Friends and family of comedian Emmanuel Makori better known as Ayeiya gathered at the CITAM Karen Church on Wednesday for a memorial service for the former Churchill Show comedian.

The celebrated comedian perished in a grisly road accident in the wee hours of Friday near Catholic University in Nairobi.

The comedian was with his wife in the vehicle together with fellow comedians Paul wa Kimani and actor Maina Olwenya. The other three passengers survived and were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.

At Makori’s memorial service, emotions run high as family and friends -mostly from Kenya’s comedy industry, paid their last respects and remembered fond memories with the comedian.

A special tribute to Ayeiya will also be held today at the Carnivore Simba Saloon to help raise funds for the family of the late comedian who is survived by a wife and a daughter.

Among those expected to perform at the tribute include, Teacher Wanjiku, Eric Omondi, Chipukeezy, MC Jessy, Jalango, Sleepy David, Karis Owago, Butita, Dr Ofweneke, Obinna, MCA Tricky, Prof Hammo, Mammito and Njoro in an event that will be hosted by Churchill.

Well-wishers can help fundraise for the comedian’s funeral slated for Friday in Kisii.

Donations can be made through Paybill number 793290, account name, Emmanuel Makori.

Watch the video of the memorial service below:

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