Popular Churchill Show comedian Emmanuel Makori, popularly known as Ayeiya, has reportedly passed on.
Makori died on Friday morning in a grisly road accident along Lang'ata Road near the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
He was in the company of his wife, actor Maina Olwenya, comedian Paul Wakimani Ogutu and a friend.
The vehicle they were in hit an electric post.
His wife and Ogutu are recovering at Kenyatta National Hospital.
Makori was popular among Kenyans with his rib-cracking jokes that he often delivered in sheng but resonated well with people from all social classes.
He will fondly be remembered for his constant messages of peace, urging Kenyans to desist from violence during the elections saying," Tusibleed ndio walead."
Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill took to his twitter account to convey his condolences to friends and family of the late comedian.
We are waking up to Very sad news of the passing of one of our Comedians, Emmanuel Makori (AKA) our thoughts and prayers are with his family pic.twitter.com/KskFNZDUaK
— Churchill (@MwalimChurchill) April 14, 2017
Kenyans also shared their tributes to Ayeiya under the hashtag #RIPAyeiya.
Here are some of the tweets:
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) April 14, 2017
#ripayeiya we will miss you
— Mca Triky (@McaTriky) April 14, 2017
— #TeamShaffie (@ShaffieWeru) April 14, 2017