Kenyan Actor Maina Olwenya announced Dead

Celebrated Kenyan actor and voice-over artist Maina Olwenya has passed away.

The actor most popular for his role ‘Oti’ in Nairobi Half Life is reported to have collapsed and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

About Maina Wilfred Olwenya

The actor Maina Wilfred Olwenya has been featured on some of the best films to come out of Kenya, including hit series Shuga and Mali as well as stories of our lives and Pendo.

Most recently, Olwenya featured in films including Poacher and Talinya.

Olwenya garnered multiple nominations including best supporting actor in the AMAA (Africa Movie Academy awards 2013) and won Best Actor in Kenya 2016.

Kate Actress, Bien, Avril, Calvo Mistari and more Mourn Maina Olwenya

After the announcement of the sudden demise of the actor, Kenyans have been celebrating his life.

Actress Catherine Kamau popularly known as Kate Actress took to her Instagram and wrote:

“You’ve been constantly on my mind since we started filming with @theafricandirector_ … reminiscing what great talent you are …. @mainaolwenya WHY ??? My heart is so freaking heavy. Go well, bro. Tutaonana baadaye.”

Other Kenyan celebrities including Avril, Bien, Calvo Mistari and Tyler Mbaya shared their condolences.

The family of the deceased is expected to give a comprehensive statement of his demise.