Amos Lemayian Sampeke Taiko

In Loving Memory

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Amos Lemayian Sampeke Taiko, which occurred on 19th December, 2023, whilst undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Born on 21st July, 1970, Lemayian was a cherished son of Moses Sampeke Taiko, Rachel Rimanto Taiko and Margaret Kulenoi Taiko.

Brother to Beatrice Lantai, Faith Ngunze, Christine Nashipae, Winfred Simantoi, Anthony Kitukei, Loice Seenoi, Purity Malaso, Ezekiel Letema and Leah Ntitoyia Taiko.

Lemayian Taiko is survived by his wife Cecilia Naisiae Lemayian and his dotting daughters: Kerryl Rimanto and Angel Reteti Lemayian.

He was son-in-law of the late Moses Naikisi and Anne Noorkiremisho Karbolo of Nairagie Enkare, Narok County.

Lemayian, a beloved uncle, cousin, brother-in- law, and friend to many, will always be cherished for the precious memories created and shared with those fortunate enough to know him.

His kindness, warmth, and unwavering love touched the lives of all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him.

Lemayian will be fondly remembered for his generosity, unwavering support, and the profound love that he shared, leaving an enduring impact on the Maasai community and he will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.

Lemayian will be laid to rest on 28th December, 2023, in Kimana, Loitoktok, Kajiado County.

The family expresses their deepest gratitude to all those who continue to offer support, love and condolences during this difficult time.

May Amos Lemayian Taiko rest in eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire and bring comfort to those who knew and loved him.

 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants” – Psalms 116:15 –

Gladys Njoki Ndabi (Mama wa Hon. Speaker Ndicho)

It is with a profound sense of loss and regret that we announce the demise of Mrs Gladys Njoki Ndabi of Kanjai village, Kimathi sub-location, Ngewa Ward, Githunguri Sub-County, Kiambu County, which occurred on Sunday 17th December 2023 at Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital.

She was the wife of the late David Ndabi ole Mugegeh.

She was the doting mother of Honourable Stephen Ndicho, the late Florence Waithira, the late Johana Kang’ethe Ndabi, Simon Mbugua Ndabi and Elizabeth Wanjiku Ndabi.

She was daughter of the late Johana Kang’ethe Kiarie (also known as Gatibui wa Kiarie) and Elizabeth Wanjiku Njuguna (also known as Konje wa Gitibui)

Sister to the late John Kiarie Gatibui, the late Francis Mburu Gatibui, the late Jane Wanjiru Mwangi Munuthu and Mary Wambui Ndirima.

Gladys was grandmother of several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are ongoing at her home in Kanjai Village.

Funeral service will be on Friday, December 29th at PCEA, Kanjai Primary School grounds, from 10am.

May the Good Lord grant unto her eternal rest.

Till we meet again, that morning. Amen!

Mary Ellen Wamuyu Ngechu

Sunrise: 11th November 1948 – Sunset: 21st December 2023

 It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of Gods will that we announce the demise of Mary Ellen Wamuyu Ngechu, formerly of The University of Nairobi.

Loving mother of Maina Ngechu and Dr Waigumo Ngechu.

Adoring grandmother of Kwame Mwenje Ngechu.

Daughter of the late John Wamutegi and the late Jane Mugure.

Sister of Eunice Muthoni, the late Duncan Mwenje and Monica Mwenje, the late Dorcas Chumari and John Chumari, James Mukuna and Margaret Mukuna, the late Caroline Wanjiru and Dr. Bernard Githae, Millicent Wangui and Francis Gitumboh, Catherine Wambui and Sila Muoki.

Kanyanya to Muthoni Thiong’o.

Much loved aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Family and friends are meeting at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, on December 23rd December 2023 from 2.00pm for burial arrangements.

The funeral service will be held at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, on 27th December 2023 from 2.00pm  – 4:00pm.

The burial date will be announced later.

Psalms 23:6  — “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Leah Nelima (Margaret Aduma)

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of our beloved Leah Nelima, also known as Margaret Aduma, that occurred on 20th December 2023 at Kitale District Hospital.

Beloved daughter of the late Peter and Rebecca Lumbete.

Beloved wife to Peter Aduma of Bidii. Kitale.

Sister to Catherine Ochoki, Winston Masika. Anna Busumu, Ether Dungani, Solomon Kale, Elizabeth Lumbete (USA), Airen Lumbete (USA) and Wilson Galo.

Mother to Mildred Aduma and grandmother to Baraka Busiega.

The cortege will depart from Crystal Cottage Hospital Mortuary on Wednesday 3rd January, 2024, to her home in Bidii Farm where she will be laid to rest on Thursday 4th January, 2024.

 “Blessed are those who rest in the Lord.”

Dr. Veronica Njeri Ngure

Sunrise: 8 April, 1962 ~ Sunset: 18th December, 2023

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will, we announce the demise of Dr. Veronica Njeri Ngure, Senior Lecturer at Laikipia University on 18th December, 2023 at the Nakuru Heart Centre after a short illness

Daughter to the late Samson Ngure Gakungu and the late Tabitha Wangari.

Beloved mother to Emmah Wanjiru, Lareen Wangari, Brian Kimani and Samson Ngure. Mother-in-law to Kevin Mwendia. Grandmother to Idris Macharia and Jeanette Nyeri.

Sister to Ruth Nyawira, Esther Nyaguthii, Geoffrey Ndung’u, Grace Wangui, the late Joseph Mwangi, John Kairu and Peter Mugo. She was a beloved aunt to many.

Family and Friends are meeting daily at her home in Karuga, Kwa Governor, Nyahururu County from 3.00pm to 6.00pm for prayers and funeral arrangements.

The cortege will depart from St. Benedict’s XVI Funeral Home at 9.00am on the 27th December 2023, for graveside service to be held at her home in Karuga, Kwa Governor, Nyahururu County

Otieno Aggrey Ambala Jnr

In Loving Memory

Otieno, dad, nothing can take away the love our hearts hold dear.

Forever missed!

Always with us! Wife, Akinyi, children- Apiyo, Adongo and Bubba. Brothers, sisters, family and friends.

Grace Aoko Kisero

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of Grace Aoko Kisero, retired Teacher and Church Elder of Kanyamfwa SDA Church.

Daughter to the late Domnic and Claris Apuko of Siburi, Kowak Village, West Karachuonyo.

Wife to the late Cllr. Shem Kisero, former Chairman, South Nyanza County Council. Co-wife to the late Aska, Jennifer and Edina Kisero, Penina, Mary, Caroline, among others.

Mother to Jaindi Kisero (Columnist, Nation Media Group), Bildad Kisero (Kenya Ports Authority), the late Edward and Cliff, Slessor Kisero (Mama Lucy Hospital), Elisha Kisero, Boaz Kisero (Nation Media Group), Mike Kisero (DD Kenya), Perfecto Laguno (Osakwe School), Jacob Kisero (KETRACO), Irene Obonyo (Kibuye Mixed School), Beatrice Mungu (JOOTRH), Lona Kisero (SimbaNET Comm. Ltd), Paul Kisero (Nairobi Water), Duncan Kisero (Sombro School), Mwalimu Richard Oura, James Owuor (MCSK), Pastor Naftal Owuor, among others

Sister-in-law to Mike Mitoko, the late Athanasio, Timon, the late Senior Chief Tom Okoth, Pastor Elisha Arunga, Dick Opiyo and Dickson Sine.

Grandmother to Nibrae Ayodo, lan Ayodo, Shems, Diana, Joy, Nyapuko and Allen. Great-grandmother to Baby T among others.

Mother-in-law to Liz Jaindi, Ruth Bildad, Dotty Arunga, Rose Boaz, June & Lynn Apuko and Florence Laguno.

The cortege leaves Aga Khan Hospital Mortuary ~ Kisumu on the 28th December 2023 for a night vigil at Kokoth Kateng’, West Karachuonyo.

The burial service will be held on the 29th December, 2023 at Kokoth Kateng’, West Karachuonyo, Homa Bay County.

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

Ruth Wambui Gathuri


The family of Mr. Samuel Gathuri Muthaka extends its deepest appreciation to the compassionate team at Kenyatta Prime Care Centre, particularly Dr. Gitura and Dr. Kanyanya, for their tireless efforts in attempting to save the life of our dearly departed Ruth Wambui Gathuri.

Special appreciation goes to Dr. Daniel of Nene Pharmacy Maragua and Maragua level 4 Hospital, for their dedicated care during Mum’s critical moments.

Our sincere thanks also goes to Jamuhuri Hospital, led by Dr. Maingi, for their valuable contribution and commitment to Mum’s well-being during her challenging medical journey.

Acknowledgment goes to the ACK Bishop of Maragua South, Rt. Rev. Julius Karanu, for the spiritual guidance and support provided to Mum and the family during these trying times.

ACK St Matthew Maragua where mum served with devotion, continues to hold a special place in our hearts. We are grateful for the community’s support and for entrusting Mum’s final journey to their care.

To the Mother’s Union Group, your steadfast presence and support have been a pillar of strength for Mum and the family. Your role in assisting with the final arrangements has been deeply appreciated.

We are grateful to our extended family from Maragua, Kikuyu and the diaspora for their prayers, phone calls, physical visits and their financial support during this challenging time.

Special appreciation goes to all our family friends, neighbours, Muranga elite school, Wairimu for catering, Lavington Security, Blixen Florist and to all who played a role in our mother’s glorious send off.

The late Ruth Wambui Gathuri leaves a significant void in the family of Mr. Samuel Gachuri Muthaka, but the collective efforts of all mentioned have provided comfort during this difficult time. Your kindness and empathy will forever be cherished.

Family of Mr. Samuel Gathuri Muthaka


In Loving Memory

Daddy, 17 years later and your light continues to shine even in death.

Your name is a blessing we carry with honour and pride all our days and for generations to come. Oh, what a great dad you were! Oh, what a timeless legacy you left us!

May you continue to rest in peace and know you are forever loved and deeply missed by your family.

I will comfort those who mourn, bringing words of praise to their lips. (Isaiah 57:19)


It is with sadness that we announce the death of Leah Wanjiru Muya, which occurred on 20th December, 2023.

Leah, was the wife of Titus Kiondo Muya, daughter of the late Reuben Keriri Kiguku and the late Lilian Kahaki Keriri of Elburgon, daughter-in-law of the late Rachel Njeri Muya.

Mother of Njeri Muya, Julius Muya and Wambui Mwicigi-Muya, Keriri Muya and Wairimu Keriri, Kahaki and Muema Muindi. Grandmother to Thulani, Senthwale Thandie, Siphelele, Malaika, Thayu, Wanjiru, Kavata, Katanu and Kioko.

Sister to the late Samuel Kariuki Keriri, Joseph Nyanjui , Rachel Gatama, John Kimata, Serah Njuguna, Benjamin Mbugua, and the late Eunice Waithera.

She was a sister-in-law to Lucy Wanjiru Kariuki, the late Jane Wanjiku Nyanjui, Karugor Gatama, Peris Njoki Kimata, James Njuguna, Esther Wangaru Mbugua, the late Nancy Wanjiku Nyagah, the late Gilbert Karanja
Muya and the late Benjamin Ndugi Muya.

Family and friends are meeting at 5pm on 21st December at the family home in Loresho, at 5pm, at Loresho PCEA Church on 22nd December, and at 3pm at Loresho PCEA Church on 24th December.

The funeral service and internment will be held at Nyara Tea Estate in Limuru at 10am on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

For I know Whom I have believed and I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. ~ 2 Timothy 1:12