Papa Shirandula Biography – Papa Shirandula Wiki
Papa Shirandula (real name Charles Bukeko) was a Kenyan actor and comedian. He was best known for his role as Papa Shirandula in the television series Papa. His film credits include The Constant Gardener (2005), Malooned! (2007), and The Captain of Nakara (2012). He won the 2010 Kalasha Award for Best Actor in a TV Series.
Papa Shirandula Age
He was born in 1962 in Buhalarire, Mumias, Kenya, as Charles Bukeko. He died on July 18, 2020. He was 58 years old.
Papa was married to his wife Beatrice Ebbie Andega.
Papa and his wife Beatrice Ebbie Andega have three children: Tony, Charlie, and Wendy.
He was born to Valeria Makokha and Cosmas Wafula. He was the firstborn in a family of four.
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Charles Bukeko died at the Karen Hospital on July 18, 2020, at the age of 58. Following the news of his death, tributes immediately started pouring in.
Former Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka tweeted: “I am saddened to have learned of the demise of Charles Bukeko a.k.a Papa Shirandula.He was a talented actor and one whom I also enjoyed watching.A sad loss for our great nation and the entertainment industry.May the Almighty God rest his soul on eternal peace…kwaheri Papa!”
Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya tweeted: “It is with great sadness that have I learned of the death of comedian Charles Bukeko popularly known as Papa Shirandula. The cruel hand of death has robbed the comedy industry an iconic figure whose comedy did not only entertain but was also educative to many generations.”
ANC party leader Musalia W Mudavadi tweeted: “My sincere condolences to the family of Charles Bukeko popularly known as Papa Shirandula upon his passing on today morning at Karen Hospital. May his soul rest in peace.”
Cause of Death
Papa’s cause of death was the coronavirus. According to his brother-in-law Ronald Wanyama, Shirandula experienced difficulty in breathing and was rushed to the Karen Hospital. Wanyama said, “It is sad he didn’t make it out of the hospital alive. He had tested positive for Covid-19. We are devastated.”
Papa’s net worth is unclear.