The former Vitimbi actor died on Sunday evening at Kenyatta National Hospital after sudden illness. He was taken to the hospital earlier in the day, and after examination, it was determined that he had pneumonia and would have to be admitted.
He passed on at around 8 pm.
Fellow actor Mama Kayai said that his ‘eye condition’ had improved, and that he was doing very well. She recounted bumping into him in town a few days ago.
Kenyans on social media have been sending their condolence messages, and below we have some of them.
I celebrate Mzee Ojwang, a Kikuyu who healed the land through laughter living as a Luo! That is the stuff legends are made of #RIPMzeeOjwang
— Ronald Osumba (@RonnieOsumba) July 12, 2015
A legend Exits …. RIP Mzee Ojwang . Many of us grew up watching Vitimbi way before the era of smartphones pic.twitter.com/kEmjXb2RWq
— Mohammed Hersi (@mohammedhersi) July 12, 2015
#RIPMzeeOjwang He was a special kind of entertainer
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) July 12, 2015
— Tony Gachoka (@TonyGachoka) July 12, 2015
He lived his life well…doing what he loved,.whereas inspiring and bringing alot of joy to many Kenyans for so many years. #RipMzeeOjwang
— WALTER MONGARE SR (@WALTERMONGARE) July 12, 2015
Much loved veteran actor Mzee Ojwang passed away at KNH. Our deepest condolences to his loved ones. He will be missed. #RIPMzeeOjwang
— Julie Gichuru (@JulieGichuru) July 12, 2015
— Rev Kathy Kiuna™ (@RevKathyKiuna) July 12, 2015
— Yusuf Hassan (@MPyusufhassan) July 12, 2015
May his soul rest in peace.