Kenyan veteran actor Benson Wanjau alias Mzee Ojwang is dead.
Ojwang, 78, passed on while undergoing treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Sunday evening, from what doctors said could be pneumonia.He had been taken to the hospital earlier in the day for treatment.
Mzee Ojwang’s death comes after fighting a serious eye illness which lead to partial blindness earlier this year.
[caption id="attachment_3235" align="alignnone" width="600"] Ojwang in his happier moments: pic by niaje.com[/caption]
The actor played key roles in local programs like Vitimbi and Vioja Mahakamani which still air on Maisha Magic East (DStv 158/GOtv 4).
Mzee Ojwang will truly be missed, but his magic still lives on. Catch Vitimbi episodes staring Mama Kayai every Sunday at 7.30pm to relieve the classical moments.