The much loved Kenyan actor Benson Wanjau alias Mzee Ojwang died on Sunday July 12, 2015 at the Kenyatta National Hospital where he had been admitted. Mzee Ojwang is said to have been suffering from Pneumonia. The actor played key roles in local programmes Vitimbi, Vioja Mahakamani, Vituko and Kinyonga.
Mutahi Ngunyi's tribute aptly captured how Mzee Ojwang transcended the tribal divide in his television role.
"It is NOT a tragedy that Ojwang Hatari has DIED. It would be a TRAGEDY if we let DIE what he left ALIVE in us - a KIKUYU best known as a LUO," he said.