Mr Benson Wanjau, popularly known as Mzee Ojwang “Hatari” lost the battle for his life while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). He was 78 at the time. Ojwang had been admitted to the hospital at around noon with an acute pneumonia infection. Doctors tried their best to save him but at around 8pm on Sunday evening Ojwang breathed his last.
On hearing the news, hundreds of Kenyans took to social media platforms to express their condolences. No one had expected such a tragic turn of events. Here are some of the messages that Kenyans posted.
Earlier on in the year the veteran actor had been admitted to Loresho Hospital due to an eye illness. Thanks to the intervention of the Nairobi Senator, Mike Sonko, this condition was quickly treated and things seemed to be turning for the better. However, Mr Ojwang disappeared from the scene again and as it seems he must have been suffering in silence as his health deteriorated even further. Sadly, the news of his demise is what has caught the attention of most Kenyans again.
Mzee Ojwang’ is survived by his long time wife, Augusta Wanjiru and two children, Michael Karira and Patricia Njeri.
We will keep you updated on funeral arrangements.
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