Kenyan writer Karang’ae Chege who wrote numerous titles in Kiswahili and English passed away on March 5, 2023.
Karang’ae Chege’s first published work was a Kiswahili poem titled Kibuyu Changu. His play, Vita vya Panzi, which won the Okoth Kobonyo play writers’ competition in the late 1990s, was staged in various theatres in Nairobi. He also wrote for KBC Radio theatre and did voice-overs for a number of years. He has authored The Battle for Nyika, The Girl Who Became a Monster, Lost in the Forest, Mtaka cha Mvunguni, A Night With Apes, Safari ya Mabwe, and Gaidi Lii.
On Sunday, the writer complained of illness, and when he made it to the hospital passed away from a heart attack while receiving treatment. Many in the Kenyan writing fraternity are mourning the loss of one of the most prolific among them.
May he rest in peace. Condolences to his family and friends.