Eric Omondi’s brother Fred Omondi dies in fatal road accident

Eric Omondi's brother Fred Omondi is dead
Comedian Fredrick Odhiambo Omondi (Left), the younger brother of reknowened fellow comedian Eric Omondi (Right) is dead.

Nairobi, Kenya | By Michael Wandati | Former Churchill Show comedian Fredrick Odhiambo Omondi the younger brother of renowned fellow comedian Eric Omondi, is dead.

Fred Omondi, as he was popularly known, lost his life in a tragic road accident along Kangundo Road in Nairobi on Saturday 15, June 2024 morning.

Police said that the incident occurred around 6:00 am when the motorcycle Fred was riding collided head-on with a speeding Mitsubishi bus registration number KCC 126A operated by Forward Sacco and driven by Stephen Maina of Kayole, who was heading towards the CBD.

“The accident happened near Caltex Petrol Station on Kagundo Road,”  a police report filed at Buruburu station stated.

The report also indicated that the bus was traveling towards Nairobi CBD from Kayole, while the motorcycle was heading in the opposite direction and was on the wrong side of the road.

Consequently, the Fred Omondi collided head-on with the speeding bus and died on the spot.

The motorcycle rider sustained severe injuries to both legs and fractured both hands.

He was rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital for treatment. Fred Omondi’s body has been placed in the morgue at the same hospital to undergo a postmortem examination.

The funnyman Fred Omondi had planned to spend his weekend in Meru, as he shared in his Instagram stories earlier.

Friends and fellow performers expressed their grief on social media. Comedian Terrence Creative shared that he received a call at 6:00 am on Saturday informing him of Fred’s tragic passing.

“Today at 6:00 AM, I received the saddest call ever. It hurts so much… Fred, I thank God for the time He gave us together, bro. You’ve been a significant part of my career and growth in the industry. You always treated me as a brother, hosted me when I had nowhere to go, gave me a stage, and paid me. Together, we started club comedy shows, and I will always treasure the moments we shared the stage together,” Terence said.

Terence reminisced about their journey from performing at venues like Tribeka, Taj Mall, and iClub to their appearances on the Churchill Show and hosting their first TV show together, KTN Crazy Comedy.

“Together we suffered, learned, inspired, made people laugh, and created great memories. All this I will treasure and hold dearly. Freddy, you were a noble soul. I have a lot to say about you, but all I can say is that you did well and you shall be remembered and missed. Go well, bro,” he added.

Politician Millicent Omanga, expressed her condolences on X (formerly Twitter), stating: “The creative industry has lost a gem. Fred Omondi brightened our living rooms with his addictive comedy renditions. That he has tragically lost his life in a road accident is heart-rending. I commiserate with his family, friends, and his fans. May his soul find perfect peace.”

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Musician Nameless too mourned him.

“This is too much… life is fragile! Rest well Fred! Such sad news! Heartfelt condolences to the family!!”

“I can’t find the right words to write here about you Fred, deep down I still wish that this is not true and it will never be my brother… My face is numb and soaked with tears that I can’t control Fred…I have so many questions for God right now but He has the final say….Fred I will miss you dearly, be ahead of all of us we are behind you… Gooossshh I am pained bro,” said Rapper Sosuun.

Eric Omondi speaks out on the tragic death

Comedian and activist Eric Omondi has been deeply affected by the news of his younger brother Fred Omondi’s death.

Fred Omondi, the younger brother of comedian and activist Eric Omondi (pictured), passed away after being involved in a tragic accident near Caltex petrol station on Kangundo road in Nairobi.

Eric took to his social media accounts to share a video featuring himself and Fred, accompanied by a broken heart emoji and a heartfelt message, saying:

“My brother, It is not well. God receive you, till next time. Go well brother,” he said in a message posted on X (formerly Twitter) and his Facebook page.