The Celebrities Social Media Killed

They were alive until the internet said they weren't!

By  | May 26, 2021, 05:25 PM  | Drama

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Celebrity death is one of the most dreaded and not-looked-forward-to events when it comes to pop culture in Kenya. When a celebrity died, particularly one who made moves in the industry, the entire industry sufferers, sometimes it dies entirely.

sometimes, however, the celebrity does not die, but the internet says they have, creating a stew of confused fans looking for answers, some seeking the truth, some sending condolence, and others, oddly enough, making jokes. 

Here, we've curated a list of celebrities the internet accidentally killed, creating false news and throwing fan bases to frenzies.

Nonini

Nonini was 'killed' four years ago when a website reported that he had died.
The website said that he was involved in a gruesome car accident along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway that took his life! The website even went ahead and posted a picture of the rapper on the ground, circling two feet, claiming that those were his!
The 'Si Lazima' creator went on his Instagram to clear air, saying that his haters facilitated the write-up, insisting that it would only add years to his life. 
What a dramatic twist!

Churchill

Churchill aka Maina Kingangi was the 'death' that shook the country and brought forth the discussion on the rise of false news making.
According to some sources, Churchill was purported to have died three years ago in a horrible car accident. To them, Kingangi was on Mai Mahiu Road speeding when his car hit a deep pothole and scrammed off the road, hitting what appeared to be a hard surface, sending the comedian to his death.
Later that week, he went to his weekly show to clarify that he was still alive and kicking. 

Maina Kageni

Maina Kageni was purported on yet another gruesome car accident at the end of 2015. This was when he traveled Tanzania and an obscure paper ran the news that he had passed away on the road while speeding in Dar Es Salaam.
He was forced to come forth and deny the claims, saying that he was still alive and well. 

Melisha Jumwa

Aisha Jumwa had to come forth to deny her daughter's death after malicious rumors spread on Twitter, saying that she had killed herself.
It began when a photo began making its rounds on Twitter showing a girl who looked eerily similar to the young girl, with suicide notes, saying that she had resolved to die due to several unknown reasons.
Turns out it wasn't her. 
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