• Papa Shirandula's widow said, "I realised even in death he had friends, thank you for organising this memorial."

Jalango and Papa Shirandula's widow Beatrice Andega
Jalango and Papa Shirandula's widow Beatrice Andega

Papa Shirandula's wife, Beatrice Andega has spoken up about grieving her late husband Charles Bukeko.

The Kenyan film and TV icon died on July 18, 2020, while receiving treatment at Karen Hospital.

Today, his family, friends and cast members of the TV show Papa Shirandula held a one-year memorial event in his honour at Pride Inn.

Beatrice said, "The memory of this day I knew was coming, I did not want to remember it, nilitaka niamke niskie ilipita but I realised even in death he had friends, thank you for organising this."

The widow also explained that she has been having financial difficulties especially getting fees for her youngest daugter, Sherry.

"When you see mountains you wonder how will I go over them, when you have a problem you wonder how will I solve them. But I thank God because he is a God of solutions. What Jalango has done has really touched my heart."

Papa Shirandula and wife, Beatrica Andenga
Papa Shirandula and wife, Beatrica Andenga

Comedian Jalango together with Captain Otoyo and Njoro has offered to pay for the daughter's fees till the university level.

"It is one week to go and I was thinking of school fees," choking back tears Beatrice added, "God has made a solution. thank you so much I appreciate you. I longed to meet you and God's timing is the best."

She continued, "Promises have come but they have never been fulfilled. But I thank God that you are close, it won't be like the ones we have been receiving."

Jalango encouraged her saying, "The best thing we can do for Papa is this, we would not be who we are without your husband."

Jalango gave her a cheque at the venue and promised to pay for secondary school till university.

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