Papa Shirandula show was terminated from Citizen TV programme line up four months ago, a lead actor has said.
Kenneth Gachoya, popularly known as Njoro, revealed the show was cancelled as soon as Covid-19 broke out in Kenya in March.
“It was stopped four months ago immediately the coronavirus pandemic started. The management told us kipindi imeisha. The management told us we would not record any new shows but only air the already recorded ones,” Njoro said during an exclusive interview with Mpasho.
“We thanked them for having given us a chance, so we already knew the show had already been stopped. The cast had parted ways for everyone to go start their own lives. We were no longer shooting,” the actor said.
Speaking about his late co-actor and close friend, Njoro admitted he will need more time to adjust to life without Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula.
Papa Shirandula passed away on Saturday outside Karen Hospital after developing Covid-19 complications.
He was laid to rest on Monday in his Busia home.
“Papa was not just my co-actor but he was family. It will take time for me to accept that I won’t see Papa again but slowly I will overcome the grief. There is no time-frame for when I will fully accept his demise,” Papa’s co-actor said.