Olita succumbed to high blood pressure yesterday at his home in Siaya County. According to reports, the famed actor died at 11 am at his home in Pap Oriang village, in Siaya district.
According to relatives, Olita developed high blood pressure on Sunday night, which worsened on Monday morning.
His death comes barely a week after he lost his mother.
Among the first to send condolences were Gitobu Imanyara and Mzazi Willy M Tuva.
— Mzazi Willy M. Tuva (@mzaziwillytuva) June 2, 2014
R.I.P JOSEPH OLITA, the star actor in the epic 1981 film RISE AND FALL OF IDI AMIN who has died in Siaya.
— Gitobu Imanyara (@GitobuImanyara) June 2, 2014
Condolences to the family from us here, and may God rest his soul in eternal peace.