In Summary
  • Jaffar’s family revealed that he had been hospitalized before his unfortunate demise.
  • Jaffar was known for his vibrant contributions to the fashion and entertainment industry

The Kenyan LGBTQ+ community and the entertainment industry are grieving the sudden death of Jackson Irungu aka Jaffar Jackson, the famous stylist, choreographer, wardrobe consultant and art lover.

Jaffar passed away on Sunday January 7 succumbing to complications arising from a stomach infection.

Celebrities React

And despite recent efforts to raise funds for his medical treatment he could not overcome the health challenges he faced

The news was initially shared by actress Lydia Gitachu on social media.

Fellow celebrities, including actress Nice Githinji, also expressed their condolences and updated the public on the devastating loss

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Word from Family

Jaffar’s family, in a statement, revealed that he had been hospitalized before his unfortunate demise.

The funeral ceremony for Jaffar Jackson is scheduled to take place on January 18 at Langata Cemetery.

Here are reactions from his friends.

Actress Nice Githinji: Jackson was suffering from a stomach infection. We found out he was hospitalised yesterday. I spoke to him and his uncle who raised money for the medication prescribed. Kuamkia this morning (January 7), Lydia Gitachu had posted about his demise after being contacted by a neighbor

Nyox Kirundi: Just woke up to devastating news…we talked jana and you were okay Jaffar Jackson, we had big big plans!!

Melanie Woods: I was woken up yesterday with the news that you were gone. I did not want to believe it. We just spoke just before the New Year. You were starting a new job on the tenth. I went to our messages to see if you had sent me a message that I had missed or if indeed it as just a dream

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January 10, 2024

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