‘It’s Been a Dark Year,’ Papa Shirandul Actor Njoro Says as He Celebrates His Birthday

Papa Shirandula TV series actor Ken Gichoya, who is popularly known Njoro, has turned 41, but it seems there is nothing much to celebrate this year following the death of his mentor Charles Bukeko several months ago.

Taking to his Instagram account on Tuesday, 22nd September, the thespian described 2020 as a bad year but was grateful to God despite the challenges he has faced.

“Turning 41 today, it has been a dark year but I thank God for everything,” he wrote.

Njoro lost his best friend Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula in July to Covid-19, a loss that hit him badly.

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Speaking in a past interview, Njoro said that it would take time to come to terms with actor Bukeko’s death.

“I am fine but still struggling with the death of Papa Shirandula. We have buried him but I have not accepted it. Some people give you “notice”, maybe they were sick, but when someone just dies, it’s hard to accept.”

Njoro also revealed that he regretted losing his time on alcohol and that his marriage wasn’t an ideal one.

“Papa Shiurandula was not just a friend, he was a brother to me. Whenever there was a misunderstanding between me and my wife I would call Papa Shirandula to come and talk to her and it worked.”

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Zablon Ondari

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