Three years after his death, Charles Bukeko popularly known as Papa Shirandula is still remembered as a talented thespian who was kind to everyone around him despite their economic status.Lang’ata MP Felix Oduor famously known as Jalang’o took to social media to narrate how he learned about Papa Shirandula’s death.
He narrated that at the time of his death, the world was grappling with COVID-19 and the Kenyan government had ordered cessation of movement to various parts of the country.
Narrating how he learned about Papa Shirandula’s death , Jalang’o alias Jalas said he received a call from Robert Burale who instructed him to call Papa Shirandula. On making the call, he got to learn from his wife that Papa Shirandula had rested. He said, “I received a call from @burale1 asking me if I had talked to Papa, I told him it’s been a minute then he tells me to try and call him and he hangs up before I ask why.Quickly I grab my phone called Papa’s number…Mama picked and told me she knows why I am calling confirming that Papa had passed on,”
Jalang’o recounts being barred from viewing Papa Shirandula’s body at the mortuary due to the COVID-19 restrictions. He however thanked the deceased thespian for giving him a chance to act but regretted not having gotten the chance to give him a proper send-off.