Drama was witnessed at the Kenyan National Theatre on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at a time when the artistic industry was paying tribute to the late comedian Ochonjo.
Sandra Dacha, an actress, argued with Tiktoker Mike Wako over what she called public deception.
Wako was forced to flee the area as the two exchanged heated remarks.
Several creatives on the scene attempted to intervene and calm things down, but their efforts were futile.
“Mike wako wacha uongo (Mike Wako stop lying),” Sandra Dacha could be heard saying.
Sandra narrated how her close friends have died of alcohol.
“Don’t fight with alcohol. Pombe ni ya kunywa kwa starehe…I remember we burried Amunga, we buried Olwenya, We buried Othuol Othuol with same problem, now Ochonjo same problem.”
“Wasanii, tuache mchezo. I drink but I moderate, I drink occasionally,” she warned.
“Na daktari akishakwambia usikunywe, please don’t drink. We burried Othuol because of alcohol. Aliambiwa na daktari akunywe madawa anaficha dawa chini ya kitanda, akikunywa pombe. When he died, we found drugs under his bed…just the same way Ochonjo was doing. He drunk until the last moment”
“So tusidanganyane, let’s stop it, otherwise tutakufa wote. It is so sad, Ochonjo was not supposed to die.” she begged.
Comedian Ochonjo’s cause of death
Kevin Okoth the late Duncan Okoth aka Ochonjo’s big brother disclosed the cause of his death.
“My brother Dan, huyo unajua mungu hupanga vitu zake pia. So I had high hopes with my brother.” he mourned his brother.
He admitted that he had a bad feeling when he was called to take Duncan to hospital.
He said how they had an emotional last moment before his death. “I told him Dunco you are strong. Hapo utatoka. He was eating, so while he was eating he lifted his hand and held mine.”
He was trying to encourage Duncan by telling him he was happy he can talk and eat. Sadly, this was not the case the next day Duncan became even sicker.
“He was not himself again he could not even see me, he was unable to eat. I left him with his workmates.”
That scene of his brother struggling with a painful disease proved too much he left.
Kevin said Duncan had organ failure, “All his organs zilikuwa zimebeat liver, kidney. Kitu imemuumiza Dan. He had Tuberculosis and you cant treat TB while these organs are not functioning.”
“There was a clash of medication, so it was hard,” he shared.
Duncan was taken to the hospital on May 3, 2023, and on Wednesday, May 10, he passed away at 2 am.
He recalled educating Duncan up until he moved out of employment. “Ameendelea poa after leaving my house He started living with two friends.”
The two brothers were living close by but did not see each other much. Duncan shared a house with two friend