• The family of the late Olwenya Maina aka Otis known for his role in Nairobi Half life has called for calm and most importantly privacy, during this tough period.

 • They revealed that a postmortem will be conducted on Olwenya's body Tuesday morning as they look to delve deeper into what caused his sudden death.

 

Nairobi half life actor Oti collapses
olwenya maina Nairobi half life actor Oti collapses

The family of the late Olwenya Maina aka Otis known for his role in Nairobi Half life has called for calm and most importantly privacy, during this tough period.

According to a statement seen by Mpasho.co.ke, the famous actor and voice-over artists collapsed and died on Monday at around 10 am.

They revealed that a post-mortem will be conducted on Olwenya's body Tuesday morning as they look to delve deeper into what caused his sudden death.

"Good evening everyone... It is with a heavy heart that I bring you news of the demise of our brother, Maina Olwenya. It happened earlier today around 10 am. Investigations to delve deeper into the circumstances around his passing away are ongoing," the family's statement read in part.

The family added that they will let members of the public know of the funeral arrangements within the next few days.

"Initial reports indicate that he collapsed. The family has called for calm and privacy at this time and will consequently relay more information from tomorrow. The postmortem will also be done tomorrow. More news regarding funeral arrangements shall be relayed within the coming days."

The family called on Kenyans to remember them and Olwenya's close friends at this difficult time.

In Nairobi Half Life, he won many hearts with his memorable portrayal of ‘Oti’ - the reckless & fearless leader of the gang in the 2012 Kenyan tv-series.

Olwenya is also remembered by the Radio Africa family as the voice-over artiste for Kiswahili radio station Radio Jambo. Olwenya also acted in Taliya and Poacher.

According to Wikipedia, Nairobi Half-Life is a 2012 Kenyan drama film directed by David "Tosh" Gitonga.

The film was selected as the Kenyan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but did not make the final shortlist, and is the first time Kenya has submitted a film in this category.

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