Comedian at the Churchill Show, James Musyoki Kivindu, alias Kasee, has died.
Churchill Show proprietor, Daniel Ndambuki, broke the news with a tweet about the sudden demise of the funny man.
“Meanwhile I’ve received sad news that comedian Kasee is no more..So sad.RIP.
“A really sad way to end the week.. it is a bitter pill to swallow but then we cannot question God’s plans..My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kasee..May your hearts find peace from the almighty.” Daniel Ndambuki tweeted.
Speculation is rife that he may have died from alcohol contamination.
Struggling with alcoholism
Sources state that the comedian was progressing in his battle against alcoholism. In fact, he had opened a business and was doing well. However, he may have suffered a relapse.
Ken Waudo, from the Laugh Industry, said that he had gone for drinks and did not return.
“Kasee had gone drinking with friends but did not return. He was found dead on the road and taken to Chiromo mortuary,” Ken Waudo said.
Investigations into his death begin
Waudo also said that the authorities had launched investigations into his death.
Kasee’s body was found on the roadside in Nginduri, Kinoo.
Kasee’s use of ‘Ati Kasee’ line before beginning his skits made followers of Churchill Show love him.
Kasee always cracked jokes that revolved around life and religion. Indeed, he always manged to get the audience cracking with cheeky deliveries and observations on religious living.
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Kasee’s death comes just eight months after yet another comedian, Anthony Njenga, popularly known as Njenja Mswahili, also died.
According to Laugh Industry, Njenga Mswahili had been hit by a train, as they found his body on the rail track.
Njenga had also been struggling with an addiction before his untimely death.
Indeed, both Kasee and Njenga reveal the ugly side of addiction dogging many youths in Kenya.