Celebrated Churchill Show comedian Ayeiya Poa Poa has died.
Ayeiya, real name Emmanuel Nyambane Makori died Friday morning in a road accident along Langata road in Nairobi as he came from a performance.
Ayeiya was travelling in the company of his wife, actor Maina Olwenya, fellow comedian Paul Ogutu aka Wakimani and an unnamed friend when the car he was driving rammed into an electricity post near catholic university of east Africa CUEA campus in Langata road.
Ayeiya died on the spot.
Olwenya, Ogutu, Ayeiya’s wife and the yet unnamed friend are currently admitted in Kenyatta National Hospital.
Ayeiya was well known and well-loved for witty and creative observational comedy often leaving his audience in stitches at his hilarious antics and punchlines.
Fellow comedians, media personalities and fans alike poured their hearts out with grief on social media at Ayeiya’s demise.
On twitter, the hashtag #RIPAyeiya is currently trending.