Thomas Kiptoo Yano (Number One)  

It is with humble acceptance that we announce the passing on of Thomas Kiptoo Yano (Number One) assistant Chief Korou Sub location, Embobut Ward on Thursday 24/5/2018.

Loving son of the Late Mzee Number one Kilimo, Kojemutai and Kojepchumba. Husband of Salina Kiptoo. Father of the Late Kiprotich, Ambrose, Jepkoech, Jebet, Jepkorir, Titus, Jerop, Kiplagat, Carren and Jepkemoi. Brother of Albina, Flora, mama Kiplagat, Kauka, Kimoi, Metro, Evans Rutto (Athlete), Kimwole, mubesa and Kemboi. Uncle of Mzee Joel Yano, Joseph Cheluo. Uncle of Kojerono and Flomena. Son-in-law of Mzee Suter Silamoi Kamagol, and mama Tapsimei Suter. Uncle of the late Kapkoris. Brother in law of Brenda, William, Samuel, Annah, Peris, Nickson, Leah and others. Grandfather of Mercy and Alvin Kimutai.

A fundraiser to meet funeral expenses is on Thursday 31/5/2018 at Komora Hall Room 204 and at Professional Care Nairobi at 5p.m.

Burial will be on Saturday /6/2018 at Kapker/ Kapchebau, Marakwet East, Elgeyo rakwet County.

Simon M’murithi M’Rimberia


It is with deep and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Simon M’Murithi M’Rimberia.

Son of the late M’Rimberia M’Riria and the late Rebecca Ruguru. Husband of Marcella Kiende Simon. He hailed from Ntugi location, Buuri district. Brother of Gerald, Gitobu, Muriira, the late Samson, the late Murerwa and Rose Gauku. Father of Mary Nkuene, Laurence Mwirigi, John Kinyua, Cecelina Karimi (Windhoek, Namibia), Bernard Karani (Nairobi) and Charles Mureti. Father-in-law of Peter Gitonga, Fridah Kathure, William Ololchike (KCB, Nairobi), Joylyne Adhiambo and Agnes Karimi. Grandfather of Faith Kagwiria, Dominic Mutuma (Lamu), Charles Maitethia (Mombasa), Fideline Mwendwa, Shannon Naeku, Shannel Makena, Clare Nkirote, Puhn Kithinji, Karl Kimathi, Shallin Gatwiri and Angel Kendi.

Family and friends are meeting daily from 6:00 pm at Nick’s Grill, Koinange lane, Nairobi and his rural home, Ntugi village, Buuri district, Meru county.

The cortege leaves a Kiirua Mission Hospital at 9:30 am. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 at his home in Ntugi village.

In God’s peaceful arms you rest, in our hearts you live forever.

Sheila Mutai Chebet (Sabby)

It is with profound sorrow and grief that we humbly announce the untimely and sad demise of Mrs. Sheila Chebet Mutai which occurred on 19/05/2018.

Beloved wife of Mr. Dennis Mutuota Gitonga. Loving mother of Liam Gitonga. Daughter of the late Paul Mutai and Christine Nyomenda. Sister of Ruth Nyasimi (USA), Maureen and Dickson Rotich. Daughter-in-law of Mr. Gitonga Mutuota and Mrs. Nellas Wambui. Sister-in-law of Derrick Maina, Arnold Waithaka, Joy, Miriam Wachera, Macharia, Enoch Nyasimi (USA) and Clifford. Granddaughter of the late Joseph Sitenei, Esther Sitenei and Loise Waithera.

Niece of Kerubo, Salome, Mellen. Agnes, Teresa, Mondester, Kwamboka, Anne, Wairimu, Ndani, Daniel, MaMa, George, Sammy, Richard, Gilbert among many others. Cousin of Kennedy Mutuota, Kelvin, Teresa Wairimu, Ishmael, Flora, Dennis, Sammy (USA), Debrah, Nicho, Dolphin, Eric, Moindi, John, Abraham (K.U), Clinton. Shem, Moriasi, Winnie (Kisii Uni.) among many others.

The cortege leaves Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Friday 1st June 2018 at 7.00a.m for burial, same day at her home in Gathuthi village, Tetu Division, Nyeri County.

May the good Lord rest her soul in eternal peace. Amen!

Sammy Ndung’u Kamau (SK)

Sunrise: 29/12/1957 – Sunset: 27/5/2018

It’s with profound and humble acceptance of Gods will that we announce the passing on of Mr. Sammy Ndung’u Kamau (SK) of Transworld Safaris. He hailed from Kimbo village, Turasha- Kipiriri.

Son of the late Benson Kamau and Naomi Nyokabi. Step son of Sarah Wanjiku. Beloved husband of the late Salome Wairimu Ndung’u and Margaret Njeri Ndung’u. Loving father of Benson Kamau, Naomi Nyokabi, Peter Muthoga and Benjamin Kamau. Father-in-law of Gabriella Nyokabi & Maureen Wambui. Brother of Margaret Wambui Muiga, of Kihingo-Limuru & step brother of the late Beatrice Wanjiru and Patricia Njeri. Uncle of Thomas Warnwaki Muiga, Benson Kamau Muiga and many others. He was grandfather of Padraig Ndung’u.

Friends and family are meeting daily at 6pm at his home in Kimbo-Turasha for prayers and burial arrangements.

The cortege leaves Umash Funeral Home, Nakuru on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 7am for the requiem mass at his home at 10am and burial thereafter.

For Mpesa and inquiries use 0705263574 (Naomi Nyokabi Ndung’u).

Fare thee well SK till we meet again.

Rose Muthoni Gatei

Sunrise: 8/10/1974 – Sunset: 25/5/2018

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Rose Muthoni Gatei on Friday 25th May 2018 in Nairobi after a short illness.

Beloved wife of George Gatei Gikingo. Mother of Stephanie Nyambura and Alvin Nyamu. Daughter of Daniel Kamau and Emily Wairimu (Munanda, Subukia). Sister of Joseph Ndegwa, Peter Mwangi, Johana Maina, James Warui and John Kimani. Daughter-in-law of David Gikingo and Martha Nyambura. Sister-in-law of John Gikingo, Esther Muthoni, Rose Wanjeri, Emily Wambaire Ken Kariu, Zippora Wanjiru and Charles Mwai.

Burial meetings are taking place daily at Norwich Union House from 5pm. Friends and family are meeting daily at the Family Home Buru-buru Nairobi and rural home Munanda Subukia.

The cortege leaves Umash funeral Home Nakuru on 2nd June 2018 at 8am for burial at Munanda village, Subukia, Nakuru County

Rev. FR (Rtd) J.J. Gitahi

Sunrise: 1934 – Sunset: 2018

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden death and passing on of Rev. FR (Rtd) Joseph.) Gitahi Macharia on 26/05/2018 after a short illness.

Son of the late Oreste Macharia and Adele Mugure. Son in law to late Gilbert Mwangi and late Virginia Wangari. Brother to the late Martha Wanjiru, Benjamin Mungai, the late Ngugi Oreste and late Teresia Njeri. Husband to Teresia Wanjiru Gitahi. Father to Rose Mugure, Grace Wangari, Stella Waithera and Adams Macharia. Father in law to Steve Muigai and Esther Muthoni. Grandfather to Warren Thiongo, Osch Wanjiku and Janiece Wanjiru.

Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers at his Maboromoko -Thika and Kiaruguru homes starting from 06:00pm.Requiem Mass will be offered at his Mamboromoko home on Thursday 31/05/2018 at 6.00 pm.

The cortege will leave Kenyatta University funeral home on 05/06/2018 at 08:00am for funeral service at St. Peter the Rock Catholic Church Thika at 10:00am, followed by the burial at his Gatanga Kiaruguru home.

Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant (Psalms 119: 76)

Reginald Karanja & James Gitau

1940-2018 & 1944-2018

We celebrate the lives of two brothers who went to be with the Lord, on Sunday 27th May for Reginald and on Monday 28th for James, both having succumbed to illness. They originally hailed from Rungiri.

Sons of the late Pauline Njeri & late Socrates Gitau Karanja. Brothers of Joan & Bernard Wainaina (USA), Jacinta & Edwin Murumbi, Charity & late Noel Gichanga, Njoki & Fred Karanja, late Olive Karanja, Catherine & late Joe Mwangi and Lincoln Kinuthia. Reginald was husband of Margaret Wanjiku and father of Pauline & Aaron Muneene, Olive Mugure & Kevin Gitau whereas James was husband of Joyce Wangui (Embulbul parish) and father of Grace Kaari & Charles Gitau, Pauline & Mathew Ndote, Caroline Wambui & Peter Kariuki.

A joint service is being held at Parklands Baptist Church from 6pm on the 30th, 31st, 4th & 6th June and for those wishing to visit their homes, for Reginald at Kangemi next to St. Joseph the worker workshop and for James at Ngong, Juanco Centre.

Reginald will be buried on Tuesday 5th June at Rungiri after a Church service at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Kikuyu township at 11 a.m, while James will be buried on Thursday 7th June at Ngong, Juanco after a church service at P.C.E.A Embulbul Church at 11 a.m.

Rebecca Nekesa Onduto

We announce the promotion to Glory of Mama Rebecca Nekesa Onduto.

Wife of the late Nathaniel B. Onduto. Daughter of the late Zebedayo Kilalia and the late Margarita Nafula Kilalia. Daughter-in-law of the late Rev. Esau Oywaya and Mama Esseri Oywaya.

Mother of Stanley and Judy Onduto, the late Alice Onduto, the late Jennifer Onduto, Lydia and Hannigton, Josiah, Maggie and David Omumbwa. Susan and Ken Wamae, Paul and Monica Onduto. Grandmother of Collins, Kevin, Daisy. Jerome, Noel, Peter, Rachel, Oywaya, Paul, Peter, Sandra, Denise, Esther, Dennis, Michael. Sammy, Christian, Zeddy, Olembo and Waite.

Great grandmother to Nathan, Paul and Nate.

She was the 4th born sibling of the Kilalia family and Sister-in-law to the Oywaya family.

She was an aunt, friend and “mother” to many.

Family and friends are meeting daily at her home in Moi’s Bridge Kitale.

The Funeral service will be of 2nd June 2018 at 10.00a.m. at her home in Mabusi Scheme Plot 15 thereafter followed by the burial at the same venue.

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his Saints”. Psalm 115:16

Rest  in peace mum. We thank God for the years we were blessed to have you.

Prof. Seth Marande Kisia

Born: 1st May, 1959 – Died:26th May, 2018

The family of Prof. Seth Marande Kisia in humble acceptance announces his passing on following a short illness bravely borne.

The late Seth Marande Kisia was a Professor at the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Nairobi. Son of the Late Holiab Kisia Alenga, Mama Zirah Kisia of Kidundu Village,Vihiga County. Brother of the Late Mgr. Edgar, Charles Lubanga, Japheth Lavusa, Bynam Olesia, Antony Alenga, Dorothy Kedogo, Humphrey Kisia and Moses Kagasi and Joseph Kagasi.

Nephew of Rtd. Mgr. Jezreel Amani, Pastor Loi Kegode, Priscilla Olocho, John Kagasi and Dr. Allan Kisia. Cousin of Beatrice Ng’alwa, Nicholas Alenga, Sande Olocho, Susan Lukano Martin Khamala, Caroline Ng’alwa, Clara Kemoli and Mary Atiamunga among others. Brother-in-law of John Okwemba, Victorine Lianda„ Pamela Lavusa, Sarah Alenga, Donah Kagasi.

The body leaves the Chiromo Mortuary for a memorial service to be held on Thursday June 7th 2018 at Friends International Church Ngong Road at 8:00arn.

The burial will be held on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Kidundu Village Vihiga County.

Prof. James Nyambane Ombega, OGW

It is with deep sorrow and acceptance of God’s will that we the family of Prof. James Nyambane Ombega announce his passing on Sunday, 27th May 2018. He was until his death the Head of Department, School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Pharmacy at the Kenya Methodist University. He is a longstanding member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya.

Funeral arrangements are currently being held at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi beginning at 5:30 p.m. from Wednesday 29th May 2018, Thursday 30th May 2018 and Friday, 31st May 2018. A final funeral arrangement meeting is scheduled for Monday, 4th June 2018 at The 680 Hotel at 5:30 p.m.

Details of the funeral service and of the final send off will be announced at a later date.

Contributions can be made to Mpesa paybill business number 542354, account number (name of sender).

“Dad, you were a great father, friend and colleague to us all. You have left a great legacy. We deeply love you. Rest in peace until we meet again.”