Congolese musician Simaro Massiya Lutumba dies in Paris

Legendary Congolese musician Simaro Massiya Lutumba died early Saturday at a hospital in Paris, France.

His fellow musicians Nyboma Mwandido and Sam Mangwana confirmed his death in phone interviews with the Nation.

Mr Lutumba was born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 19, 1938.

He specialised in Soukous, wrote songs, played the guitar and led a band in the DRC.

The cause of Mr Lutumba’s death was not immediately clear but he had been suffering from diabetes and hypertension.


Courtesy of The Nation

William Yeda HSC

21st June 1927- 18th March 2019

It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that the Injairu and Mugoiya families announce the passing of our beloved father and family patriarch Mukhulundu (‘Guga’) William Yeda of Gisambai Vilage -Vihiga County on 18th March 2019.

Son of the late Paul Injairu and the late Mama Afandi. Husband of the late Hannah and Gladys Yeda. Brother of Rosa Mutange, Martha Ebacha, Daniel Mugera, Susana Kaviti and Zablon Kisuza, (all deceased). Father of the late Peter Lugonzo, Bonny Bwosi, Jane Afandi, Vivienne Afandi and Michael Mugoyia. Father in law of Eudline, Florence, the late Dr. Ayieko, Joab and Esther. Grandfather of Cyprian, Antony, Euphresher, Edwin, Anne, Brenda, Shyler, Gaudencia, Valentine, Redempta, Iminza, Edgar, Juliana, John-Mark, Bahati, Keesha and Michelle.

The cortege will arrive on the 4th of April 2019 at his home in Gisambai.

The funeral Service in celebration of his life will take place on 6th April 2019 in Gisambai Village, Vihiga.

In God’s hands you rest, in our hearts you will live forever.

“I am the resurrection and the Iife. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die, and whoever lives by believing me will never die. John 11: 25-26

Samuel Njoroge Waruhiu, SC

 1927 – 2011

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. – Maya Angelou

Your soul forever serves your loving wife Lois, children Bryan, Cynthia, Kimenyi and Katanu, grandchildren Muthoni, Jasmine, and Kali, your brothers and sisters, your extended family, and your many friends.

Mzee Allan Mutahi Ndugire

Sunrise: 1941 – Sunset: 26/03/2019 

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Mzee Allan Mutahi Ndugire of Kiria-ini, Mathioya Sub-county Murang’a County.

He is son of the late Melchizedek Ndugire and the late Mary Wangari. He is husband of the late Margaret Wambui Mutahi and Esther Wanjiku. He is father of Steve Kimata (Kahawa Sukari, Nairobi), James Kariuki (Tigoni Hospital Limuru), Nelson Mwangi (Public Health Office Karatina), Esther Wangari (Chinga), Jane Muthoni (Kamahuha) and Sarah Wanjiku (Kamahuha). He is father in law of Gladys Mumbi (Ofafa Jericho), Agnes Wanjiru (Tigoni Primary), Joseph Njoroge (Kamahuha) and Kanyungu (Chinga). He is brother of Nelson Mwangi, Prisca Wambere, the late Grace Wanjiru, the late Joshua Tatua, Beatrice Wairimu, Eunice Waitima and Agnes Wakarindi.

Friends and relatives are meeting daily at his home in Kiruru, at his son’s home in Karanjee Limuru and at his son’s home in Kahawa Sukari every day for prayers and funeral arrangements.

The cortege leaves Outspan Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday 02/04/2019 at 8.00am for the church service and burial at his home in Kiruru, Kiria-ini, Murang’a County.

Joyce Stephen Maingi

 Sunrise 1948 – Sunset 23/3/2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the demise of Joyce Stephen Maingi, which occurred on Saturday 23rd /03/2019 at St. Marys Mission Hospital.

Loving wife of Stephen Maingi Katie. Daughter of the late Philip Munyao and Rhoda Munyao. Sister of the late Veronica Kavini, Esther, John Muendo, Sammy Kivindu, Joseph Mainga, Elizabeth, Paul Mutinda and the late Francisca Mueni. Beloved Mother of Caroline Maingi, Hellen Kamene, Francisca Wavinya, Marion Nduku, Sharon Mwelu, Alex Mutie Maingi, Patricia Ndave, Perpetual Mwikali, and Joseph Katie. Mother-in-law of Patrick Mukeku, Nicholas Nzioki (Principal Yeemulwa Sec School), Stancelous Masua (Cpt), Richard Mwangagi, Linah Njeri and Janet Ndumi. Grandmother Ivoyne, Victor, Angelo, Gloria Nthambi, Stacy Kanyiva, Blessing, Stanislaus, Stacy Mueni, Angela Nthambi, Stephen Maingi Jr, Natalie Nthambi, Kelvin Muthoka, Patience and Vincent Maingi and Adriana Mueni.

Family and Friends are meeting daily for funeral arrangements at Chicken-In restaurant-Total Petrol Station, Outering Road opposite Pipeline Estate at 5:30 PM and at her family rural home in Katulye-Masinga, Machakos County.

The cortege will leave Montezuma-Monalisa Funeral Home, Mbagathi Road, Nairobi on Tuesday 2nd March 2019 at 6 am and briefly stop over at Ananas Mall, Thika and proceed for Prayers and Funeral Service at her rural home at Katulye, Masinga, Machakos County starting from 11.00am.

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Rest with Angles Mum

Irene Kananu Maitethia

2nd Memorial Anniversary

It is exactly two years since you left us and it still feels like yesterday. We still recount your great kindness and mercy, fairness, joy, warm smiles and concern for others happiness. We remember you with great fondness and joy albeit with tears every time we narrate how you touched our lives as we enjoyed family, charitable, social and work events together. Always remembered as the greatest daughter, sister, cousin, niece, granddaughter, aunt, colleague and a friend one would always need – We greatly miss you.”

Forever in our hearts and memories. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and forever dear.”


Hannah Wamuyu Kahingo  

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death Hannah Wamuyu Kahingo of Elburgon Farm, Elburgon.

Daughter of the late Geoffrey Githinji and the late Jane Wanja. Wife of the late Danson Kahingo Ngugi. Co-wife of the late Mary Wambui, late Margaret Wanja and late Jane Njeri. Sister of Njoki, Wanjiru, Esther and Mwehuri, late Mumbi, and late Maina. Mother of Godffrey Githinji, the late Joyce Ngendo, Ruth Muthoni, Evanson Njuguna, Jane Wanja and David Mwangi. Step mother of Monica, Njeri, Nduta, Waithera, Waweru, Wangui. Mother-in-law of Gichuki, Wathoni, Njambi, Elizabeth and others. Grandmother of Wamuyu Ngendo, Wagereka, Kahingo (Fanja), Diana, Jeremy, Danson and others. Great grandmother of many.

Friends and family are meeting at her Elburgon Farm, Eel Hotel Elburgon, and Jacaranda Nakuru from 6.00pm.

The cortege will leave Umash Funeral Home, Nakuru on Tuesday, 02-04-2019 at 8.00am. Thereafter, prayers and burial will be held at her Elburgon Farm.

Dr. Cosmas Munuve Kathimbu

1St Anniversary

Life is a journey and when you reached your station you alighted quietly. Today is the anniversary of the day we lost you. We hide our tears when we say your name, the pain in our hearts is still the same.

You are thought about so often, for you were all the special things a husband and dad ought to be. We’ve all missed you being here, since you went away but the happiness you brought us is remembered every day. Thank you very much for the values you instilled in us.

Fondly missed by your dear wife Josphine, children Sarah, Eric, Mercy, Kevin, Jessicah and Mark grandchildren, sisters, the entire nyumba ya Mutheu family, all in laws and friends.

In God’s hands you peacefully rest, in our hearts you live forever.

Vincent Kiprop Koech

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) regrets to announce the sad demise of Vincent Kiprop Koech which occurred on 22nd March 2019. Until his demise, he was serving as an Air Traffic Control Officer based at Moi International Airport.

Son of Mr Sigira Arap Koech and Mrs. Zipporah Mutindi Koech. Beloved brother of Caroline Chepngeno Koech (Kitale), Dorice Chepkemoi Koech (Eldoret Polytechnic), Fidelice Chepngetich Koech(KBC) and Nicholas Kipkorir Koech (M-Health). Adoring uncle of Kibet Saat, Lyn Saat, Kigen Saat, Gloria Amukaya, Getrude Amukaya and Gladecious Amukaya. Brother in law of Nathan Saat, Zakary Amukaya, Rose, Chepchumba and Miriam. Nephew of Joseph Koech, Mutisya, Mwikali, Annah, Ruth, Lily, Porness, Esther. Cousin to many.

Friends and family are meeting daily at his father’s home (Mr. Koech’s home) in Keongo Village, Ainamoi Sub-County, Kericho County from 5pm for funeral arrangements.

The Cortege will leave Lazarus Funeral Home (Kericho) on Saturday 30th March, 2019 at 10am for burial at his home in Keongo Village, Ainamoi Sub-county Kericho County

In God’s arms you rest in our hearts you remain forever. RIP Kiprop

Stephen Kathurima Mwebia  

In Loving Memory

Today marks exactly one year since you suddenly left us. The pain is still raw and memories at their most vivid. The big void you left that can never be filled.

Your Memory is a keepsake, from which we will never part

Fondly missed by your wife Elizabeth, your Angels Kyla, Keneisha and Taraji. Your loving mum Veronica. Your siblings Josephine, Ken, Winnie, and Denis. And your in-laws. The family at large and your friends.

Special thanks to family friends and relatives who have stood with us, May God bless you all.

God has you in his arms, we have you in our hearts. Happy birthday in heaven!

Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the Lord, God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.