Kenya’s acting industry is in mourning following the demise of renowned comedian Benson Wanjau better known as Mzee Ojwang Hatari on Sunday night.
According news sources, the popular thespian, who for more than three decades has been synonymous with the TV comedy series Vitimbi, passed on while receiving treatment for pneumonia at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.
Mzee Ojwang, who was 78 at the time of his death, has been battling ailing health since the beginning of this year.
In early March, he was admitted at Lions Sight First Eye Hospital in Loresho, Nairobi where he underwent a successful eye surgery.
Following media stories on his plight, the government stepped in to settle his medical bills and he subsequently discharged from hospital.
Mzee Ojwang was the main character in the popular Vitimbi show, where he played the role of a no nonsense entrepreneur.