22nd October 1971 – 11th June 2020

Absa Life Assurance Kenya Limited, led by the Chairman, Mr Ahmed Ndope, would like to express sincere gratitude for the show of support and numerous condolence messages following the untimely demise of the Managing Director, William Mbugua Maara. We are grateful to the Almighty God for granting us the privilege of having interacted with the late William and blessing him with a beautiful, impactful life. We are immensely grateful to Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, Hon. Issa Timamy, the Board of Directors, Shareholders, Management and Staff of Absa Life Assurance Kenya Limited. The CEO, Mr Jeremy Awori and the senior leadership of Absa Bank Kenya Plc, Absa ARO team, ADI group and the greater Absa Group fraternity for their invaluable time, resources and input.

We express our gratitude to the Insurance Regulatory Authority, the Association of Kenya Insurers, the Association of Insurance Brokers Kenya, our business partners and the Insurance industry as a whole. We were humbled by your sharing in our grief. On behalf of Mrs. Mary Wanjiku Mbugua, the children, Peaches Nduta, George Mbugua and the extended Maara family, we express our deepest appreciation to family and friends for the numerous messages of condolence, personal visits, prayers, financial and material support. A special thanks to the Chairman, Mr Sam Waweru, staff and members of Parklands Sports Club. The Chairman, Dr. C. N Wangari and members of Limuru Golf Club. The church leaders from PCEA Ngecha and PCEA Bahati Parish members led by Rev. P. K. Mwaura and Rev. Hiram Githalga for the memorable church service and interment. We extend our gratitude to the funeral committee under the able leadership of the Chairman, Mr Simon Mithamo. To Maina Kageni and all the service providers for ensuring the late William received a dignified send off.

Our heartfelt gratitude to the late William’s close friends from Milesmind Limited, Roadrunners Welfare Association and the local administration in Ngecha for the enormous support they accorded the family during this difficult period.

To all others that we cannot mention individually please accept this acknowledgement as our token of appreciation. May God bless you abundantly. This would not have been possible without you all. We know the late William is smiling down on us from heaven, appreciating the love and great show of support you have all accorded him and us. Your presence brought us comfort and strength. You eased our burden by being there for us and we are forever grateful.

(Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and departing, leave behind a footprint on the sands of time. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Virginia Marigu Njerenga

4/12/1953 – 2/06/2020  

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on of Virginia Marigu Njerenga which occurred on Friday 26/6/202 in Nairobi after a brave battle with Cancer.

Daughter of the late Michael Ithiga and Pauline Ithiga. Loving wife of Patrick Njeru Njerenga formerly Vice chairman Nairobi Securities Exchange. Loving Mother of Peter Ndwiga Njerenga, Michael Ithiga Njerenga and Ann Karen Wanjuki Njerenga. Mother-in-law of Windrose Karimi of Nairobi, Alice Kirimi of Embu. Grandmother of Snarne Ngendo, Fabian Munene and Walny Kariuki. Sister of Njeru Ithiga, Teresina Ithiga, Cecilia Ithiga, Agnes Ithiga John Ithiga, Mathais Inthigaano Susan Ithiga. Sister-in-law of the late Agatha Kathuri, the late Henry Njerenga, the late Stanley Ireri Njeru, the late Fredrick Nyaga, Mary Ngurumbu, Justin Njerenga, the late Joseph Njerenga, Valiano Njerenga, Mrs. Jane Mwangi, Margaret Njerenga and Paul Njerenga.

The cortege leaves Kenyatta University Funeral Home of Friday 3rd July 2020 at 7.30 am, followed by Burial at Garweomi Village, Kathera Home, Kyeni Location, Embu County.

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I have fought a great fight, I have finished the race and I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7.

May her soul rest: in eternal peace.

Stephen Gatheca Ruhara

20th Anniversary

30/06/ 2000 — 30/06/2020

LOVE NEVER DIES We can never truly loose the people we love deeply. They live on in our hearts and minds forever.

Your life was a blessing, your memory remains a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure by your wife Jerioth Nyambura Gatheca, children, grandchildren and the entire Gatheca family and friends.

We give all glory to God for His faithfulness for the last 20 years.

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. Psalms 34:4

Rosemary Chepngetich Koech

4th Anniversary

It’s been four years since we last saw you, not to worry we are well. We lovingly remember you from sunrise to sunset.

It’s been a few years without you, we know you are watching over us. Though you are gone your spirit lives within us, forever in our heart. We cherish the moments we had with you and we are forever grateful.

You are dearly missed by your loving husband Prof Wilson Kipngeno, children; Mark Ngeno, Benard Ngeno and Chebet J Koech.

In our hearts your memory lingers, always tender, fond and true, there is not a day that we do not think of you’

Rose Akelo Wasunna

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.

Please join us in marking the passing on of our beloved Rose Akelo Wasunna, wife of Dr. Joab Bosman Wasunna and mother to Elizabeth Wasunna and Patrick Ochwa, Angela Wasunna and Eric Rwiliriza, Anthony and Eva Wasunna and Arthur and Isabelle Wasunna. Cherished grandmother to Philip, Jade, Akariza, Hawi, Hera, Nate, Karina and Jeremy.

Daughter of the late Esau and Mama Sipora Oduol, the late Mama Sophia Oduol, and the late Carolina Bagala Oduol. Daughter-in-law of the late Mzee Haggai and Mama Dorsila Wasunna.

Sister-in-law to Eng. Edwin & Hellen Wasunna, Mary & the late Kotonya, Marigold & the late Prof. Ambrose Wasunna, Christine & Obadiah Wasonga, Prof. Aggrey & Dr Monique Wasunna and Dr. Frederick & Violet Wasunna.

Sister to Gilbert & Jennifer Oduol, Deborah Nyabundi, Mary Oduol, Emillie & the late John Washington Oduol, Thomas & the late Jane Ayot Oyieke, Luke & Leah Muma, Charles & Joyce Oduol, Francis & Mildred Oduol, Catherine Oduol, Loise & the late Dr. Allan Oduol, James & Rose Ochieng’ Oduol, Emmanuel & Sandra Oduol, Ben & Jayne Oduol-Ndede, Richard Oduol and Dr.Apollo & Agnes Oduol.

Rose was a treasured cousin to the Charles Okuthe, Dr. Frank Okuthe, Amb. Mike Oyugi, Florence Ouma, Anne Adiema, Sophia Omoro, Sophia Otieno, Vincent Oyugi, Jacob Omoro, Leah Obanda, late Deborah Omoro, Fridah Omoro, Rossy Kungu, George Oluoch, Jared Odhiambo, Claude Jasiru, Dick Omondi, Bernard Jasiru the late Willis Okuthe, the late Joshua Okuthe, the late Debora Odhiambo, the late Bob Ochieng’ and the late Jonathan Omoro. Close relative to the Achola’s, Oyuyo’s amongst others. Beloved Aunty to Pauline Oduol, the Wasunna’s, Kotonya’s, Wasonga’s, the Oduol’s, Nyabundi’s, Malowa’s, Oyieke’s, Muma’s.

Loving and Loyal Friend, Dedicated Educator and Mentor to many in Kenya and around the world.

There will be a funeral service held at noon on the 16th of July 2020 at the ACK Mombasa Memorial Cathedral, Mombasa. The cortege will then proceed to Nyawita Village, Maseno on the 17th of July. Her funeral will be held on the 18th of July 2020.

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Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Rick Matee Festo

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Rick Matee Festo which occurred on 23rd June 2020 at Kajiado Referral Hospital.

Son of the late Festo Kalimu and the late Martha Festo of Kilungu, Kithangathini. Husband to Margaret Matee. Father of Martha, Ruth, Munanie, Nzambi and Ndunge. Brother of the late Musau Festo, the late Peter Festo, the late Joseph Festo, the late John Festo, the late Mbithe Festo, the late Mwikali Festo and Maua Festo. Cousin of David Mulandi, Joseph Mulandi, Mumbua Mwitiki and the late Kalipso Mwitiki among others. Grandfather of Rick Nelson and Lawrence Mbaga among others.

The burial will take place at his home in Ithookwe Village, Tungutu Sub Location, Kyangwithya West, Kitui County on Saturday 4th July 2020.

You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. May the almighty God rest your soul in eternal peace.

Peter Samuel Ndung’u Heme

 1935 – 25/06/2020

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on to glory of Peter Samuel Ndung’u Heme that occurred on Thursday 25th June 2020. He hails from Bathi village, Kimende in Kiambu County.

Son of the late Ibrahim Heme Gatonga and the late Hellen Waruinu Nguri. Husband of Mary Njeri Ndung’u (Wa Heme). Father of Pastor Florence Mbugua (R.G.C. Thika Town), Dr. Geoffrey Heme Ndung’u (USA), Pastor Wilfred Ngugi (Uplands), Charles Chege (Kirigithu Sec Sch), Naomi Ndung’u (Kangundo Hospital), John Maina Ndung’u (ACME Containers), Jane Faith St. James – Juja Farm) and the late Nelson Kimani. Brother of Jane Kamuyu (Murengeti), Nicholas Kimari (Africana Butchery Eidoret), Sofia (Gilgil), the late Joseph Ngugi and the late Charles Nguri. Stepbrother of Ngugi, Waithuki, Wairimu and Mukuhi. In-law of Bishop Dr. Moses Mbugua (Redeemed Gospel Church — Thika) and Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Njenga. Grandfather and great-grandfather of many.

The cortege leaves A.I.C. Kijabe Mortuary on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 8.00am followed by funeral and burial service at his home Kimende the same day.

“In God’s hands you rest, in our hearts we cherish you forever”.

Mark Muoki Mbithi

11th March 1989 – 27th June 2020  

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we, the family of Mark Muoki Mbithi, announce the peaceful passing on of our beloved son.

Mark, an employee of UAP/Old Mutual, was born on 11th March 1989 to Joseph Mbithi Matheka and Margaret Kamene Matheka. Cherished grandson of the late Matheka Kiluu & the late Phoebe Mueke of Mbooni and Jonathan Muoki &Alice Wanza Muoki of Wamunyu. Loving brother of Micky Mutie Matheka & Anne Mutheu Mutie, Joyce Mumbua Mbithi and Eric Matheka Mbithi & Jane Kanyi Matheka. A proud uncle of Michelle Mueni, Warvie Katanu, Erastus Keli and Mbinya. Mark was a beloved nephew, cousin, colleague and friend to many.

The cortege will leave Lee Funeral Home on Friday, 3rd July 2020 at 7am. The funeral service and interment will be held at the family home in Kimutwa, Kwa Kavoo. Please be informed that the ceremony will be conducted strictly in accordance with MOH Covid-I9 guidelines.

In God’s hands you rest, in our hearts you remain forever. Amen.

Michael Kipkorir Maina

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the untimely death of Mr Michael Kipkorir Maina formerly, Clerk to County Council, Elgeyo Marakwet on 26th June 2020 at his home in Kamelil, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Mrs. Josephine Maina and children: Sally (Kenya Pipeline), the late Janet, Leonida (Koptega Girls), Lilly (Uasin Gishu County), Alice (Business lady, Nairobi), Brigid (EACC) & Haron Kiplagat. Father-in-law of the Samwel Sigel, the late Jackson Kiplagat, Stephen Kosgei, Eng. Kipkemoi Kibias and Beatrice Chebet. Loving Son of the late Maina Kimoning ‘and Kobilo Maina of Kamelil Village, Chepkorio Elgeyo Marakwet. Son-in-law of Kabartoo of Chebior, Kapkoi. Brother of the late Tapranditich, the late Tapkigen, Wilson Chelagat, the late Hellen Bore and Jane Kimutai. Doting Grandfather of Nixon, Elvis, Ian, Collins, Allan, Jael, Alvin, Jean, Austin, Marvin, Ivy, Hilary, Brian, Nickson, Vincent, Kiptum, Sharyl, Shain Chepkoech, Cleophas, Brandon, Leon, Bradley, Troy, Ty and Hadley Jemutai.

Family and Friends are meeting daily at his home at Kamelil. There shall be a funds drive to meet the funeral expense at his home on 1st July 2020. Contributions maybe sent to Brigid Maina cell: 0720499050.

The cortege leaves Racecourse Funeral Home for service at his home on Friday 3rd July 2020 and burial on 4/7/2020.

May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

Mariana Chebunga Omagwa

We regret to announce the death of Mariana Chebunga Omagwa which occurred on 22/06/2020 at Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital.

Wife of the late Omagwa Magata. Co-wife of the late Sandimu and Teresia. Mother of Makori, Nyakerario, Nyanchama, Mokeira, Pamela, Edina, Bochaberi, Magata, Wycliffe, Juma, Nyaberi, Nyamweya, Mageto, Kwamboka, Obare, Tansia, Ouro, Moraa, Hyline, Motaroki, Bochaberi, Pacifica, the late Moindi, Agwata, Agnes, Mokaya, Mong’are, Tom, Evans. Sister of the late Mamboleo, the late Nyarinda, the late Mecha, the late Nyakara, the late Kirera, the late Momanyi, Nyameto, Makwae, Pastor Anari, Kemuma, Nyakara, the late Nyanganyi, Nyakerario, Barongo, Atuya.

Sister-in-law of the late Nyabasi, the late Kembene, the late Nyanchama, the late Mong’ina, the late Nyakorangi, Mokeira, the late Onchong’a, the late Nyamongo, the late Omache, the late Nyarinda (Kitale). Step mother of Chief George Magata, Ochogo, Eunes Oboso, Monica, John Onyiego, Achari, the late Ochwangi, the late Mayieka, Rasugu, Moruri, Motaroki, the late Nyaoga, Nyasuguta.

Aunt of Mayaka, Mogaka, Selefina, Jemima, Atuti, Gladys, Mitema, Kemunto, Bochaberi, Director Nyangwechi, Nyakerario, Nyabuti, Norah Omiti, Inspector Toruti, Mokeira, Mong’are, Thomas. Grandmother of Lilian, Alex, Dorcas, Carol, Bonface Juma, Derrick, Kemunto, Kerubos’, Omagwas’, Bwaris’, Chebunga’s. Mother-in-law of Florence, Brenda, Emily, Hyline, Shem, Nyobendo, Omwamba, Samuel, Onchangwa, Simeon. She leaves behind 10 children, 45 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. You will forever be in our hearts.

Burial on Wednesday 01/07/2020 at Embonga Omagwa farm, Nyamira County.

Eternal rest grant mama Mariana Ooh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon you. May you rest in peace. Amen