Dr Francis Okumu Ochola

Sunrise: August 4th, 1955 – Sunset: March 26th, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely demise of Dr Francis Okumu Ochola on 26th March 202I at MTRH following a short illness. He was the Director, Stamed Pharmacy Ltd., Eldoret and a lecturer at the School of Medicine, Dept of Pharmacology, Moi University.

Husband of the late Alice Okumu and Pamela Khamasi. Son of the late Athanasio Ochola Okumu and the late Mama Teresa Juma Ochola. Son-in-law of John and Mama Prisca Nyang’or of Ng’iya; Hosea and Mama Esther Khamasi of Khayega. Father of Dr Mitchel Otieno (JOOTRH/UoN), Patrick Okumu (UoN), Ted Francis Juma (Moi University), Dr Henry Okumu (KNH), Ryan Amilkah (Testimony School), Asha Maina (Mukumu High) and Imani Wanjiku (Highlands Academy).

Brother of Jared, Julius, Edward, Susan Otieno, Betty Kamenya; Monica Nyaoro, Amos Ochola, Dr Alice Tindi (all of USA); Maxwell, Norman, John, Borne, Caren and Herine (all deceased), among others. Brother-in-law of Edward, Okumu Ochola Samson, Boaz, Millicent (USA),Wycliffe Somba, Helen Gaya, Peninah Ochola, among others.

Uncle of Felix, Nelson, Wilson, Joash, Paul, Dora, Moshe, Grace, Mildred, Betty, Polycarp Ochola, Dishon Otieno, Amos, Steve, Trezah Nyaoro and Adam Mohamed, among others.

Fund-raising Is today 31st March, 2021, at his Kapsoya residence (Mariakani), Eldoret.

Prayers and funeral arrangements are on-going at his Kapsoya home.

The cortege leaves MTRH Mortuary on Friday 2nd April, 2021, for burial at his Koru home, Kisumu County on the same day.

It’s God who gave us Francis and it is Him who has taken him away. May His name be praised forever. Amen!

Wycliffe Ngaira Amache


Just over 2 months, since he left us, we the family of the late Wycliffe Ngaira Amache remain deeply grateful to our family, friends, neighbors, pastors, colleagues and well-wishers, who walked with us during his Illness and took Om to support and condole with us at the time of his passing. We are deeply grateful for your uplifting prayers, phone calls and messages, tributes, visits with us at home, In-kind & financial support.

Special mention to committed team of doctors and medical staff who throughout his illness, gave their dedicated service towards Wycliffe. The befitting funeral service accorded to Wycliffe could not have been possible without the dedication of the Funeral Committee and all the attendant service providers who worked with them; as well, the leadership of Friends Church, Muliudu. We can’t thank you all enough.

As it is not possible to mention and thank each one of you individually, kindly accept this message of appreciation as our most skim o gratitude for your consolation and comfort in our most difficult period of grief

JOB 1:21 “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”

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

Weldon Kipsang Bett

12th April, I 993 — 15th March, 2021

We are saddened to announce the demise of Weldon Kipsang Ben formerly of the US Navy which occurred on 15th March, 2021 in Norfolk City, Virginia (USA).

He was the Iastborn child of Ezekiel Kipchumba Langat (EKAU Manager) and the late Tecla (Lucio) Langat of Kapsogut Village, Bureti, Kericho County and a stepson to Leah Langat. Grandson to late Mr. & Mrs. Kiplangat Koimulong and the late Mr. & Mrs. Chepkulul. Kipsang was a brother to Selina Korir, Lily Chepkoech, Betty Langat (KPC Nakuru), Jennifer Langat (Teacher, Mombwo Pri. Sch.), Caroline Mutai, Robert C. Bert (Archaid Consultants Group), Gilbert Bett (KETRACO, Suswa) and Judy Ouko (Zomato Kenya). He was a step brother to Linda Chepkorir, Josephine Chepngetich, Leonard Bett, Betty Cherono, Beatrice Chepkirui, Jackline Chepkemoi and Mercy Chemutai. Brother in law to Elijah Korir, Richard Mutai, Jackline Bett, Albert Langat, Wilson Ouko, Cosmas Kirui and Daisy Bett and a doting uncle to several nieces and nephews.

The cortege will leave Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 for a burial to be held the same day at home in Kapsogut Village – Litein, Bureti Sub County, Kericho County.

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

Valsamma Sebastian


We, the family of the late Valsamma Sebastian wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude to Almighty God, relatives, friends and well-wishers who supported us during our beloved mum’s illness and untimely demise.

Special thanks to the dedicated team at St. Joseph’s Hospital Elementaita, the ICU team at Nakuru Nursing Home, Fr George Kocholickal SDB, Priests from the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, the Kerala Association of Kenya and its members, Mr & Mrs Mbeche, Khalsa Schools & Muslim Academy Fraternity, Khalsa Schools parents, CUEA, St. Francis Subukia and Kipchimchim alumni, the legal fraternity in Nakuru and Nairobi, L&T Construction and all well-wishers.

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

Evg/Rev Stephen Waragah Kamau

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will, chat we announce the demise of Mr. Siephen Waragah Kamau that occurred on Saturday 27th while undergoing treatment at The Outspan Hospital Nyeri. He was the Director of Waragah Enterprises and Evangelist/Rev with Kenya Assemblies of God Church.

He was loving Husband to Dorcas Nyokabi Waragah. Darling father to Rachael Wangui Waragah. Son to the late Joseph Kamau Wanjohi and Rachael Wangui Kamau. Brother to Wanjiru, Wanjohi, Mwihu, Wangari, Ndegwa, Kigoiho, Wachuka, Kairu, Muthoni, Maina, Wang’ondu and Waiihera. He was Uncle to many.

Funeral arrangements are ongoing.

The Cortege will leave Outspan Funeral Home in Nyeri on Thursday 1st April, 2021 at 8:00AM. The burial ceremony will take place on the same day at his farm near Zion City Nanyuki.

May his Soul rest in Eternal Peace.

 2nd Timothy 4:7 “You have fought a good fight, You have finished the race and kept the faith.”

Samson Mbinda Nguku

26th December 1922 – 27th March 2021

We announce the passing of Retired Mwalimu and 2nd World war veteran, Samson Mbinda Nguku who was promoted to glory on 27th March 2021, loving husband of the late Anna Mutheu Mbinda.

Son of the late Rev. Zakayo Nguku Nzuki and the late Ruth Kuthea. Brother to Phoebe Mueni Nzyuko and all those who left before him; Stephen Maundu Nguku, Susana Mbesa John, Samuel Mwai Nguku, Alice Mumo Mwangangi, Mutinda Nguku, Esther Mbithe Muindi, Mutisya Nguku, and Daniel Kisua Nguku. Father of Joyce and David Kivuva, Ev. Anna and George Mbinda, Margaret and Julius Mbinda, Susan and Dr. Daniel Mbinda, Jacinta and Susan Musau Mbinda, Philip Ngungi, Rev. Lois Manundu, Pst Ruth & Rev. Daniel Munywovoo, Dorothy and Daniel Maingi, Schorlastica and Bernard Mbinda and the late Phyllis Mwende (Mama Nzisa).

Grandfather of Mukami, Nduml, Kasesya, Mumbua, Mumbe, Muthama, Mwongeli, Mutheu, Mwikali, Tony, Esther, Nguku, Kyama, Kaveke, Muoki, Mwendwa, Mbithe, Masila, Mwende, Mbinda, Esther, Babu, Kambua, Ndzomo, Muuo, Mutanu, Mwongeli, Mercyjoel, Dennis, Bryan, Nzisa, and 38 great grandchildren.

Funeral service and burial will be on Friday 2nd April 2021 1pm-2pm at his home Watuka village, Wote, Makueni county.

Nau, You Have Fought The Good Fight, Finished The Race And Kept The Faith.., Nau, Koma Nesa.

Robert Gichure Gitau

With deep sorrow and humble acceptance, we announce the passing on of Robert Gichure Gitau, husband of Bernice Wanjiru Gitau.

Son of the late Benson Gitau Gichure and Jacinta Nyariara of Loitoktok. Father of Benson Gichure and Esther Wambui (of USA), Jacinta Nyariara and Simon Muthuri (USA) and Elizabeth Wanjiku. Brother of the late Jane Wanjiku, Lucy Wanjiru, Francis Nganga Kamtai, Susan Njeri, David Ngugi and John Wanyoro. Grandfather of Zion, Zina Ashly and Kayne. Brother-in-law of the late Humpery Njau, Nganga, Kamau, the late Waceke, Muthoni, Wanja and Angi.

The cortege will leave Kenyatta University Referral Mortuary (By-Pass) on Thursday 1st April 2021 at 8.00am for his Munyu Farm Magana.

Relatives and friends are meeting at his Kamuthi home daily from 3.30pm for arrangements and prayers.

COVID-19 protocols are being observed.

Reuben Mutsalali Shibutse

11/05/1940 – 29/03/2021

It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Reuben Mutsalali Shibutse, which occurred on Monday 29th March, 2021, while undergoing treatment at The Nairobi West Hospital.

Son of the late Thomas Mutsalali and the late Sarah ldieva. Beloved husband to Clara Nanjala Shibutse. Father of Caroline Kudwoli (Kianda School), Sarah Shibutse (ADAK), Sylvia Chege (Coca-Cola), Dr. Robert Shibutse (Real People) and Ronald Shibutse of Kakamega. Father-in-law of Bernard Kudwoli, James Chege and Anne Shibutse. Brother of the late Philomena Vigadzi, the late Nehemiah Mudeshl, Bethsheba Ivasha, the late Tabitha Indongole, Dinah Msore, Naomi Otiende & and the late Jesse Avungana. Grandfather of Clara, Claudia, Lisa, Brandon, Imani, Abby, Kayla, James, Ethan and Stephanie. Uncle to many.

The funeral service will take place at his homo in Shimalabandu – Kakamega, on Saturday, 3rd April, 2021.

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

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

Pravin Jaichandra Dave

1943 – 2021

Of P.J Dave Flowers and Flora Ltd

It is with great regret we announce the demise of our beloved father Pravin Jaychandra Dave, on 30th March, 2021, in Nairobi.

Son of late Jaychandra Shivshanker Dave and Jayvanta Dave. Husband of the late Pragruti Pravin Dave Husband of Elizabeth Pravin Dave Father of Rajesh, Hitesh, Amee and Janki. Father-in-law of Tejal, Dipa, Aarti, Saira and Raj Grandfather of Yash, Nish, Devki, Druvi, Khilna, Gopal, Bhumi, Bianca,Vianna.

Great-Grandfather of Krish and Khian.

Pharis Mweha Gatome (Mzee Mweha)

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Pharis Mweha Gatome (Mzee Mweha) of Karandi, Kinyona.

Husband to Beth Wangari Mweha. He was the son of the Late Justus Gatome and Sophia Njeri Gatome. Son in law of the Late Isaac Mwangi and Mika Njoki. Loving father to Njoroge/Alice, Mwangi/Ann, Karanja, Emily Njeri, Wanyange/ the late Susan, Njiiri/Janet, Njuguna/Lucy Na Sophie Njeri Brother to Cecilia Wambui, the Late Ben Karanja, Gladys Wangari, the late Janet Wamukore, the late Grace Wanjiku, the late Helina Wambui Josephine Wanjiku and Tabitha Wamukore.

He was an uncle to James Karanja, Bishop Warari, Daniel Mwangi and many others. He was the grandfather of Pharis Mweha, Alex Mweha, Wangari, Kihara, Maureen, Yvonne, Njoki, Wangari Njeri, Caro, Rozzy, Imani, Waridi and Maryann.

Great grandfather to Hephy Maina, Aiden Njoroge, Nathan Mweha, Samrny, Tye Mwangi, True Njuguna, Riley Justus and Dahliah Muthoni.

Friends are meeting at his home in Membley estate and Karandi in Kinyona.

The cortege leaves Kabati Montezuma Funeral Home at 7am on the 1st of April 2021 and thereafter burial service at his home in Karandi, Kinyona location Murang’a County.

In God’s Hands you rest but In our hearts you remain forever. Fare thee well mzee.