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Saidia! Comedians beg well-wishers to help fundraise Othuol Othuol’s 1M funeral expenses

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The comedy fraternity is calling upon well-wishers to help them raise Sh 1 million for Othuol Othuol’s burial.

Othuol, whose real name is Ben Maurice Onyango passed away last Sunday after a long battle with brain tumour and TB at the Kenyatta national hospital.

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He will be buried on Saturday 24 at his parents’ home in Alego, Siaya County. He died a single man but he once had a baby mama but the child passed away.

On Friday, there was a meeting at the Kenya National Theatre gallery Hall to fundraise for the funeral expenses but only a handful comedians showed up.

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Kenyan comedians during Othuol’s fundraising

Kenyan comedians during Othuol’s fundraising

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Speaking at the meeting, Ken Waudo, the Chairperson of Comedians in Kenya Society denied rumours making rounds that the comedy industry neglected Othuol during his hour of need.

‘…that when Othuol sent that message begging for help we did nothing, which is very wrong. In the groups that we were in, there’s no day Othuol said he was in need and we ignored him. We contributed over Sh100k and he did the first MRI scan and went back home. For the second MRI, there was cash… that man never lacked,’ Waudo said.

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‘Even whenever he used to send messages asking for money or food, we helped him. he used to send several people same text. We stood with Othuol and before he died, we had already contributed Ksh137,000. there’s no day he needed help and we neglected him. Artistes stood steadfast with Othuol not only when he was sick but throughout his sickness journey.’

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