The Kenyan comedy industry is facing a profound loss as they mourn the sudden passing of comedian and actor Ochonjo Dunco of Njoro wa Uba.
The devastating news was shared by actress Sandra Dacha, who struggled to come to terms with the untimely death of Ochonjo.
In a heartfelt tribute, Dacha expressed her sorrow, stating, “Life is pleasant. DEATH is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. REST IN PEACE, my friend/colleague @ochonjodunco 🙏🏿.”
Dacha revealed that Ochonjo had been hospitalized since Thursday of the previous week and sadly breathed his last breath at 2 am.
Reflecting on the past week, Dacha lamented, “A day like this last week is when we took you to the hospital… My colleague @ochonjodunco took his last breath at 2 am today 😭.”
She continued, “10/5/2023. You embrace death because life doesn’t exist without you. You have left some wonderful memories that will never fade from our hearts. Until we meet again, rest in peace Ochos 🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️.”
The news of Ochonjo’s passing spread rapidly, and Kenyans from all walks of life joined the conversation, expressing their shock and mourning the loss of the talented comedian.
Ochonjo had gained popularity on TikTok for his videos featuring young comedians Osongo and Mike Wako.
The overwhelming response from his peers and fans showcased the impact Ochonjo had on the comedy industry.
Fellow comedian Terence Creative couldn’t hide his grief, exclaiming, “Ahhhhh nooo way no way 😭😭😭😭.” Actress Kate Actress added, “💔💔💔 Rest in peace, Dunco 🕊️,” while its_wangoi questioned, “😢😢 Is he the one who used to appear with Mike Wako? RIP.”
The outpouring of condolences continued, with user blackman9496 expressing disbelief, “Oh my God 😢😢. Wah so sorry. I can’t believe it 😢😢. R.I.P bro.”
Krysteen Savane sent heartfelt hugs to Sandra Dacha, saying, “Sending you huge hugs @sandra_dacha! It’s unbelievable that Ochonjo is no more… May his soul rest in peace.” cocobunniee also extended her condolences, writing, “My condolences, Aunty 🙏.”
The loss of Ochonjo Dunco was deeply felt by the community, and user babg_awillo7 bid him farewell, saying, “Rest in Peace, Champ. 😢😢😰”
Kimchezo echoed the sentiment, stating, “This is sad news 😞. I lack the words to describe @ochonjodunco. He was always a happy man. My condolences to the family of the deceased.”
The Kenyan comedy industry will forever cherish the memories Ochonjo Dunco created, and his absence leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. May his soul rest in eternal peace.