Vincent Onyango Hagono, consultant engineer, dies in USA

Vincent Onyango Hagono, 66, of Millersville, PA was called home on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Kenya, he was the son of the late Leonida (Obat) and Joseph Hagono Ong’are and son-in-law to the late Grace Okumu. He was the beloved husband to Pamela Adhiambo Hagono for over 30 years. This a testament to the life and times of a dedicated husband, adoring father, a selfless son, the encompassing brother, uncle and friend who lived as an epitome of humility and service to his larger family and to his country. His level of honesty and integrity was his virtue and nobility and earned him respect among his professional peers.
He was the loving father to Regina (Providence, RI), Nicholas (Columbia, PA) and Velma (Houston Texas); siblings: Philomena Anyango, Frank Hagono (Seattle, USA), Tony Hagono (South Sudan) as well as several nieces and nephews (in Kenya). He was preceded in death by his siblings: Wilfred Nundu Hagono, Maurice Ochieng’, Elizabeth Akinyi, Rosa Athieno, Frederick Oluoch Wand ago.

He was a world traveler who enjoyed life, museums, and was a culinary enthusiast. Most of all he cherished his family. He prioritized peace as a pillar in his life, building bridges was his nature and saw the good in all humanity. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prior to retirement, Vincent was an Electrical Engineer for Kenya Railways Corporation, African Development Bank and run his consulting firm – Engineering Associates.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute 2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Interment will be private at Conestoga Memorial Park

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Mr Nguyo Ngibuini

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing of Mr Nguyo Ngibuini on Tuesday, 29 December 2020, following a long battle with cancer.

Son of the late Hon Davidson Ngibuini Kuguru, EGH CBS former Cabinet Minister and Margaret Wairimu Ngibuini. Married to late Annie Njeri, Berth Muthoni, Regina Miriko and Caroline Wangu.

Father of David Ngibuini and Ruth Chepngetich, Margaret Wairimu and Michael Kariuki, James Gathui and Grace Wambui, Margaret Wairimu and David Munene, Margaret Dianna Wairimu and Nicholas Mwangi Maina, Gibson Ngibuini, Everiyn Waruguru, Stella Wairimu and Joan Mumbi.

Brother of Priscilla Mumbi Wangal, late Nyokabi Ngibuini, Peter Kuguru, Catherine Wanjiru Muriithi, Dr Frederick Gikandi and Rose Wamuyu Gitau and all the Ngibuini Kuguru children.

Grandfather of Stephen Kipruto, Daniella Njeri Chepchumba and Nathan Gathui Kipkorir Nguyo, Annie Njeri and Jayne Wairirnu Gathul, Kenzie Njeri Munene, and Adia Wanjiru Mwangi.

Friends and relatives will meet at his residence for prayers starting at 3:00pm on Wednesday,Thursday and Saturday.

The memorial service will be held at his residence starting at 3:00pm on Sunday, 3 January 2021,
The cortege will leave Kenyatta University Funeral Home Thika Road at 7:00am on Monday 4 January 2021 and proceed to the family farm in Kiamaina, Karatina, Mathira West, where he will be laid to rest.

The funeral service will start at 12:00pm.  Due to COVID regulations, the funeral will be a private function.

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


Magdaline Wambui Kimani


We the family of the late Mrs. Magdaline Wambui Kimani (Sunbird/Pleasant View Schools), would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the expression of love, kindness, thoughtful gestures, prayers, phone calls, condolence messages, financial support and messages of encouragement that were bestowed upon us during our bereavement.

We appreciate the support received in organising and facilitating a befitting send off for our beloved mum.

We are immensely grateful to all doctors, nurses, home care givers (Her daughters and Rachael) and helpers that attended to mum during her sickness.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Pastor Stephen Ndabi, Rev. Hezekiah Muraya, Rev. Wathure, Rev. Cecily, Rev. Nahashon, Pastor Levis, Pastor Muriithi, Apostle Karanja and all clergy from various churches; for providing spiritual nourishment during her sickness, during the daily services held in memory of the late Mrs. Magdaline Wambui Kimani and during her final send off.

Since it is not possible to individually thank everyone who stood with us, it’s our humble request that you accept this acknowledgement as a symbol of our appreciation.

Your presence and acts of kindness will forever be written in our hearts. We thank you profusely.

May Almighty God bless you all abundantly.

We wish you all Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Jane Njeri Hinga

1949 – 2020

It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s desire that we announce the death of Mrs. Jane Njeri Hinga.

Daughter of the late Jeremiah Maina Ndogi and the late Alice Njoki Ndogi.

Loving Wife of Joseph Hinga. Mother of Francis Mwangi, Joyce Wanjiru, Dr. Anne Njoki, Jeremiah Maina, Margaret Njeri, John Njenga, Peter Kamau and James Wainaina.

Mother-in-law of Margaret Mwangi, John Kimani, Walter Serem, John Mwangi, Caroline Muthoni and Betty Kaggia.An aunt and grandmother to many.

Family and Friends are meeting daily at her Yamumbi home in Eldoret, The cortege will leave Moi Referral Hospital Mortuary, on Monday 28th December, 2020 at 8.00am. The requiem mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Yamumbi at 1 1.00am.

Thereafter burial ceremony at her home Yamumbi farm.

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


Dr Stephen Mogusu


We the family of the late Dr. Stephen Mogusu who was laid to rest on 21.12.2020,take this opportunity to thank Almighty God for helping us to accord Dr. Stephen a befitting send off.

Our heartfelt appreciation and thanksgiving goes to H.E Hon. James Ongwae, Governor-Kisii County, his leadership, CS Hon Lumumba, Hon. Amisi, MCA-Nyakoe ward, Hon Pius Abuki, Edna Kangwana, CEC-Administration, Dr. Okibo CEC-Roads. We also thank uncle Nicholus (USA), Hon. Onyonka, MP-Kitutti Chache South, Doctors and staff of Komorock Modern Healthcare, Machakos UHC and staff, KU Hospital staff, KTRH medics, INKA. medics, Mancave medics,The UoN 2018 Medics, entire leadership of KMPDU.

The Nairobi committee led by Stephen Matoke, Isaac and Dr. Joan, Kisii team led by Pr. Samani & Dr. Moenga, Pastor Miyienda of South Kenya Conference, Nyanchwa District SDA Elders, especially Milimani church members led by Pastor Ototo, Nyatieko SDA District church particularly Bogeka and Iranda churches led by Pastor Saisi. Lenana School Alumni, Genesis preparatory staff, Getembe Primary School staff, Iranda Primary School Management and the County Director of Education Kisii and many more that we have not mentioned.

*Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, For that Is the end of every man, & the living will take it to heart & solemnly ponder its meaning.*G6

Johnson Muthoga Wahinya

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Johnson Muthoga Wahinya, of Kamakwa Location, Nyeri, on 22nd December, 2020, after a short illness.

Son of Elder David Wahinya and Nancy Warnbaire. Husband of Faith Wangui Muthoga.

Father of Morgan Wahinya Muthoga and Ryan Kariuki Muthoga.

Brother of Jane Njeri and Josiah Mathenge (County Assembly of Nyeri).

Son-in-law of Benson Kariuki and Zaweria Wambui of Gitugi, Othaya.

Brother-in-law of Wagaki, Wanjiru, among others.

Uncle of Amy, Effie, Jay, Vivian, Alvin and Vincent.

Friends and relatives are meeting daily at PCEA St Cuthbert Church, Nyeri Town, from 4.30pm, for prayers and funeral arrangements.

The cortege leaves Nyeri funeral home (Outspan), on Monday 28/12/2020 at 8.00am for funeral service and burial thereafter at Kahawa Ridge, Muringato, Nyeri, at 10.30am.


Elder Monica Ogake Oberi

4th Anniversary

Time speeds and its exactly four years since the Lord promoted you to glory.

Neither the time nor season has changed the way we feel.

We miss you as our loving, generous, sensitive and disciplinarian mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend.

We miss your smile, humour, laughter, love and zest for life, your virtue and guidance that you bestowed upon us all.

Through the heartache and silent tears we are rest assured that you are in a better place & always watching over us.

Fondly remembers and missed by your children Joyce, Nyamanga, Master, John, Pamela, George, Lucy and Robert.

Daughter-in-laws Eucabeth, Nyaboke, Rodah, Rose and Christine, Son-in-laws John, Gilbert and Onguti, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Abatwabe, Abamabacho, Tonga and Bondeka SDA church members friends and relatives, as well as all the SDA Pastors and other Churches.

The memorial service will be held on 26th December, 2020, at her home in Botwabe Village, Nyamaiya Location, Nyamira County.

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

Mzee Maurice Mabongah

It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing away of our patriarch Mzee Maurice Mabongah, which occurred on 13/12/2020 at Eldoret Hospital after a long Illness.

Son of the late Elisha Wanjala (Omomusomi) and the late Elizabeth Nasipwoni (Omubulo).

Husband of the late Maya Mary Naliaka Mabongah (Omusaba) and Mayi Phostine Namalwa Mabongah (Omuemba).

Loving father of Fridah, Wafula, the late Bonface, Beatrice, Selina, Albert, Hon. Mwambu Mabongah (MP Bumula Constituency). Judith, Norah, Eunice, Eric, Martha, Mary, Pius, Joseph, Rodgers, Nancy, Ignatius, Ambrose, Elisha and Joshua.

Brother of the late Samuel, Siende, Walubengo, Nambafu, Nasambu, the late Patrick, Sitati, Aineas and Robert.

Cousin of Nathan, Prof Nasiuma, Eng. Wasilwa, Eng. Sitati, Pst. Namukowa, Weswa, Sitati, and Mukokeli, among others.

A father, grandfather and great grandfather to many.

The cortege leaves Eldoret Hospital Mortuary, on 24th December, for a night over at LifeCare Hospital mortuary from where it will be taken to Mwiyenga home on 25th December, 2020.

Burial will take place on 26th December, 2020 at Mwiyenga Village Bumula Sub County, Bungoma County.

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

Forever in Our Hearts.

Rest in Peace Papa

Mama Aileen Karai Charles

We, the family of the late Mama Aileen Karai Charles thank the almighty God for granting us the privilege and opportunity of sharing our lives with Aileen as a mum, grandmother, auntie, great grandmother and friend.

Her life, love and kindness indeed touched many and left an indelible mark in our hearts.

The entire family wishes to express the invaluable support extended to us by our friends, colleagues, relatives and well-wishers through financial and moral support, prayers and messages of encouragement following her demise on 13th December, 2020.Our most sincere thanks go to religious groups, Rev. Kinyua and Woman’s Guild of Mitunguu PCEA Church, Ithimbari PCEA Church, the Funeral organising committees in Ithimbari, Nkubu, virtual WhatsApp group and to all of you who set aside your daily activities to pray with us and ensure that our dear Mum’s final send off was dignified and respectable.

Since it is not possible to individually thank you, kindly accept this as our heartfelt appreciation and acknowledgement of making our moment of grief and sorrow bearable during the funeral service and burial that was held on 21st December, 2020.

We thank you for walking this journey with us. May the almighty God bless you abundantly.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Patrick Kiagiri Mwangi

It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s Will that we announce the demise of our dad Patrick Kiagiri Mwangi of Kariua Village, Kandara Sub-location in Murang’a County.

Son of the late Samuel Mwangi Githu and the late Esther Wambui Mwangi.

Loving husband of Lucy Wairimu Kiagiri. Father of Winnie Gachago (Germany), Mwangi Kiagiri, Michael Wainaina (Germany), Christine Njoki and Isabella Njeri.

Brother of the late Paul Kamau, Charles Gacina, Agnes Njeri and Mary Wanjiku. Brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend to many. Grandfather of Njeri, Jakwe and Mugetha.

Friends and relatives are meeting at his home in Komarock Estate sector 3A, House No. 718. The cortege will leave Umash Funeral Home on Tuesday, 29th Dec,, at 7.00am followed by a Requiem Mass at Divine Word Parish Kayole at 9.00am.

Burial will be at Lang’ata Cemetery, Nairobi, on the same day.

To God be the glory. Omnia in bonum!