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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Clementina Funeral Programme

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.


Dr. Vladimir Shchukin died on 9th November 2020.

He was a Bariatric, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon.  Bariatric means relating to or specializing in the treatment of obesity.

He was an active participant in new findings and procedures in his field with over 30 years of experience in surgery.

Dr. V. Shchukin was a visiting consultant surgeon at The Nairobi Hospital, among other major health facilities in the Capital. His main areas of specialization are Acute Abdominal Surgery, Bariatric and Thyroid Surgery.

Having practiced laparoscopic surgery since 2009, he become interested in Obesity Surgery and was specialized in leading Bariatric Centers of Israel, Belgium, Sweden, Ukraine, Poland and US. “Bariatric surgery had come on board as the most effective treatment for obesity and many other diseases”, said Dr. Shchukin.

Dr. V. Shchukin had performed more than 1 500 successful bariatric surgeries in Nairobi, Kenya.

He was the Head of East African Bariatric Center – Center of Excellence in Obesity Surgery. He was also a Co-Founder of Holistic Living as well as a Director of the Obesity Awareness Organization, Africa. Since 2014, he had been a key Organizer of the Annual East African Obesity Symposiums in Kenya.

Member of the Kenya Medical Association (KMA), Kenya Society for Endoscopic Specialities (KESES), a fellow of College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Dr Vladimir is survived by his wife, Lyudmila, his children, relatives, and friends. Dr. Shchukin and his family migrated to Kenya in 1994.

He was a dedicated surgeon who built a reputable practice and helped countless people. His patients and colleagues described him as a gentleman, a soft soul, and a great mentor.

Vladimir’s love of family and dedication to the medical community was exceptional. Vladimir’s deepest joy was in the time he spent with friends and family.

Dr. Vladimir Shchukin was a Bariatric, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. V. Shchukin was a visiting consultant surgeon at The Nairobi Hospital. 

Dr Vladimir is survived by his wife, Lyudmila.

Dr. Vladimir become interested in Obesity Surgery.


June 1929 – November 2020

Chemweno died on November 11 aged 91. He is survived by 38 great-grandchildren and 15 great great-grandchildren. He had 14 children with his two wives; Teresa and Veronicah.

Fond Memories

“When he took the kids for trips in particular Midlands Hotel in Nakuru and to Nairobi in 1975, we had so much fun. The parties he used to throw during Christmas and New Year were unforgettable.”  Ambrose


“When he was in Nairobi, he would invite all his children who lived in Nairobi to Plums Hotel for dinner and breakfast. I also found his morning routine at the farm – going to visit Gogo Teresa for breakfast and a tetea-tete – very endearing.”


“During the Christmas holiday he would gather all of his children, nieces and nephews and take us to town. He would buy us clothes and shoes then take us to a milk bar for ice cream before heading home. His love for hats is something that will always make me smile.


I remember being insulted for my grades. I was traumatized then, but now I look at it fondly because it was just his way of emphasizing that education is important.



William’s Power…no White Cap

There was a light-hearted side to Mzee and Gogo Teresia often made him laugh. He was always relaxed after having a beer, enjoying the time with his friends and laughing a lot with them and with his children. He really laughed at the antics of his grandchildren. Not too long ago, his grandchildren Sheila, Boi and Kibi asked Mzee to host a party on the hill. Their Guga jokingly replied he would only host a party if Kibi got married. His response caused everyone to burst into laughter, knowing that there would be a long, long wait for such a party. That conversation took place at Chepkinoyo bar, Karuna which was Mzee’s “local” and yes, they were drinking White Cap! Mzee never failed to make a big deal in celebrating weddings in the family. It made him happy when he saw his children and grand-children happy. Having his children and grandchildren around while enjoying his White cap was truly the fun side of his sunset years.

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William Kiptanui Chemweno Celebrating the life of June 1929 – November 2020

Victoria Mercy Nyaithiru: What President Uhuru Kenyatta said when condoling with Family of Mama Victoria

President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, relatives and friends of Mama Victoria Mercy Nyaithiru who passed away on November 15, 2020 in New York, USA, after a long illness.

Mama Victoria Nyaithiru who succumbed to cancer is the mother of Supreme Court Judge Justice Njoki Ndung’u.

In his message of comfort to the family of Mama Nyaithiru, the President described the departed matriarch as a kind and hardworking woman who raised an outstanding family.

“Mama Victoria Nyaithiru was a God fearing woman who believed that ultimately all good things are the result of a life of honesty, faith and hard work.

Mama Victoria Mercy Nyaithiru who passed away on November 15, 2020 in New York, USA, after a long illness.

The Head of State said the late Mama Nyaithiru’s importance to society and the country is reflected in her children’s contribution to Kenya’s socio-economic transformation.

“She loved her family and was fiercely protective of her children, raising them on a value-based upbringing which is reflected in their successful lives.

“Certainly we can see the fruits of her keen parenting through her children some of whom are prominent leaders of our times,” the President said.

The President prayed to God to give the family of the departed matriach fortitude and comfort at this difficult period of mourning.

She was mother of Njoki Susanna Ndung’u (SCJ), the late Linda Ndung’u, Tony and Caroline Ng’ang’a Ndung’u and Angie Ndung’u Seegars. Wife of Simon Waiharo Itotia. Grandmother of Annalisa, Semenyi, Trevor, Victoria, Sophie and Laura.

Daughter of Gati Silva and Esther Wanjiru Paul. Grand Daughter of Victoria Rebecca Nyaithiru and Paul Semenye of King William’s Town (SA). Sister of the late David Martin Mbatia and Rose Mbatia, and the late Eva Wanjiku. Cousin of Victoria Kabetu, Keziah Waithera, John Kibara, David Kiariejane Mwenja, Josephine Kamau, Jane Chemngorem and the Semenye Family, among others.

Auntie of Moses Njoroge, Esther Wanjiru, Peter Semenye, Nicholas Eli, Matrona Nyaithiru, John Omari, Jeffrey Kariuki, Patrick Semenye.

A private cremation ceremony will be held on Thursday 19th November 2020 in Utica, New York, USA.

Virtual memorial service to be held on Saturday 21st November 2020 at 4:30PM (EAT) Kenyan Time) GMT+3/ 8:30AM (USA EST) American Time via www.victorianyaithiru.com where further details can also be found.

Mama Victoria Mercy Nyaithiru who passed away on November 15, 2020 in New York, USA, after a long illness.

Dr. Jacqueline Wangeci Njoroge Funeral Service

Dr. Jacqueline Wangeci Njoroge died on Saturday November 14, 2020 while receiving treatment for Covid-19 at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital.

Dr. Njoroge was 38. She was Thika Level 5 Hospital Deputy Superintendent. She also owned and run Equity Afia Medical Centres in Thika and Kahawa West.

Dr. Njoroge contracted Covid-19 while helping her patients battle the disease. She was one of eight healthcare workers who died over the weekend from the disease.

Her friends and family described her as a sociable, kind-hearted and ambitious person. She always sought the next barrier to surmount in her path to success.

Her funeral service is scheduled for Friday November 20, 2020 at Gathambara Primary School grounds next to Thika Coffee Mills. A private interment ceremony will follow at Westwood Gardens Estate, in Gatanga, Murang’a County.

See Dr. Njoroge’s memorial service programme



Jane Teresa Kiungu

Surrounded by loving family, Jane Teresa Kiungu died on October 22nd, 2020. She leaves behind her husband Basil Kiungu, her children, Katini Kiungu, Rachel Ngumbi Kiungu, Luisa Caren Kiungu, and Neema Francisca Brizzi.

Her grandchildren, Ryan Recchia Kiungu, Renee-Jane Ngumbo, Sean Kibet Rono and Andrew Kipkemoi Rono, will miss her dearly.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2005. She managed her illness and lived for 14 years cancer free.

In 2019, Jane was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic bone cancer. She went to India for treatment where she stayed for a month and underwent Radiotherapy.

She was put on Hormonal Therapy treatment. In September 2020 Jane’s situation got worse and she got admitted to Nairobi Women’s Hospital and later to Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital. She was discharged from hospital one week later.

Her health however deteriorated and on the 18th October, Jane was readmitted back to hospital. On her last night, 22nd October, Jane passed on.

Remembering Jane Teresa Kiungu who died on October 22nd, 2020

Sheila Kawira Mwirichia memorized

About Kawi from Kawi

Now, my’ eyes may not be sapphire beads dipped in a marble sea

nor my nose fixed spot-on in a cute pose and yes,

My face may not have been crafted with perfection in mind

nor my body shaped flawlessly by experience and time so that,

while my smile spends a while trapped behind a “correctional facility”, luckily,

I’m adequately compensated with the cutest little dimples you ever did see…..

though on the wrong set of cheeks, if you know what mean?

And, I could go on and on:

tell you about the wars I wage on my skin daily, but, at the end of the day

when  I kick of my shoes just shy over size eight

and wriggle free from my oppressively possessive blue jeans;

when it is just me standing before my reflection, studying my “imperfections”, I learn.

See, I understand that loving me physically is about loving me ENTIRELY.

For, you see these full lips? These really full lips are a mark of sensuality

And these eyes: my father’s eyes, match the rest of my mother’s features perfectly.

And the wideness of my smile only testifies to my generosity,

While the smallness of my ears seems to say that I am kinda….self involved

And, on and on……I could give you little definition of me in everything you see.

For everything you see, is just a manifestation of the person that is within me……

Sheila Kawira Mwirichia died aged 34 years

22 names of dead persons whose bodies are to be disposed of by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services


John Moyoyo (accident)

Kelvin Enkai (natural death)

Waide Waitzen (natural)

Elizabeth Tendai (natural)

Fanuel Kabara (natural)

Timothy Njagi (natural)

Maduol Nyaduol (natural)

Denmark Nyairo (natural)

Fredrick Juma (accident)

Jane Nkirote (mob)

Mukura Mucico (mob)

Peter Mugendi  (sudden)

Allan Mwangi  (accident)

Charles Mudambi  (accident)

Violet Nagira (sudden)

George Karewa Mwaura (sudden)

Kamau James (murder)

Douglas Matovu (sudden)

Joseph Kasyoki (natural)

Adrew Ambisai (accident)

Stephen Ndiwa Chemonges (sudden)

Ras Kimani (sudden)