The Kenyan film industry has lost one of the most promising actors in the country with the sudden death of Wilfred Olwenya Maina.
Maina who is prominently featured in such movies as Taliya, Nairobi Half-Life, Stories Of Our Lives, Poacher and Pendo is said to have collapsed and died on Monday evening.
Olwenya was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of Olwenya’s death is however yet to be established.
Apart from his acting roles, Olwenya was also a voice-over artist who worked with various radio stations.
Several Kenyans have taken to their social media handles to mourn the loss of Olwenya.
Rest in Peace Olwenya Maina "Oti" You made me watch Nairobi Half Life over and over pic.twitter.com/tyjMywobv8— IG: thelifeofchizzy (@yourboychizzy) July 4, 2022
Olwenya Maina has passed on! Damn! He was super talented. His role as 'Oti' in Nairobi Half Life was well executed. I loved all the roles he played. It's just heartbreaking. May his Soul Rest in eternal Peace. We have lost real talent.— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) July 5, 2022
Life is too short. Appreciate every single day u are blessed with.— ibrah (@Bigman_ibrah) July 4, 2022
I remember when I first saw Olwenya Maina @MainaOlwenya on Nairobi Half Life I thought he was the most natural Kenyan actor and would go very far. Well, God had better plans for him. RIP. Gone too soon ???? pic.twitter.com/LdbrAlhnrj
Nairobi Half Life actor Olwenya Maina collapsed and died while being rushed to hospital.— LynnNgugiNetwork (@LynnNgugiShow) July 5, 2022
The entertainment industry remembers him as a humble, soft-spoken and talented personality.
May his soul rest in peace.#RIP https://t.co/eIyDEWMyjp