The entertainment fraternity is mourning the death of comedian Othuol Othuol whose real name is Ben Maurice Onyango.
He passed away while receiving treatment for a brain tumour at Kenyatta National Hospital on October 11, 2020.
14 days later, Othuol will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at his family’s home in Siaya County’s Alego Ndere in Gogagi Village.
Today, his boy left Chiromo Mortuary ahead of requiem service at Kenya National Theatre followed by the viewing on his body. The service will start at 7:30 am till 10:00 am.
Tomorrow, the body will be at his family’s home in Siaya County’s Alego Ndere in Gogagi Village.
His family has paid tribute to their fallen kin. They have penned a touching poem.
Read it below.
Sleep, My Brother
I wish you sweet sleep, my brother dear.
Although there’s so much that you’ve left bare
I hate that you had to endure such pain
On my mind, your saddened eyes have left a stain.
I want to know what crossed your mind
Unspoken words you’ve left behind
Undone things we’ll never do
No sharing thoughts you never knew.
A peace has fallen upon your head
A taste of sorrow we have been fed
It really is like a hole in our lives
One swiftly dug but carved out by knives.
But I have hope that those sleeping will rise
The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain,
Those who did good, eternal life they’ll gain.
So… sleep on my brother, sleep tight
For now, with you the sky is night.
But after night will come daybreak
Therefore I will wait hoping to see you awake.
Watch the video below of Othuol Othuols viewing today at Kenyatta National Theatre.
Sleep with the angels! Othuol Othuol's fans and fellow comedians view his body for the last time before his burial tomorrow.