Charles Bukeko (10 July 1962 – 18 July 2020) was a Kenyan actor and comedian. He was known for portraying the titular character in the television series Papa Shirandula, which he also created and won the 2010 Kalasha Award for Best Actor in a TV Series. Bukeko also appeared in the 2012 film The Captain of Nakara. Bukeko died on July 18, 2020 from what seemed like COVID-19 symptoms.
Early life and education of Charles Bukeko
Bukeko was the firstborn of four children to parents Valeria Makokha and Cosmas Wafula. He was born in Busia, Kenya. Bukeko attended Jogoo Road Primary School and Upper Hill Secondary.
Bukeko was married to Beatrice Ebbie Andega and they had three children: Tony, Charlie and Wendy. Bukeko suffered from diabetes. He died in the Karen hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, on 18 July 2020, after contracting COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. He was 58, dying eight days after his birthday.
Charles Bukeko Filmography
- The Constant Gardener (2005)
- Malooned! (2007)
- The Captain of Nakara (2012)
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