On 14, April 2016 the Kenyan comedy industry suffered a major blow after one of its comedians Ayeiya real name Emmanuel Makori died.
Ayeiya was involved in a grisly road accident near Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and died on the spot. He was traveling in the company of his wife, actor Maina Olwenya, comedian Paul Wakimani Ogutu and a friend.
Ayeiya, won the hearts of many during his heydays and he was described as a great man by Kenyans. His wife’s, tribute read:
“DEAR EMMANUEL (MANU)
MANU, IT HURTS THAT I HAVE TO WRITE THIS AT SUCH A TIME. COULDN’T IMAGINE ONE DAY YOU WOULD NOT BE HERE. YOU WERE MORE THAN A PARTNER TO ME, YOU WERE MY FRIEND, THE ONLY MAN OUR KID TAMARA CALLED ‘DADDY’. YOU MADE SURE WE BECAME A PRAYERFUL FAMILY. I STILL HAVE YOUR DREAMS WITH ME. TAMARA WILL ATTEND
TAMARA WILL ATTEND SHULE POA POA SANA
WITH THE HELP OF GOD. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE ME ALONE? I STILL REMEMBER OUR BEST VALENTINE WHEN YOU DEDICATED A BIBLE TO ME. YOU TAUGHT ME VIRTUES ONE NEEDED IN THIS WORLD, SINCE YOU WERE KIND TO EVERYONE YOU ALWAYS TAUGHT ME ABOUT SHARING, YOU WERE APOLOGETIC ALWAYS.
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A YOUNG MAN WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY LIKE YOU DID. TAMARA WILL MISS YOU, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE WILL COPE WITH THE FACT THAT YOU WON’T BE THERE TO SEE HER OFF TO SCHOOL. I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU MY PRAYER PARTNER.
YOU USED TO TELL ME PRAYERS SOLVE EVERYONE AND EVEN NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE ALL I HAVE IS PRAYER AND THE JOYFUL DAUGHTER YOU HAVE LEFT BEHIND, SHE HAS YOUR JOKE. IT HURTS TO SAY THIS BUT GOODBYE MY PRAYER PARTNER, MANU, BABA TAMARA, BABE AND AYEIYAA POA POA AS YOUR FANS KNEW YOU. TILL WE MEET AGAIN.”
‘I Love You And Will Miss You My Prayer Partner,’ Njoki Pays Moving Tribute To Her Departed Husband Ayeiya Poa Poa
Ayeiya was one of the learned comedians and he died at the peak of his careers. DJ Shiti has led Kenyans in celebrating Ayeiya’s first anniversary and here are some of their messages:
DJ Shiti: Ati hata His Excellency @president.of.kenya Alikuwa anajua Comedy ya +254 Ni Nomaaa Noomaaa…. Ngoriiii ngoriiii….. Bro Tunakukosa Sanaa…. Lakini huku bado tunakinukisha kinoma nomaa!! Industry inazidi kupanuka Na wacheshii pia wanachapa kazi kabisa….. Tuna Imani kuwa uko mahala pema Mwanajesh Mwenzetu….. Ayeiyaaa PoaPoaaa Awolaaan Shaataadee!!!!
Iam_bett: One year down the line…..
We remember One great comedian #AKA #Ayeiya – his words of wisdom #TusiBleedNdioWaLead