Mother-In-Law actress Beth Mbaya, fondly called ‘Wanade’ after her character on the popular television show, passed away early this morning. The actress, a mother of two sons, was battling cancer, as revealed by TV anchor Janet Mbugua in a Facebook post, and had reportedly become incapacitated to the point she could not speak.
The news of her death was met with shock from the acting fraternity, and the Mother-In-Law Facebook Page confirmed her passing this morning with a post: ‘‘It is indeed a sad day. May the LORD grant her family peace and rest her soul in eternal peace.’’
Fans, fellow actors and local celebrities took to Twitter to offer their condolences. Ruth’s two son are also actors. Kamau Mbaya plays the popular character of Baha on Machachari while Mungai Mabaya is an actor on Makutano Junction.
We at Capital FM offer our sincerest condolences to the family.
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