Police have launched probe into the death of award-winning gospel singer papa Dennis.
The 2018 AFRIMMA Awards winner was on Saturday morning found dead along the road in Ngara.
It is being alleged that he fell from a 7th floor building in Ngara, Nairobi.
His body was found on the roadside near Pangani on the night of Friday.
Veteran gospel artiste, Daddy Owen, who was at the scene copnfirmed to a local daily the passing away of Papa Dennis.
“He was found dead on the roadside near the Jubilee Party headquarters,” Daddy Owen was quoted by the local daily.
However, details of whether Papa Dennis was knocked down by a vehicle, or whether he committed suicide by jumping from a tall building remains scanty, as we wait for the conclusion of police probe.
Papa Dennis, whose real name is Dennis Mwangi, was born and raised in Matunda, Kakamega County. He has a twin brother whose name is Simon Mwangi.
His mother died in 2006, leaving him and his four other siblings unable to fend for themselves.
After his mother’s demise, Papa Dennis relocated to Kisumu where he started a second-hand clothes business.
He was known for exhibiting flamboyance, on several occasions sporting expensive designer clothes, watches and shoes.
The Late artiste, in his lifetime, won several awards, including a trophy in the 2015 Mwafaka Awards, 2016 and 2017 Pulse Music Video Awards, the 2018 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) and the 2019 Dear Awards.
Papa Dennis had several songs in his repertoire, including Tornado which he featured Tanzanian legendary singer Ray C. Other songs are: Nashukuru, Mayaya, Foundation (featuring Daddy Owen), Wabebe, among others.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com