Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka (1st March 1966 – 11th December 2020)

What the two wives of the late Machakos County Senator said

JENNIFER MUENI KABAKA

 “I never knew one day I will sit down to write a tribute for you. My journey with Kabaka started in 1987. We met and fell in love. We got married and were blessed with our first born son Amos Kabaka in 1988. We later were blessed with 2 more boys John Kioko and Paul Nzuki. He was a good father to my children. He loved me dearly and treated me with a lot of respect. Now that God chose you before me, rest in peace my love until we meet again in His Glory.”

 

VASCOLINE KATANU KABAKA

“God blessed us with two lovely and precious children. We raised them in the ways of the Lord. We protected them from evil and dangers of this world. You were always loving and a hardworking husband and father. When I lost my dad, you became my father too. Because you were my best friend. I mourn you with the hope of seeing you again. I release you in the hands of our God. I will always miss and love you forever more. Sleep well my love. Your wife, Vascoline Katanu”

 

SON – ABRAHAM.

“My dad was a different man from others. He fed me, kissed me, encouraged me, educated me and spoiled me with love. I have no words to express my father’s love and his value to me. My heart is empty. I will miss your kindness and humility. I will work hard and be a respectful man in life to honour your name, through Christ who is my strength. Yes, you encouraged me to pursue sucess in different areas of life. I love you dad. Sleep well. Your son, Abraham.”

 

DAUGHTER- QUEEN MARY YULA MUTINDA.

“I came last and our bond was so strong. You made me feel so special, yes, you called me your queen. I really loved that nickname. What I can say is that you will remain in my heart forever because of the love I have for you. No other man will ever replace that daughter and father bond.I will miss your presence, kisses and hugs. I promise to work hard in every aspect of my life in honour of your name, because you were my role model. Rest in Peace Dad. Your daughter, Queen Mary Yula Mutinda.”

AMOS, JOHN & PAUL

“Losing my father is one of the most difficult things to us to have gone through. As we are standing here today, we realize how fortunate we were to have him as our father. There are no words to express his influence in our life. Our father was hardworking, strong, loving and gentle. He showed strength and love right up until his last days with us. It’s difficult to imagine him not being around and we are not sure how we will all cope but we are together in spirit. As we gather here today to remember and commemorate his life, let’s bid him farewell as we mourn the loss of a lively, dignified soul. A soul that brought joy and fulfillment to many, and whose legacy will live on forever.”

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ISABELLE MUTHONI WAWERU (1982-2020) WHAT FRIENDS SAID

What Isabelle’s friends said while mourning her death..

“Today we have your memorial Issa..If we strove to capture even a fraction of your vibrance with all the colours we dress in today, I’m not sure we would succeed much because it’s difficult to encapsulate the brightness that was Issa. Reading the tributes that have flowed from all corners of the world, there is a running theme of epic entrance and impact in your friend’s lives, a life lived to the fullest, nothing spared, nothing withheld… Issa, your friends are devastated”  (Sarah Ngamau)

“Gone too soon rest with Angles my Sister ,my client .my friend. Just the other day we had Amazing Safari in western and Nyanza region. Can’t believe upto now , but if its true go well . Tutaonana baadaye.” (Paul Gitau)

“Gone too soon Isabelle.  It was always great to know you since 2010, work with you and enjoy your warmth, devotion, commitment and professionalism in everything you did. You were always hopeful and smiling even during tough times.  You will be terribly missed. Go and rest in perfect peace.” (Amani Keenja)

 “Am letting go of my sweet niece.” (Helen Njenga)

“To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest in peace lovely lady.” (Manya Tuts)

So sad to say goodbye…(Franklin Manduku)

Isabelle was born on 26th June 1982 and died on 6th December 2020.  Isabelle was the daughter to Rev. Peter Njeru Waweru and Grace Wairimu Njeru. Sister to Geff Waweru, Anne Murimi and Nimrod Maina. Sister-in-law to Fred Murimi, Rosa Kihara and Valentine. Maina. Loving aunty to Jacob Murimi, Isaac Murimi, Nimo Waweru, Peter Waweru, Geffy Waweru, Abbie Maina and Amanda Maina. Grand-daughter to Hannah Wambuku Waweru and Isabella Nyambura Maina. She was niece to many.

 

Bishop David Nguli Kalua (1937-2020) What President Uhuru said while mourning his death

President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of Bishop David Nguli Kalua who passed away on  December 11, 2020 at the age of 83.

In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta described the late Bishop Kalua as a true man of God who not only served as a minister of the gospel but also worked hard to raise a gracious family.

Bishop Kalua, who died while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital, is the father of Dr Isaac Kalua the founder of Green Africa Foundation and Chairman of Honda Kenya.

“Bishop David Kalua was an upright man, besides his calling as a servant of God, he strived to work with his hands to earn a living. He was also passionate about education working hard to help bright students from poor families access education.

“The late Bishop was also a loyal and patriotic Kenyan who inspired those that interacted with him to love their motherland and to work hard to make Kenya a better country for all,” President Kenyatta eulogised.

The President prayed to God to give the Kalua family the fortitude and strength to bear the loss of their patriarch.

 

 

Mama Joyce Otieno Osanya “Dada” 1930-2020, the passing of a go getter, helper, intelligent woman

Cause of death. She had previously been taken to hospital with several complications. She passed on peacefully without any sign of distress.
She has been described as achiever, brilliant, committed, determined and just extraordinary. Her family also described late Dada Joyce as facilitator, go getter, helper, intelligent, joyful, kind and loving. She was also a mentor, negotiator and optimistic. The family also said she was patriot, questful, respectful, social, trustful, understanding, vibrant and wise.

Mama Joyce Otieno Osanya

Mama Joyce Otieno Osanya

Mama Joyce Otieno Osanya

James Lusweti Mukwe (1966-2020), What leaders said while mourning the Kabuchai MP

Hon Lusweti was MP for Kabuchai, one of nine constituencies in Bungoma County.
Died December 5, 2020
Details of death: Died aged 54 at the Nairobi Hospital where he was undergoing treatment. He had been unwell for sometime.

He was born on August 15th, 1966.
In his message, President Uhuru Kenyatta described the departed legislator as “a reserved but adept grassroots politician whose community projects had helped uplift many families in Kabuchai and the greater Bungoma County from abject poverty.”
Deputy President William Ruto described the late MP as “a progressive, selfless and enterprising leader who has been instrumental in the unity and transformation of Western region.”
The Deputy President added that “A faithful force for development and cohesion, Hon. Mukwe was an astute leader and a consummate parliamentarian who will be remembered for his contribution to the Kenyan polity. We will miss his wise counsel, modest personality, firmness and inimitable devotion to public service.”
FORD-Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula said the late MP “will be remembered as a hardworking and loyal member of Ford Kenya party who served his people with utmost honesty, commitment and accountability.”
Musalia Mudavadi said: “I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Kabuchai MP Hon. James Lusweti Mukwe of FORD -K Party. I pray that God will grant his family strength during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences to his family, friends and the people of the larger Bungoma County”.
ODM Leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga said: “He was a former Councillor of Chwele Ward and at one time the Chair of Bungoma County Council prior to ably representing his people in the National Assembly. May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.”
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the demise of Lusweti is a big blow to his family and to the people of Kabuchai constituency and Bungoma County.

Education Background:
2011 2012 Chepkoilel University Diploma in Public Administration
1982 1985 Kimukungi Secondary School Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE)
1975 1981 Sanandiki Primary School Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Employment/Service History:
March 2013 until his death: Kenya National Assembly Member of Parliament, Kabuchai Constituency
2008 January 2013 Bungoma County Council Councilor, Chwele Ward
2004 2008 Bungoma County Council Chairman
2002 2007 Bungoma County Council Councilor, Chwele Ward
1987 1992 Kenya Posts and Telecommunication Corporation (KP&TC) Accounts Clerk

Membership to Committees (11th Parliament):

2013 Committee on Transport, Public Works & Housing Member
2013 Budget & Appropriations Committee Member

Membership to Committees (12th Parliament):
2017 Until his death, Member of the Departmental Committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.
2017 Until his death, Member of the National Government Constituencies Development Fund Committee.

Lt. Gen. (Rtd) John K Koech (1946-2020), Military man who ventured into politics

The late Lt. Gen. (Rtd) John K Koech was born in 1946. Lt Gen (Rtd.) John Koech upon completing his secondary school education, like many young people did then, applied and was recruited into the Kenya Army on 16th January 1968 where served diligently rising through the ranks from a Lieutenant up to the coveted position of Lt. General, Vice Chief of General Staff, a position he held until his retirement.

He retired honorably from the services of the Kenya Armed Forces on 15 December 2005 after a colorful career spanning 39 years.
Upon his retirement, he immersed himself into civilian life with zeal and as he was still full of energy. He was appointed by the then Head of State to Chair the Board of KIRDI, and in due course became a member of the Poverty Eradication Program.

Along the way he ventured into active politics first vying for the Ainamoi Parliamentary seat and though he was not successful, he continued participating in shaping the political landscape through the United Democratic Party (UDM) which he headed as its Chairman and leader. He died on November 29, 2020 after he fell sick.

A MOVING TRIBUTE by SHEILA KOECH 

Dear daddy, I miss you so much already and the time we spent together. I remember the big smile you always had for us. And the Hello Sweetie which made my heart skip. You are the most amazing man I have ever known and I felt so proud when people would tell me we look alike.

I have often thought we are so similar, but boy am I so wrong. Having heard the tributes that have made me reflect on who you were to many, I can only hope to be even a fraction of the great man you were. You were larger than life and sometimes could not help it.

I remember this one time when you came for sports day at Kenya High School, mum was at Consolata attending a function with Eric and Chebet. The school settled into their respective places and to my surprise there you were marching in with Mrs Wanjohi and the real Guest of Honour, somehow you became the second guest of honour.

I picked up love of reading from you. Your knowledge was always 100% you were always on point with the facts of history. You were a walking encyclopedia. You were always supportive of all my endeavours, even when you did not agree with my decisions – Navy career.

You called me Marco Polo and often get exasperated with my travels. You also gave us amazing experiences and expanded our horizons, and took us to such lovely places where we made great memories. You made us love swimming, teaching us how to swim by throwing us into the pool at Nairobi Club to mum’s shock and horror.

You introduced us to exotic foods, it is no secret that our favourite food is Japanese food, and Misono one of our favourite restaurants. The Misono family were also heartbroken at the news that you have left us. You seemed to know everyone. Once you met someone you connected and they were known to you, people from all walks of life, you made a point to remember them forever.

Their heartbreak is audible; I have cried with some of your friends on the phone in total disbelief. Your love for us and for mum, was solid. We can never replace you and I am not really sure how she will get through without you but we will stand strong for her and support her the best way we can.

I was often perplexed how after so many years you would still be telling each other new stories. How now? You still made each other laugh and were so comfortable with each other’s company. Daddy you gave us the best of the best. We are eternal grateful. We love you forever and miss you so much.

We will keep your legacy and memory alive. Fare thee well daddy! Vaya con dios! Ruu komiye!

Till we meet again.

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Professor James Kagia- What President Kenyatta said while mourning the death of the Medical Professor

(PSCU)— President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family, friends and relatives of Professor James Kagia who passed away on November.

Prof Kagia is the husband of State House Deputy Chief of Staff incharge of Policy and Strategy Mrs Ruth Kagia.

In his message of comfort, the President eulogised Prof Kagia as a highly accomplished Kenyan medical doctor, scholar and university lecturer whose service to the nation shall be sorely missed.

The Head of State regretted the untimely death of Professor Kagia, a highly experienced public health expert, at a time when the country needed his expertise in the ongoing fight against Covid-19.

“It is unfortunate that we’ve lost Professor Kagia at a time when the country needs his expertise the most especially in the response to the Covid-19 health crisis which is sweeping across the world,” the President eulogised.

Professor Kagia taught community health at the University of Nairobi for many years.

He was the first indigenous proffessor of community health in the department at the UoN. He was keen teacher of communicable diseases and endeared many students to his unique way of teaching community health. He worked at the UN in the late 1970 and the 1980s.

And previously worked as a medical doctor at John Hopkins and Georgetown University hospitals in the US.

The President wished Mrs Kagia and the family of the departed academic God’s comfort as they mourn their beloved patriarch.

 

 

Diego Maradona: Argentina legend dies aged 60

Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.

The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November.

It was then announced he was to be treated for alcohol dependency.

One of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, producing a series of sublime individual performances.

He played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side.

 

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Clementina Selina Ndiika Teyie

Sunrise: 1934 Sunset: 2020

Mama Clementina Selina Ndiika led a full life.

A beacon of hope, resilience and stability to her family and the extended family members, Mama Selina grew up in Eshibinga, Khwisero Constituency. She went to Eshibinga school for her Common Entrance examinations and there after marrying the Late John Teyie Amwayi Eshiokhunjira of Ebukambuli Emakata village in Kakamega County in 1949.

Born in 1934, to Saulo Eboko and Esteri Aywa Wa Amakobe from Eshibinga, Khwisero Constituency, Kakamega County, Mama Selina lived through interesting times; when cars were few on the roads and airplanes scarce in the skies; when the great famine of Omukorokoro plagued the lands and the thikhungu (army worms) ravaged our lands; what she was told she can’t and what she was able to do to raise her family from Ebukambuli Emakata, Khwisero Constituency to Emusonga, Ebutsotso, Lurambi Constituency to Kongoni scheme in Kakamega County.

Together with the late Mzee Teyie Amwayi they had nine children, the late Hezekiah Malika,the late Joshua Alex Okwalo Teyie ,Aloise Okello Teyie, Clement Odongo Teyie, Priscillah Owano Teyie, Maria Isiche Teyie, Philip Oyolo Teyie, Rose Ashioya Teyie and Andrew Muholo Teyie. She was the mother in law to the late Agneta Malika, Peris Teyie, Bridgit Teyie, Jason Kisia, Siprose Teyie and Harriet Anyima Teyie. Mama Selina was also a mother to Patrick Omusinde Teyie, the late Protus Alukhome Teyie, Innocent Teyie, Judy Owano Teyie, Gaudencia Teyie, Jackline Teyie and Hellen Teyie.

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Elizabeth Karungari, wife to ex Kiambaa MP Stanley Githunguri passes on

Elizabeth Karungari Munga Githunguri was wife to ex Kiambaa MP Stanley Munga Githunguri.

Elizabeth died on November 17, 2020 after a long illness. She was a mother of his six children. Elizabeth once served as founding President Jomo Kenyatta’s secretary. That was back in the late 1960s to mid 1970s.

Githunguri was then the executive chairman of the National Bank of Kenya where both Mzee Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi, then the Vice President, had bank accounts.

Githunguri married Elizabeth under customary laws in 1977-the year she stopped working as Kenyatta’s secretary.

Githunguri was elected as MP for Kiambaa in 2007. In 2013, he vied for the Kiambu senatorial seat but lost to the Kimani wa Matangi.

Elizabeth was daughter of Chief Francis Wanjihia Njuce and Marjory Nyakiago of Kamatu Village Nyeri District. She was daughter-in-law of the late Lilian Nyagaki Githunguri.

She was the adoring youngest sister of Silvia Nderitua (Mama Chuigu), the late John Kahumbu, the late Muthoni Muthiga, Mrs. Anna Ngima Mwai, Margaret Warigia Kangethe, the late Lily Nyathogora Oguda and Dr. Maina Wanjihia.

She was the most kind hearted and doting mother to Joanne Nyawira Wanjihia, Lilian Wanjiru Githunguri, Njeri Githunguri Mukabana, Lilian Joy Nyagaki Githunguri, Joseph Munga Githunguri and Francis Wanjihia Githunguri. Mother-in-law to Edward Mukabana and Jacqueline Wanjiru Mungai.

She was blessed with many nieces and nephews and was an amazing grandmother to many.

Family and friends are meeting at St. Francis Church in Karen for prayers on Saturday 21st November 2020 and Sunday 22nd November 2020 from 3pm to 4pm.