1954 – 1st August 2018
The late Stephen Mburu Gathara was born in 1954 at Karia Vlllage, Kiambu County.
He was the second born child of the late George Gathara and Esther Wambui Gathara. He was a brother of the late David Njoroge, John Muchai, Teresia Wangari, Jane Wanjiku, Maria Wamuhu, Lucy Njeri and Joseph Gitau.
Stephen Mburu started school at Kiairia Primary School Std One in 1956. He sat his CPE in 1971 and passed very well. He joined Pan Africa Secondary School, Nairobi, in 1972. In 1973 he transferred to Kiairia Secondary School where he sat his Kenya Junior Secondary Examination. He was initiated in December 1971.
Stephen Mburu has been a member of the Catholic Church all his Christian Life. He was baptized in 1993 by Father Gogan. He was confirmed and received his Holy Communion in the same year 1993 at Lioki Catholic Church.
Stephen Mburu trained as a Mason Grade 1 and started working after training. He has worked in several cunties like Nyeri Post Office, Matuu Primary School, Ukambani, Eldoret, Nairobi, Limuru, Ting’ang’a and other areas in Kiambu County.
The late Stephen Mburu married his wife Pauline Njeri through traditional marriage in 1977. Later in 1991 they celebrated their wedding ceremony at Githare-ini Catholic Church Karia. They were blessed with children namely; Esther Wambui Simon, George Gathara, Ancent Ngaruiya, Lydia Muthoni, James Thiong’o. He was a father in law to Simon Karanja, Priscilla Wanjiru Ngaruiya, Joseph Ndung’u, Beth Wanjiru Thiong’o.
AILMENT AND DEMISE
Stephen Mburu has been getting treatment from hospital and going back to his home. On 29th June 2018 he visited Githunguri Hospital, got treatment and went back home. On July 4th 2018, he visited Kiambu Hosptital and went back home. On 19th July 2018 he went for treatment again at Kiambu Hospital got treatment and went back home. On 27th July 2018 he was admitted at Kiambu Hospital. On 1st August 2018 at around 7am (morning) he passed on at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his wife Pauline Njeri Mburu, his children and grandchildren.
We thank the Almighty God for the years he gave us Stephen Mburu. May we always praise God. Amen.
Burial Date to Be announced later.