Virginia Wandithia Mugo

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden death of Virginia Wandithia Mugo which occurred on 26/5/20 at MP Shah Hospital.

Daughter to the late Asaph Mugo Muratha and the late Isabel Mumbi Mugo. Mother to the late Asaph Mugo, Nicholas Muratha and Danson Ngugi. Mother-in-law to Lucy Wanjiku Mugo, Anne Kado Muratha and Rose Njeri Ngugi.

Sister to Josephine Murugi Ruthiru & Nicholas Ruthiru, the late Danson Ngugi and Jane Njeri Mugo, the late Rahab Muthoni Kamau and the late James Kamau Kinuthia, Amb. Nicolas Muratha Mugo and Senator Beth Mugo and the late Samuel Kamau Mugo & Lillian Wanjiku Kamau. Grandmother to Samuel Muratha, Virginiah Wandithia Ngugi-Akute, Nicholas Mugo, Maureen Muratha and Asaph Mugo. Great-grandmother to Sheila Wanjiku, Asaph Mugo, Robyn Nanjala and Jeremy Boze.

Viewing of the body will be at Lee Funeral at 8.00am.

The body will leave Lee funeral home on 2/6/2020 at 9.00am and thereafter laid to rest at Kahuguini, Gatundu South on the same day.

We thank God for the time you spent with us, in God’s loving hands may you rest till we meet again.

Joseph Kihara Wachieni (Doctor)

In Memory of Our Loving Dad

Daddy exactly 10 years ago God called you to His abode. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, a part of us went with you and not a single day passes without thinking of you. We remember you each moment with utmost respect and love in our hearts.

Your continued presence in our hearts motivates us to live according to your aspirations and values. lf tears could build a stairway, and heartaches make a lane, we’d walk our way to heaven and bring you back again.

Time can never erase your presence in our lives. In our hearts your memory lingers sweetly tender, fond and true. Though we felt like it was the end of everything and sad that you’re no longer with us your influence still guides us and we feel you are near. What we shared will never die it lives within our hearts, bringing strength and comfort while we are apart.

In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a permanent place that no one else could ever fill We lean on God and allow him to heal our broken heart.

Deeply missed by your loving wife Martha Kihara, children; Martin, Faith, James, Ruth, Darius, Alice & Crispo and your grandchildren; Yvonne, Emmanuel, Chantel, Ramsey, Karani, Lemulte Keith and Liam.

Isaiah 41:10; Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you with my righteous right hand.

Johnson Muriithi Magondu

1942 – 27/5/2020

It is with humble acceptance of God’s perfect will that we announce the death of Johnson Muriithi Magondu which occurred on Wednesday 27TH May, 2020 after a long illness bravely borne.

Beloved husband of Lucy Wanjiku Muriithi. Son of the late Magondu Wa Kaara and late Muthoni. Brother of Flora Wambui, Jacob, Micere, the late Muriithi, Rose, Regina, Jane,Wanjohi and Muriuki.

Father of Peter Murimi, Simon Wachira (Nice Rice Millers), James Munene (D/ Principal Gakuo Secondary), Michael Kinyua and Nancy Nyawira of Mombasa. Father-in-law of Phylis Wambui, Teresia Wambui of Kianyaga Sub-County Hospital, Simon Ndichu of Mombasa. Grandfather of Shiku, Mercy, Brian, Vannessa, Harriet, George, John, Njoki, Njeri and Muthoni.

The cortege leaves Kibugi Funeral Home (Kutus) on Tuesday 2nd June,2020 at 8.00 am, later funeral Service and burial will be held at his farm near Nyaga Catholic Church Kirinyaga County.

“In God’s hands you rest, in our hearts you remain forever”. Rest in Peace

Tips on how to cope when a friend or loved one dies by suicide

Tips on how to cope when a friend or loved one dies by suicide

  1. Accept your emotions. You might expect to feel grief and despair, but other common feelings include shock, denial, guilt, shame, anger, confusion, anxiety, loneliness and even, in some cases, relief. Those feelings are normal, and can vary throughout the healing process.

  2. Don’t worry about what you “should” feel or do. There’s no standard timeline for grieving, and no single right way to cope. Focus on what you need, and accept that others’ paths might be different from yours.

  3. Care for yourself. Do your best to get enough sleep and eat regular, healthy meals. Taking care of your physical self can improve your mood and give you the strength to cope.

  4. Draw on existing support systems. Accept help from those who have been supports in the past, including your family, your friends or members of your faith-based community.

  5. Talk to someone. There is often stigma around suicide, and many loss survivors suffer in silence. Speaking about your feelings can help.

  6. Join a group. Support groups can help you process your emotions alongside others who are experiencing similar feelings. People who don’t think of themselves as support group types are often surprised by how helpful such groups can be.

  7. Talk to a professional. Psychologists and other mental health professionals can help you express and manage your feelings and find healthy coping tools. 

This article has been adapted from American Psychological Association:

How to Cope with Grief and Loss

What is grief?

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to loss—and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.


Is there a time Frame for grieving?

Inevitably, the grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried—and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.

Tips for coping with grief

  • Talk about it

Talk about the death of your loved one with trusted friends or colleagues. This will help you to understand what happened and also remember your friend or family member. Avoidance can lead to isolation and will disrupt the healing process with your support systems.

  • Accept your feelings.

You may experience a wide range of emotions from sadness, anger or even exhaustion. All of these feelings are normal and it is important to recognize when you are feeling this way. If you feel stuck or overwhelmed by these emotions, it may be helpful to talk with a licensed psychologist or other mental health professional who can help you cope with your feelings and find ways to get back on track.

  • Take care of yourself and your family.

Eating healthy foods, exercising and getting plenty of sleep can help your physical and emotional health. The grieving process can take a toll on one’s body.  Make sure you check in with your loved ones and that they are taking the necessary healthy steps to maintain their health.

  • Reach out and help others dealing with the loss.

Spending time with loved ones of the deceased can help everyone cope. Whether it’s sharing stories or listening to your loved one’s favorite music, these small efforts can make a big difference to some. Helping others has the added benefit of making you feel better as well.

  • Remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones.

Anniversaries of a lost loved one can be a difficult time for friends and family, but it can also be a time for remembrance and honoring them. It may be that you decide to collect donations to a favorite charity of the deceased, passing on a family name to a baby or planting a garden in memory. What you choose is up to you, as long as it allows you to honor that unique relationship in a way that feels right to you.

  • Seek professional help

Psychologists are trained to help people better handle the fear, guilt or anxiety that can be associated with the death of a loved one. If you need help dealing with your grief or managing a loss, consult with a psychologist or other licensed mental health professional. Psychologists can help people build their resilience and develop strategies to get through their sadness. Practicing psychologists use a variety of evidence-based treatments — most commonly psychotherapy — to help people improve their lives. Psychologists, who have doctoral degrees, receive one of the highest levels of education of any health care professional.

Part of this article has been adapted from American Psychological Association:

Penina Njeri Githathia (Wa’Kang’ee)

1st Anniversary/In Loving Memory

1943 to 30th May 2019

It is now one year since you went to be with the Lord. We continue to celebrate the memories of the time we had together. The gap you left in our hearts remains a mixture of pain and anticipation of when we shall meet again. May the winds of heaven blow and whisper in your ears how much we love and miss you and wish you were here.

You will forever be loved and missed by your loving family, relatives and friends.

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who walked and prayed with us and continue to.

Rest in Eternal peace Mum.  

Mr John Nyagah Kinyua

1st Anniversary / In Loving Memory

Sunrise: 1932 – Sunset: 30/05/2019

Today marks exactly one year since you went to be with the Lord, it broke our hearts to lose you but you left us peaceful memories and your love is still our guide.

Your dearly missed by your loving wife Mrs Loise Nyagah, your children, grandchildren and great were a loving uncle to many, a brother and much more.

In life we loved you dearly and in death we still do… continue resting in heavenly glory Dad…your legacy will live forever.

Francis Mwaka Makau

Sunrise: 1941 – Sunset: 25/5/2020

It is in our humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the demise of Francis Mwaka Makau, formerly of Farmers Choice Ltd, which occurred on 25/05/2020 after a short illness.

Son of the late William Mutulu Makau and the late Tabitha Mbaika, husband of Rither Wayua, and Eva Ndila. Brother of the late Sammy, Titus, Isaac, Loise, Joyce, Sarah, Elizabeth, the late Joseph, Anne, and Margaret. Brother-in-law of Joyce, Joyce Loko, Jane, David, Peter, Dore, Beatrice, and Tom. Father of Sammy, Beatrice, Solomon, Lucy, Tom, and Mathias. Father-in-law of Diana, Pauline ,Antony, and Anne. Grandfather of Yvonne, Ashley, Lesly, James, Joy, Frank, Bilha, Elsy, Nicole, and Clyde. Uncle of the late Dan, Paul, Rosemary, Henry, Caroline, James, Christine, Winfred, and Susan among others.

Burial arrangements are ongoing and the burial date shall be announced later.

“Good men die, but death cannot kill legacy, ideas, and visions. Rest in Peace daddy. In our hearts forever.”

Evelyn Mulonzi Omondi

It is with great sadness that we announce the demise of Evelyn Mulonzi Omondi on the 19th May 2020 at Aga Khan Hospital – Nairobi.

She was a beloved wife to Engineer Michael Omondi Oganga of KEBS) – Nairobi; where she also worked.

A loving and caring mother to Teddy Brian (KEBS), Wayne Omondi(JKUAT), Ashley Omondi (Nairobi Leadership Academy) and a mother-in-law to Sabina (DL Williams Ltd)

She was a beloved daughter of the late Mr Paul Kioko Mulonzi and Evangelist Winfred Mulonzi of Jericho Baptist Church. She was also Daughter-in-law of Mr John Oganga and Consolata Oganga & Rosa Oganga from Rang’ala sub-county, Siaya County.

Evelyn was a sister of Emmanuel Kioko (USA), the late Nancy Ngina, Agnes Mulonzi (Ministry of Transport& Infrastructure), Samuel Ngotho (USA), Judy Mulonzi (Latak Association) Eric Mulonzi-Mbocho, Stephen Mulonzi-Ceaser (US Army), Penah Mutinda (KNCCI) and Margret Mwihia (USA).

She was a sister-in-law of Josephine Achieng’, Thomas Ouna (India), Rosemary Atieno, Francis Oduor, Oscar Otieno, Dennis Oracho, Jacqueline Awuor (NGO Kisumu), Everline Achieng’, Paul Omondi, Irene Atieno (KPA), Alfred Omondi, Leonard and Henry Musyoki.

Evelyn was a close cousin to Sammy, Mumbe, Kennedy (Amref), Kimongo, Yumbya, Jeremiah Munguti amongst others.

She was a great aunt to Kevin, Anita, Winnie, Maculine, Yvonne, Nelson, Elsie (USA), Denilson, Darrel, Jayden, late Rayton, Ethan, Mitchell (USA), Nickel, Jewelle (USA), Janelle (USA), Brooklyn, Jayrell, Jelani (USA) and Atalia.

She was a grandmother to Alicia, Zawadi and Nelly.

Burial plans are still underway and she will be laid to rest in her home in Ugunja, Siaya County.

2nd Timothy 4:7 – I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith


Teacher Truphena A. Omotto

1st Anniversary

One year on, today

Mama, Missing you is a heartache that never goes away. You meant so much to each and every one of us. God has you in his hut we have you in our hearts.

Dana, You showered us with kindness and shared with us your love, expecting nothing in return. Your legacy remains, to fire our hopes, to light and inspire our ways.

Mama, Dada, Dana, You worshipped the Lord and truly believed in His saving grace. Nothing loved is ever lost – you continue to live in the hearts of those you touched. Though physically gone, you can never be distant — socially or spiritually. We don’t think of you as gone, gone away; you rest at a place of warmth and comfort, Where there are no sighs or tears. This day, you smile down on each and every one of us and tell us, “I am OK”.

On this occasion, the family sincerely thanks the church, in-laws, relatives, friends, colleagues, self-help groups, leaders, associates and agencies that did and continue to stand with us.

There will be a virtual service [via zoom] in loving memory of the teacher, mother and grandma to many, presided by the Vicar of St. Mark’s ACK Church Westlands this Saturday, May 30, 2020 starting from 10.00 a.m.

Psalm 116: 15: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”