Kenya’s TV industry is mourning the death of prolific actor Maende Shikuku. Maende has been the star of popular NTV show Pray and Prey, where she played the character of Petronila.
Maende reportedly fell ill on Friday before being rushed to hospital where she died the same day. It is unclear what her illness was.
Colleagues, friends and fans continue to send their condolences on social media. Here are some of them.
I can't believe you are gone, it feels like yesterday when we did that last episode of Pray and Prey.
RIP we love you Maende Shikuku. pic.twitter.com/I3jM98WjJo
— MissOwira (@shyolympia) November 4, 2016
RIP maende shikuku…Can't believe this.
— sharone juma (@sharone_juma) November 5, 2016
I didn't know Maende Shikuku by name but i knew her by face coz of the amazing work she has done. #RIP
— ice killer (@ISquillah) November 5, 2016
R.I.P. Maende Shikuku. Death the great thief ?
— Valia (@Zenaidalulu) November 5, 2016
R.I.P Maende Shikuku. So sad. — feeling sad
— benardnjoroge (@bernardbenaa1) November 4, 2016
Rest in Peace Maende Shikuku. You were a great friend. I love you and will miss you, always ?
— Padmaé (@ChantellePetit) November 4, 2016
May her soul rest in peace.