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Thomas (Tom) Thairu Kimani (A Gentle Giant)


18 October, 1970 – 25th April, 2024

We, the family of Thomas Thairu Kimani lack words to fully express how grateful we are for your benevolence, prayers, encouragement, and financial supports.

Thank you; Foothills Medical Center CICU, Unit 91 Doctors, Dr Heng (Oncologist), Dr. Kidd (Cardiologist), Dr. Zavit (Vascular), Dr Dixon (General Surgeon) our Family Doctor – Dr. Swart, Resident Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Clinicians, Floor Nurses, Social Workers, Diagnostic Imaging Team, Health Care Aides, Porters (All Staff), Marafiki Support Group, KCA (Benevolent Fund), Kenya Calgary Community, Thom’s Funeral Home and Reception Centre, Beddington Pentecostal Church, Funeral Planning Committee in Calgary, Hospitality Team & Tom’s Prayer Team.

Friends from Kiamwangi, Lenginet, Kenya, Canada, USA, Dubai, Australia and New Zealand and for the support of friends of Rift Valley Trucks Limited, Staff, all Relatives and Family members.

May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He smile on you and be gracious to you.

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Lydia Nthenya Mwaniki


6th December, 1953 – 26th April, 2024

We, the family of Lydia Nthenya Mwaniki, who: was laid to rest on 8 May 2024 at her home in Kyamusoi, Makueni County, wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude to various people, well-wishers, and mourners for the immeasurable support they gave us following the loss of our cherished and beloved Lydia.

“We would like to relay very special thanks to Dr Luke Musau and Dr Gladwell Kiarie of Nairobi Hospital. Your care is very much appreciated. Thank you for taking Lydia and the family through a difficult journey. May the Lord bless you both abundantly. We would also like to thank Dr Faith Ndinda and her team as well as Purity Wangui for the supplementary medical support. Lydia appreciated you and so do we! Thank you for being so kind to her when it mattered the most. May God bless you all, We are gratefully indebted to Pastor Chris Mwalwa of AIC Ngong Road who presided over the funeral services and interment. Your support as well as that of the entire church family was a source of great comfort. Thank you, thank you, thank you! To the planning committee, may the Lord’s grace be with you now and forever more. You executed your duties with such care and dedication, Thank you for making a difficult period manageable. To all, as it is not possible to mention every one of you, we humbly request that you accept our sincere appreciation. Your continued prayers, show of compassion, expression of love and sympathy during this difficult time are very much appreciated.

Our beloved Lydia will always be loved and will remain forever alive in our hearts. Until we meet again…koma nesa mummy.

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalms 91:1

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Esther Nyaitondi Moenga


We, the family of Esther Nyaitondi Moenga, who was laid to rest on 10th May 2024 at her home in Saigangiya
Village, Nyamira County wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude to various people, well-wishers, and mourners for the immeasurable support they gave us following the loss of our cherished and beloved Mama Esther.

To the family of the Mwamasaki family, relatives and friends: We extend our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support, comforting words, and presence during that challenging time. Your love and kindness were a source of strength for our family as we bid farewell to our beloved mother.

To the Community of Saiga Ngiya, Kineni, Siamani and beyond: your outpouring support was truly heartwarming. Your presence at the funeral service, your condolences, and acts of kindness provided solace during that difficult
period. Your prayers and gestures helped ease our burden and remind us of the strong bonds that unite us all.

To the religious leaders, churches and their choirs: We are immensely grateful for the spiritual guidance and support you provided. Your words of comfort, prayers and spiritual counsel were a source of hope and reassurance. Your presence during the funeral service brought solace and uplifted our spirits as we celebrated the life of our dear mother.

To the funeral committees and service providers: We extend our sincere appreciation to the funeral service providers for their professionalism, compassion, and attention to detail. Your assistance in coordinating the funeral arrangements ensured that everything proceeded smoothly, allowing us to focus on honoring the memory of our mother.

To the Medical Staff, and Mamas caregivers: We express our gratitude to you for the care and support you provided to our mother during her illness. Your dedication, expertise, and compassion made a significant difference in her life, and we are thankful for the comfort and dignity you provided during her final days. Cyrus Ondieki of Summit
Medicare at Kijauri deserves special mention.

To Our Colleagues and Employers: We would like to thank our colleagues and employers for their understanding and Support during this challenging time. Your flexibility, understanding, and words of encouragement have been greatly appreciated as we navigated through this period of loss. The Kabarak fraternity deserves a special mention.

To everyone who sent condolences and financial contribution Your expressions of love and support touched our hearts deeply, and we are grateful for the kindness and thoughtfulness you showed us during the time of mourning. In closing, we want to express Our deepest appreciation co each and every one of you who has played a part, big or small, in honoring the memory of our beloved mother, Esther Nyaitondi Moenga. Your love, Support, and presence have been a source of comfort and strength as we grieve her loss and celebrate her life.

And to God be the honour and the glory. His mercy are unfailing.

Psalms {36:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever”

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Rev. QS Festus Mukunda Litiku


Following the demise of Rev. QS Festus Mukunda Litiku on 17 April 2024, we, his children, are humbled by the immense and incredible moral, spiritual, and financial support we received from family, friends, and colleagues.

We would like to acknowledge the incredible medical team at Metropolitan Hospital who worked valiantly for Dad’s life. We also acknowledge the devoted multidisciplinary team of specialist consultants who cared for Dad
prior to his admission.

We are forever indebted to the planning committees, the many friends, extended family members, fellow church members, school friends, work and professional colleagues, and the numerous other people from around the world who stood firmly by our side and condoled with us. Some include the General Assembly of the Church of God in East Africa (Kenya), the Church of God Nairobi Cluster, Kaloleni Area, Mariakani Area, Kaloleni Congregation, Idakho Cluster, Idakho North Area, Imbale Church of God, AAK and AAK SACCO, BORAQS, AAQS, CIArb, IQSK, NEHEEMA SACCO, KECODA SACCO, KAMEME Group, CHES, KAPSurgeons, KNH, KAA, NPSC, DCI ATPU Emergency Response Team, SCPC Kakamega South, OCS Musoli, alumni of UON MBChB2006, JKUAT Karen, SMC
402 Group 4., Strathmore, Precious Blood, Lenana and Lavington Schools, Neighbours, Family, Friends, Imbale and Ebulonga Family, and everyone who played a role, enabling us to give Dad a befitting farewell, honouring his’
genuine, gentle, vibrant, beautiful, industrious, benevolent, Christian spirit.

“…I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25

Rest well Daddy! Rest well Kuka! Till we meet again.

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Agnes Waithera Mungai (Mama Kibe Mungai)


Sunrise: 29/08/1943 ~ Sunset: 30/04/2024

The family of Agnes Waithera Mungai — who was buried on Tuesday 7th May, 2023 at Podo Guest Farm, Njoro in Nakuru County — wish | to convey their heartfelt gratitude to various persons, well-wishers and mourners for the immeasurable support they gave us in our bereavement. Cumulatively, all the moral and material support we
received helped to make the financial and emotional burden easier to bear and making it possible to accord a memorable and dignified send off to our Family Matriarch,

Without trivializing any of the support we received we wish to appreciate and acknowledge in a special way the following persons and groups:-

* The Organising Committee led by our co-Chairmen Prof. Kinuthia Gathumbi, Geoffrey Kinoti, Advocate and Co-ordinator Barsilio Njoroge for their stewardship in terms of ideas, logistical work and financial mobilization. Thanks to the Masters of Ceremony Ken Njiru and MC Wamuting’oe for guiding the Funeral ceremony and making
it lively.

* The general legal fraternity and members of the Gema Watho Association and Mt. Kenya Jurists led by its indomitable Chairman Ndegwa Njiru and Members of the UoN LLB Class of 1996 for theirsolidarity and contributions.

* The Medical personnel who took care of our Family Matriarch for a period of over one year led by Dr. Simon Mwangi who continued with his weekly medical visits even at the height of the tribulations he was subjected during the unlawful takeover of Nakuru’s Wat Memorial Hospital.

* The ACK Bishop of Nairobi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Joel Waweru for  participating in the Funeral ceremony through his representatives, the very Reverend Canon Paul Kariuki (Vicar General) and Venerable Canon Geoffrey Okapisi (the Diocesan Administrative Secretary). Canon John Maina of ACK St. Paul Church in South C Nairobi and Pastor Harun Ongwesso of Seventh Day Adventist Church at Machini Church, Lanet Division, Nakuru County and Rev. John Wilson Okeyo for ably leading the Funeral Service. We thank the choirs and praise and worship teams too. Thanks to Dr. Timothy Njoya for his long friendship with our family and for his profound and memorable message during the funeral service.

* The National and Local political leaders who came to celebrate with us the life and legacy of our Matriarch who was a politically Conscious and patriotic citizen of Kenya. The leaders included Hon. Martha Karua, the Deputy Leader of Azimio Coalition, Hon. Jeremiah Kioni, the Secretary General of Jubilee Party of Kenya, Hon. James Nyoro, 3rd Governor of Kiambu County, Ndaragwa MP Hon. George Gachagua who is a long term friend of our family and Hon. Njenga Mungai, the veteran political leader in Nakuru.

* The friends of Kongoni’s Steakhouse, the Central Legends, Members of Jiwekee Family Group, ex-staff of Lloyd Masika Ltd, ex-NYS Welfare Group and the staff of Kinoti and Kibe Co, Advocates for their friendship, love, presence and contributions.

* All service providers led by Peris Maina of Melsam Kitchen & Events, we thank you all for exemplary services,

* We cannot thank everyone enough for honouring our Matriarch and helping us celebrate her legacy.

Sleep with the Angels our Matriarch, Agnes Waithera Mungai. KOMA THAYU.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but People will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

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Francis Mwangi Muriu (‘General Franco’)


We, the family of the late Francis Mwangi Muriu, wish to acknowledge with sincere gratitude your immeasurable
support in our bereavement. We were blessed and amazed by your tributes, messages of condolence and goodwill, prayers, your presence and financial contributions. They were a source of comfort and a testament to the strength of human relationships.

We appreciate in a special way;
* Our extended family and friends for always being there

* Archbishop Emeritus Peter } Kairu, for your friendship, prayers and spiritual support to Dad over the years

* His Grace Archbishop Antony Muheria, for prayers, spiritual support and encouragement

* Our Lady of the Rosary-Ridgeways (OLR)- Nairobi, and Our Lady of Consolata Cathedral (Nyeri), Catholic
Parishes, for spiritual care and support to Dad and the family over the years

* Rev. Fathers, led by Rey. Fr. Okoth and Rey. Fr. John Kiruki, for the requiem, funeral and other masses offered for the repose of Dad’s soul and for the family. Thank you for touching us in a special way

* The Jumuiyas (SCCs), – St. Stephen (OLR Ridgeways), St. Irene (St.John Paul Il- Karinga-ini) and St. Maximillian Kolbe (OLC Cathedral Nyeri). Thank you for your prayers and presence throughout our difficult season

* The choirs, OLR Ridgeways, St. John Paul II- Karinga-ini and OLC Cathedral Nyeri. Thank you for helping us raise our voices in worship, praise and thanksgiving to God.

* Rey. JK Mwangi and PCEA Thika Town Church for prayers,presence and support

* The Kagumo Old Boys Association (KOBA) for letting us into the world you shared with Dad in special way. Thank you for your stories and memories of Dad. Your immense support and presence over the years and especially in this season reassured us of the great and wide family that Mzee built in his lifetime.

* All organizations and groups that participated in various ways towards according Dad a beautiful send off.

* All Medical Professionals who have taken care of Dad, Thank you for the dedicated care extended to him. It was above and beyond the call of duty.

* Dad’s care givers, for your dedication and commitment. We will forever remember your kindness and support

* The Funeral Committee for your commitment to giving Dad a befitting send-off

* All service providers, thanks for exemplary services,

* All who joined us for the requiem mass in Nairobi, the funeral mass and interment in Nyeri. Thank you for being with us on Dad’s
final day.

We are grateful for your thoughtfulness and for walking this journey with us.You have made this difficult time a little easier and we thank God for you all. Thank you for your time, May God bless you always and in all ways.

Thank you all for honouring our Patriarch’s legacy.


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Mzee Martin Okonji


We, the family of the late Mzee Martin Okonji, would ike to convey our heartfelt appreciation to all our wider family, relatives, friends, the funeral organizing committees in Nairobi and home in Seme, Okonji’s friends in the diaspora — USA, UK, New Zealand and other countries, for the support you gave us in giving the family patriarch a befitting send off.

We extend special appreciation to the following — His Excellency Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, Governor, Kisumu County, Hon Dr James Nyikal, MP Seme, Hon Peter Kenneth, Amborse Rachier, Geoffrey Obura, Moses Obonyo, doctors and professional colleagues at the Nairobi Hospital, Cannon Omondi, Chiromo Hospital Group, the Retreat Ltd, Kenya Psychiatrists Association, Nightingale Hospital, Homeland Itoya, Rt Rev Charles Ong’injo, Bishop of Maseno South, ACK Orando Parish and Lalruok Diemo.

Your support helped to lighten the burden in many ways and assisted us to cope with the loss of our beloved father.

Your prayers, financial and material support, condolence messages and physical presence touched us in a very special way.

While. we may not be able to reach and thank you individually, please accept our sincere appreciation. We remain indebted to you in many ways and pray that God will reward you with His grace.

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Thomas Muchesia Kumalakani


01/07/1928 – 19/092023

We the family of the late Mzee Thomas Muchesia Kumalakani together with the entire Bitsende clan wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to The Almighty God for the years He allowed us with our beloved Papa. We thank God for the grace and peace He bestowed upon us during his long sickness, demise, until we were able to grant him a peaceful rest after a long trying moment.

We extend our appreciation to the Clergy, Christ The King Cathedral, Bungoma; Rev.Fr. Jeremiah Namanuni and Rev.Fr. Collins Mambo. Rev. Fr. Sanga of Malaya, and Rev.Fr. Remjus Murenjekha of Shibuye Parish, Kakamega. Not forgetting, the entire congregants of St. John Paul II, Musikoma Sub- Parish, Bungoma for your prayers, and support during Mzee’s sickness and demise. Special thanks goes to The Medical team and staff of Bungoma County Referral Hospital Amenity wing led by Dr. Moses Musawa, Clide Wena and Julius Opiyo for their tireless medical care accorded to Mzee.

We appreciate our many friends and relatives for their immense support that enabled us grant Thomas Muchesi Mzee a befitting send off.

We shall have a memorial mass and unveilling of the cross at the grave site on 20/4/2024.

May the Almighty God bless all of us abundantly.


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We, Antony, Lucy & Shawn Kuria greatly appreciate the overwhelming messages of comfort, encouragement, and spiritual support which we received following the demise of our son & brother Shane.

We wish to express our deep & profound gratitude to all those who stood by our side with prayers, physical visits, material & financial support.

We also wish express special thanks to our family members, organising committee, friends, St Catherine of Siena Church, Kitisuru Springs residents, St Mary’s school & USIU.We shall forever remain grateful.

*May you all be blessed abundantly *

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

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Ruth Wangari Kahende


We, the family of the late Ruth Wangari Kahende, greatly appreciate the many kind messages of comfort, encouragement and spiritual support which we received following the demise of Ruth Wangari Kahende. The family wishes to express deep and sincere gratitude to all those who stood by our side with prayers, financial and physical support.

We also wish to express special thanks to Rev. Kelvin Nyoike of St. John ACK, Kangemi, Cannon Habil Omungu of St. Lukes, Ngumo and the leadership and staff of St. Marks Church, Westlands.We shall forever remain grateful. May you all be blessed abundantly for your kindness.