Derrick Amunga: Kenya has lost an icon

Genre : Cultural personnality death announcements
Contact details Gerald Langiri
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater
Release/publication date : July 2014
Published on : 07/08/2014
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The news of the death of veteran actor Derrick Amunga came as a low blow to many of his Family, friends and fans after he had been reported missing for slightly over a week. In a meeting held at Kenya National Theatre on 3rd August 2014, the day the news broke out that Derrick has finally been found lifeless at Kenyatta National Hospital; more insight was given into the mystery of his passing.

Shem Odhiambo Agunga, a close friend narrated the story of how Derrick left home on Friday of 25th July afternoon to go run some errands. He returned home in the evening and left again to go out as what many of us do on a weekend. Little did they know that was the last time they would be setting eyes on Amunga. Concern was raised  4 days later when Derrick did not return home and none of his friends or close colleagues and confidants had seen or heard of him from that Friday.

A police report claims that a Good Samaritan called the police on 26th July in the am after he was found bleeding and injured in a ditch a few meters from home.  He did not have any identification on him or his phone. He was rushed to Kenyatta National hospital Intensive Care Unit where he later passed away on the 28th of July due to severe injuries.  It is not concluded how he succumbed the injuries and a postmortem is yet to be carried out.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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