Brian Barasa passes away

Barasa at WonderCon 2019 (Photo: Barasa Wafula / Facebook)

We are shocked and saddened to have learned of the sudden passing of Brian Barasa Wafula this past Sunday. As the co-founder of NAICCON (Nairobi Comic Convention), Barasa was a figurehead of geek culture in Kenya and at the core of the convention’s continued growth since its inception in 2014.

Barasa was also head of business at Pro Series Gaming, with whom we collaborated on the Kenya vs South Africa team battle in July 2018, the Nairobi vs Durban team battle in December 2018, and the Finals for Season 3 of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit in August 2019.

On behalf of the Kenyan fighting game community, Savanna FGC extends its heartfelt condolences to Barasa’s family, friends, and colleagues at both NAICCON and Pro Series Gaming. As a key member of the esports fraternity in Kenya, he will be sorely missed.