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Crazy Kennar mourns loss of newborn son

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 Comedian Crazy Kennar. (Courtesy)

Comedian Kennedy Odhiambo, popularly known as Crazy Kennar, recently disclosed the heartbreaking news of losing his newborn son just days ago. 

The somber revelation took place during Kennar's Happy Country show at the Kenya International Conference Centre (KICC), where he candidly shared the challenging journey he and his family had been through.

At 25 years old, Kennar, who moments earlier had shown exuberance on stage, spoke to the audience about the profound loss. 

"Unfortunately, my son died four days ago. It has been a very tough journey for me because we had to go through all that and at the same time do the show," he expressed.

Kennar took the opportunity to encourage empathy among people, urging them to check on those who appear happy. 

"So my words as happy citizens are that whenever you see somebody walking while smiling, just go and ask him if he is okay or not. Let's be our brother’s keepers, our sister’s keepers and let’s love one another."

Videos on social media captured Kennar's emotional moments during the show, where he embraced fellow comedians on stage, celebrating the sold-out event.

Despite the recent tragedy, Kenyans poured in condolence messages, commending the comedian for his resilience. 

In a video shared on Instagram on September 20, Crazy Kennar revealed his ambitious plan to host a live comedy show in December.

Reflecting on his journey, Kennar stated, "The first time I started content creation was around 2017. I never thought of how big I could grow. I never even in my wildest dreams imagined that I could leave the country to go and shoot content. All these have been possible because of the support you guys have given me."

Expressing his aspirations for the future, he stated that he wanted to do something scary even to himself.  

“I've been thinking about it for the past six years, he said. “I want to do a live show on stage. I want to actualize digital comedy into live stage comedy, a show that will have 6000 people in attendance this December."

"In my dreams, I believe it is possible, and I promise to give a performance of a lifetime," Kennar affirmed.

Despite a falling out with his former team and a brief sabbatical, Crazy Kennar's popularity has soared over the past year. He has achieved international recognition, including a recent gig in South Africa. 

Kennar's accolades also include being named Comedian Influencer of the Year and Go Beyond Influencer of the Year by Africa Digital Leadership.

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