Virginia Wagoci Mburu Ndung’u


Thank you. To you brethren, family and friends: Family members from Kamangu and Murang’a; Deliverance Church, Donholm; PCEA lrigiro Church; those who met at All St. Cathedral; Busherians©50;Group’ “Stand with Kisarura”; Botswana soulmates.

Your support expressed in so many forms had profound significance to our grief. The warmth and ‘comfort gave us reason to hope and deepened our faith and conviction about the immortality of our beloved. We are incapable of fully communicating our feelings; just know that you have made tremendous impact to our lives.  We saw God in you. May He come to your aid when you call  Him. We remain forever grateful.

Shirlyn, Clifford and Isaac.


Professor Douglas Odhiambo

It seems just like yesterday, and yet a year has elapsed since you suddenly left us on 18th June, 2018. Not a day goes by without us thinking about you. Your priceless memory is our keepsake with which we will never part God has you in his keeping and we have you in the heart. We miss your wonderful presence. We see you everywhere and in everything we do. We miss your generous laughter, intellect and interesting life stories. And we know that our loving sister Debbie, is joyfully with you. We thank the Almighty God for having given us such an inspiring, loving and happy husband and dad. Till we all meet again on that glorious day.

Affectionately remembered by your devoted wife Mrs. Grace Odhiambo, your children Elizabeth. Francis, Rebecca, Hezekiah, Jacob; your grandchildren and daughters-in-law Yvonne, Norah, and Jackie.

The Odhiambo family take this opportunity, to sincerely thank relatives and friends who stood by us during our difficult time of mourning and who have continued to be an enduring and uplifting constant in our lives.

Wilfred Mrongo Albano Mwawuda


 Sunrise: 17th October 1949 – Sunset: 5th May 2019

We, Mwawudas family wish to convey our sincere appreciation to all those who gave us immense support as we grieved our beloved Wilfred Mrongo Mwawuda who went to be with the Lord on 5th May 2019 and laid to rest on 10th May 2019 at Macha, Taita.

In Particular we wish to thank the staff and nurses, at KNH private ward, Nairobi Hospital St Josephs Voi, who cared forWilly during his one year illness. Special gratitude to Prof Elly Ogutu, Dr Enock Kebwaro, Dr Kisyoki, Dr Hanif and nurses. Thanks to the Nairobi Funeral Commitee led by Bishop Chola (Nairobi), Duncan Chola, Vol Catholic Church, st Josephs shelter of Hope, ACK St. Johns Voi and ACK St. Stephens Mole. Special Gratitude to Rt. Rev. Dr. Samson Mwaluda, Rev Odongo, Rev. Mwakesi, Rev Eunice, Rev Kiluda, Rev Mwanjulu and Rev Jackline Mwamburi and all who ably presided over the service to lay Willy to rest.

Thanks to the Taita Community led by Voi MR Hon. Mlolwa, Hon. Mwandegu, The Voi Red Cross, Sere Village Committee, Mole/Wongonyi Communities Thank for your immense support. Last but not least, we thank all friends and relatives for their tremendous presence and assistance during Willy’s illness.

We acknowledge that there are many more who stood by us but it is not possible to thank each one individually. Kindly accept this as our heartfelt gratitude as without you, we could not have made it.

“In God’s hand you rest in our hearts you remain forever.”


Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ… Galatians 6:2

For walking with us through one of our darkest moments, we the family of Mzee Tobiko Ole Paloshe wish to sincerely thank each and every one of you. We are privileged to have you as our family and friends.

Our heartfelt appreciation to His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Head of Public Service, Cabinet Secretaries, Cabinet Administrative Secretaries, Permanent Secretaries, The National Assembly, The Senate, The Governor and County Government of Kajiado, Nairobi City County Government, Kajiado County Commissioner and the County Security Agencies, members of staff from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry led by the CAS and PS, Chairpersons, Board members and staff of KEFRI, Kenya Water Towers Agency, NEMA, Kenya Forests Service, NETFUND, Environmental Complaints Committee, friends from the UNEP fraternity, The Director and staff from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Nation Media Group, The Star, Standard Media Group, colleagues and friends from IEBC, The Judiciary, Milimani Criminal Court, the Organizing Committees in Nairobi, Kitengela (Esidai, 034, and Kasoito), Ilpolosat and Mashuuru, Noolturesh Water and Sewerage Company, the team of doctors from Nairobi West Hospital and Nairobi Hospital, His Grace the Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit and All Saints Cathedral, Parklands Baptist Church and Dominion Churches-Mashuuru.

For the prayer you made, a phone call, the financial and moral support you gave, the visit to the family, the meetings you attended and much more, we say a big thank you.

We owe each one of you a debt of gratitude.

May your acts of kindness count before God and in your hour of need, may people support you like you have done to us.


Geoffrey Muthuri Mathiu

In Loving Memory / Appreciation

 It’s one year since you left us and went to be with the Lord. Your memories are still fresh in our hearts.

Your light and love will never dim. Your generosity, wisdom and faith inspires us daily. In our hearts you hold a special place that nothing will ever replace. We know that God took you home.

Forever loved and missed by your loving wife, your mum, children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, the wider family and friends. Dad in God’s hands you rest, in our Hearts you live forever.

Words cannot express our sincere appreciation for all the extra ordinary assistance and comfort we received from all our friends during the painful funeral process. We could not have done it without you. The generosity and kindness you have continued to show us has been a blessing. We wholeheartedly thank you all.

There will be unveiling of the cross and a memorial service at our Galcondi home, on Saturday the 15th of June 2019.

Proverbs 12:28 In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway, there is no death.

Ruth Thogori Karago

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to A.C.K. Emmanuel Kibiciku, A.C.K. Emmanuel Karoa and St. John Mwimuto Churches, the Mothers Union, our friends, extended family, service givers and each and every individual who took time to mourn with us and comfort us.

Our whole family is truly grateful for the outpouring of support and for sharing in the celebration of Ruth Thogori Karago’s life. We could not have given Maitu, Cucu, Tata, murata witu such a beautiful send off without your prayers, presence, care, love and support.

Patrick Giathi Mwangi


We the family of the late Patrick Giathi Mwangi would like to take this opportunity to sincerely appreciate each and everyone of you for your prayers, generosity and kind support during the preparation and the final laying to rest of our late Dad.

Special thanks to the organizing committee, St. Joseph Catholic Cathedral, Ngong friends and neighbours, extended family, work colleagues and friends of the family. There are no words that would aptly convey our gratitude for standing with us and we pray that God will empower you even more for your kindness and thoughtfulness.

May God bless you as we continue to reflect in our hearts.

Dr. Duncan Muriuki Magambo (DJ)

The family of the late Dr. Duncan Muriuki Magambo, would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for the thoughtfulness, visitation, prayers and countless offers of inspiration and words of comfort during the time of our bereavement.

We feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded by so many family and friends, especially during this difficult time. Your solidarity with our family is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to His Excellency Governor Kiraitu Murungi, Meru County. The MP South Imenti Hon. Kathuri Murungi Chairman Mugambi lmanyara who was the overall chairman of the various committees, the Nairobi, Rwanda and Ndagene committees, the Kigali, Australia and Ukraine teams. The MCAs led by Hon. DMK – Abogeta West.

Special recognition of St. Andrews PCEA Church, Kigali and Ndagene churches lead by Rev. Edward Micheni. The BSF Nairobi west. TheValuer’s association both in Kenya and Rwanda, ISL staff in  Kigali, DJs former classmates and Nthuki USC.

David Mwaniki Ndegwa


The family of the late David Mwaniki Ndegwa wishes to thank all who stood with us during the time of his hospitalization and during remains.

We express our sincere thanks in particular to the medical staff at Mama Lucy and Kenyatta National Hospitals, the funeral organizing committee, the Rukubi and Muselele communities, management and staff of the Kenya Literature Bureau and family friends from Kayole and Komarock Estates.

Many thanks also to Pastor Geoffrey Maina and Pastor David Makumi for presiding over the final farewell gathering.

Your material, financial and moral support is greatly appreciated.

Praise God for a Life Well Lived


Mzee Christopher Makhandia Opili


We, the Family of the late Mzee Christopher Makhandia Opili wish to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for the condolences and support we received after the passing on of our Patriarch.

Our special thanks and deepest appreciation goes to the Judiciary, Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Bungoma Senator Hon. Moses Wetangula and Deputy Governor Kakamega County Prof. Philip Kutima, for joining us during the send-off of our Patriarch. Your presence throughout the difficult moment humbled our spirit and ignited a reservoir of love.

Our thanks also go to Hon. Mwambu MP Bumula, Speaker of Busia County Hon. Wamalwa, our MCA Sitati Makhandia leaders from Busia, Kakamega and Bungoma Counties and others who attended the send-off.

Our gratitude also goes out to in laws lead by the Mbokas, Oumas, Tarachas, the Ambuchis, Odangas, Mulamas, Makokhas, Nang’oles, Sirais, Kocholas, Sabayas, Owinos, Musikos, Masumbayis, Obuyas, Kiptos and the Balako. Our neighbours the Jumas, Kates, Mutsotsos, Barabaras, Mwakhas and Nasikes.

The family is also indebted and appreciates the planning committees in Nairobi and Khasoko led by Dan Ameyo and Khasoko Super Six respectively, the church led by Rt Rev. Robert Makina, Right Rev. Emeritus Beneah Salala, Right Rev. Emeritus Josiah Makhandia Were, Rev. Japheth Odebero, Rev. Daniel Olando, Rev. Stephen Onyango, Rev. Julius Ekesa, A.C.K St. Mathews Parish Webuye led by Vicar in charge Rev. Richard Asumu, Angayu fraternity, members and Choir of St Pauls Khasoko church.

Special mention also goes to Karen Six, Mr. Francis Kigo, Tim Wasilwa, Rebman Malala, Evans Monari, Hon. Tim Wanyonyi, Judy Guserwa, Nabuto Welfare Association, Busia County, Orata International, Dr. Were, Standards Tribunal, Bina women group, the Opilis led by Dickson Were, Weres lead by Rev.Olando, the Barasas, the Oderas, the Malalas, the Makikhas, the banyalas lead by Mubweka, the late Bishop Namangos, the Okitiengis, the Paranis, the Kimomoyis, the lupwakus, entire Basikula, Batsoye, Bakwete, Bakhibe, Banyala, Bamutiru, Batesio Fraternity, Staff and students of Khasoko High School, Khasoko Primary , Khasoko Special School and Mungore Girls High school and Mungore Primary School who sacrificed their time and walked with us on difficult path of mourning and resting our Patriarch.

Thanks also goes to the Doctors and nurses who attended to our Mzee whilst in Eldoret Hospital (Dr. EN Koech and Dr. Chrispinos Oduor).They served Mzee with love, utmost dedication and dignity. The family also wishes to thank staff of Liward Agencies, Makhandia and Makhandia Advocates, KEMRI, NTSA, AG, Lumboka Funeral Home and Kenges.

To the many others who prayed and helped to make it dignified and memorable, showed us love, grieved with us and who we cannot thank them individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our heartfelt appreciation.

To this end we invite you to join us on 15th June 2019 from 10am at our Khasoko home to celebrate the first Anniversary since Mzee went to be with the lord. May almighty bless each and every one of you.