Prof Chris Wanjala, highly-regarded UoN literature don, dies at 75

Renowned author and University of Nairobi (UoN) literature don Prof Chris Wanjala has died. He was 75.

Prof Wanjala died at around 4am today Monday 15th October 2018 at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, his son Alex Wanjala told reporters.

“He had attended a funeral at the weekend in his ancestral home village of Chesamisi in Bungoma County,” said Dr Alex, himself a literature lecturer at UoN like his father, said.

“After the funeral, he went back to his home in Lwandeti village and he was taken ill at home. He was dashed to a hospital in Eldoret where they gave some emergency treatment and he was quite stable throughout the day. And the doctors said they would keep him there for two or three days as they carried out tests,” said Mr Alex.

He went on: “But on Sunday night, he was suffering extreme chest pains and stomach pains. He finally succumbed at about 4am.”

Mr Alex said the family has not yet got clarity on the cause of short illness that claimed his father’s life.

“As a family, we have suffered a great loss. He was a good man. We are coming to terms with the loss but we know he has a place in heaven,” said Mr Alex.

Prof Wanjala’s most recent contribution to literature is Memories We Lost, an anthology of short stories which was chosen a set book for secondary schools.

“The closest memory I have of Prof Chris Lukorito Wanjala is way back in 2015. I was a third year student at the UoN. Chris was teaching us a course for literature majors called South African Prose.

Tributes posted online after news of his passing broke out, with many praising him for his work as a lecturer and columnist for the Saturday Nation.

“We loved the prof to the core. He was not only a literature mentor but also the greatest teacher of our time. He is the brain behind the Literary Discourse — a column in the Saturday Nation that forms the basis of my love for that paper,” Jerry Muriuki posted on Facebook.​

Linda Kang’ahi Anzaye


It is with deep sorrow & acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on to glory of our beloved Linda Kang’ahi Anzaye on Monday, 8th October 2018, after a long battle with cancer bravely borne.

Doting daughter of Mama Grace Anzaye. Sister of Gladwel and George Kogolla (and the entire family of Mama Ulda Ogolla) and Maureen and Kubai Gachau (and the entire family of Mama Nancy Gachau).

Aunty of George Amani, Sheeba Ngima and Gia Mula. Granddaughter of the late Francis Anzaye and Mama Martha Anzaye.

Niece of Stanley & Hilda Anzaye, Emmah Alusa, Joyce Anzaye and Millicent Anzaye. Cousin of Duncan, Alice, Carol, Jackie, Andrew James, Philip, Diana, Melisa, Judy, Steve, Lily, Maurice, George,Allan, Godfrey, Francis, Christine, Naiga, Hillary, Myra,Tevin, Clinton and Tracy.

Linda was also blessed to have an adopted family of the Late Dr Tokunboh Adeyemo, Mama Ireti Adeyemo (Nigeria) Dele Adeyemo (USA) and Dupe Adeyemo (USA).

Relatives and friends are meeting for prayers and funeral arrangements at CITAM Valley Road today, Monday 15th and tomorrow Tuesday 16th October 2018 from 5.30 pm.

There shall be a fundraiser to offset hospital and funeral expenses on Wednesday 17th October, 2018 from 5.30p.m.

Contributions can be received on Paybill No. 360329 and account number is your name.

The cortege will leave Kenyatta National Hospital, Private Wing Mortuary on Friday, 19th October 2018 at 8.00 am, for a funeral service at CITAM Valley Road, at 10:00am and interment thereafter at Lang’ata Cemetery.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

Hon. Nyarangi Moturi

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Hon Nyarangi Moturi on 10th October 2018.

Son of the late Mzee Nemuel Moturi, the late Mama Sarah Kemunto and the late Mama Lydiah Moraa. Son-in-jaw of the late Mzee Samuel Masita Bwana and the late Mama Eunuke.

Beloved husband of the late Susan Kwamboka.

Loving father of Dennis Moturi, the late Eileen Mochama, Violet Mwango, the late Tom Mong’are, Elvira Mokua and Edwin Nyarangi.

Father-in-law of Gemma Bosibori, Tony Ogenche, Dennis Mokua and Sameera. Doting grandfather of Michelle, Samuel, Michael, Bella,Tim, Dylan, Neema, Micah, Jeddie, Zach, Zariah and Zeyanah.

Friends and family will meet at the LMS, Nairobi Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on 15th and 16th October 2018 from 5:30 pm for funeral arrangements.

A fund raising will be held on Wednesday, 17th October 2018, from 5:30 pm at the Nairobi Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church – Old Sanctuary.

Contributions can be sent to Paybill No. 475448 Ac No. (your name).

Burial will take place at his home, Riamanoti, Matutu Settlement Scheme, Nyamira County on 26th October 2018.


Maria Njeri Gachungi

It is with a sense of deep loss that we announce the passing on of Maria Njeri Gachungi.

Wife of the late Livingstone Gachungi Waichahi. Daughter of the late Simon Mwai and the late Veronicah Wangari.

Loving mother of Cecilia Wanjiru, David Waichahi, Veronicah Wangari, Beth Wanja, Saberia Wambui, Simon Peter Mwai (Jaika).

Mother in law of John King’ori Gikaru, Ruth Njeri, Joram Wambugu, Justus Maina and Rachael Wanjiku. Sister of Samwel Wambugu, Zaweria Wambui, Melania Wanjiku, Mathew Kinyua, Beth Wangui, Zachary Ndirangu, John Gichuna and the late John Kiongo.

Sister in-law of Rahab Wanjira, Caleb Mwangi, late David Maina among others. Grandmother of Belinda, Pasqualine, Morgan, Marvin, Muthoni, Harun Njoroge Maina (lnooro FM) among others. Adorable great grandmother of many.

Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers and funeral arrangements at Holy Family Basilica, her home in Gituiga, Othaya, Kiboya Gatarakwa from 6.00 p.m.

The cortege leaves Outspan Funeral Home on Tuesday 16/10/2018 at 7 am, funeral service will be held on the same day at 10am at her home Kiboya Village, Kiawara location, Gatarakwa.

Those we love never really leave us; they are with us forever whenever we are.We thank our Almighty God for the life of our beloved Maria Nyeri.

May she rest in eternal peace.

Joseph Kyengo Muthoka

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Joseph Kyengo Muthoka, that occurred on 8th October 2018 through a road accident along Mombasa – Nairobi road near Maanzoni Resort.

Son to the late Wallace Muthoka and Hanna Muthoka. Loving husband to Sophia Mwikali Kyengo.

Father of Michael Muthoka, Jane Mutinda, Mary Kamanthe, Rebecca Nzembi and Faith Kitave.

Brother of Sarah Wayua, Peninnah Mwikali Muteo, the late Isaac Musyoki, James Wambua, Esther Mwende, Benjamin Muthoka and Damaris Nduku.

Son in-law to the late Mutangili Mwatu and Kamanthe Mutangili. Cousin to Dr. John Mulwa (Botswana), James Mulwa, Peter, Elijah, the late Philip Kamula, Deacon William Kaleli, Willy and Kimeu Muyu, William Yuma among others.

Brother in-law to David Mutagili, Patrick Nzuve, Peninnah Musyoki, Gloria Wambua, Mary Kyalo.

Father in-law of Lucy Muthoka, Justus Mbuvi, Gideon Kasyoka, Francis Obanya and Pius Ndegwa. (Grandfather to Rachael Dennis, Purity, Sophia, Joseph, Alvin, Brian and Christopher.

Uncle to John Muthoka, Daniel Kaleli, Elizabeth Ndinda,Andrew Makau, Reuben Kyalo,Alex among others) Grandfather and uncle to many.

Friends and relatives are meeting for prayers and funeral arrangements at his home in Kithiani village and in Nairobi at Garden Square and Karanja Road daily at 5:30pm up-to Thursday 18th October 2018.

There shall be a fundraising on Thursday 18th October 2018 at Garden Square.

The cortege will leave Montezuma Funeral home, Machakos, on Saturday 20th October 2018. at 8am for a funeral service and burial at his home, Kithiani Village, Maiani Sub Location, Mukaa location, Makueni County, 4Km along Salama Nunguni road.

“In God’s hands you rest, in our hearts you live forever”

Noelina Bahati Hall

20th December 1953 to 30th September 2018

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing, in Texas, of Noelina Bahati Hall of Msabaha, Kilifi County, on Sunday 30th September 2018.

Noelina was the wife of John Hall of Denver, Colorado. She was the last born child of the late Lawrence Kazungu Tuva and the late Anna Lawrence.

Sister of the late Elizabeth Mwajuma, the late Francis Bobi and the late Margaret Tuva, the late Julia Kasichana and the late Samuel Ramtu, Emmanuel Patrick Baha, the late Joseph and the late Biubwa Tuva, Margaret Kadzo and Sunday Asaju, Jane Kache Kazungu, and the late Michael Kaingu Kazungu. Noelina was the daughter-in-law of the late John Hall Sr., and the late Adelaide Hall.

She was sister-in-law of David JaramillO-Hall and Gregory Hall. Cousin to Margaret Runnerstrom and Grace Larsson, both of Sweden, and Pieta Desta of Arusha.

She was Aunty and Grandma to the Halls, Reesers, Massevs, Tuvas, Kazungus, Bahas, Gakuos, Wachiras, Ramtus, Mwangis, Beboras and many more.

The cortege will leave for Mombasa on Wednesday 17th October 2018 and head straight to Msabaha, for a 4.00 p.m. Requiem Mass at Marian Shrine.

This will be followed by an overnight vigil at the family home.

A Requiem Mass anti interment will take place at the Msabaha family home from 11 am on Thursday 18th October 2018.


Et lux perpetua luceat eis!

Mr Stanley C. Muchiri, EBS

1946 – 2018

The Co-operative Bank Group and the entire Co-operative fraternity deeply regret to announce the untimely death of the former Chairman of the Bank Mr. Stanley C. Muchiri, EBS.

Mr. Muchiri rested on 6th October 2018 while on travel in Abuja, Nigeria, attending the African Ministerial Co-operative Conference and Regional Assembly of the International Co-operative Alliance, Africa where he served as President for Africa.

We mourn the passing of an icon in the Co-operative Movement; Mr. Muchiri has been an outstanding champion and pillar of Kenya’s Co-operative Movement which he served for over four decades, since July 1974 when he joined Murang’a Farmers District Co-operative Union as General Manager.

His dedicated service to the movement saw him progressively assume greater responsibilities and serve in leadership positions in nearly every key national co-operative organisation in Kenya, in Africa and the World.

Mr. Muchiri was elected a Director of the Co-operative Bank in I 986,Vice-Chairman in 1993 and Chairman of the Bank in 2002, a position he held until his retirement in 2017. He was elected Vice President of the International Co-operative Alliance,Africa Region in 2003.

Mr. Muchiri is survived by his dear wife Mrs, Jerusha Muchiri, his children Charles and Agnes Ndonga, Jane Njoki, Moses and Wanjiru Ngugi, Rufus and Wanja Mburu and, James and Judy Ngugi and many grandchildren.

There will be evening Prayer Meetings at the All Saints Cathedral on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October 2018 starting at 5.00pm, and at their Thika Family Residence daily.

The funeral service will be on Friday 19th October, 2018 at Kawaharura Village, Maragwa Constituency, Murang’a County.

May the Almighty God rest the soul of Mr. Stanley Muchiri in His heavenly abode.


Priscah Jemutai Sande, formerly of Posta – Eldoret, dies at 66

(1952 – 2018)

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Gogo Mrs Priscah Jemutai Sande (formerly of Posta – Eldoret) which occurred on Thursday 4th October 2018.

Wife to Mr.Vincent Sande (formerly of Barclays Bank) and mother of Caroline (Postbank), Stanley, Catherine (Australia), Nancy (Strathmore) and Emmanuel.

Beloved daughter of late Kipsaina Arap Byama and Grace Chepkoskei Byama.

Loving sister of late Leah, late Tito, late Zacharia, late Eggla, Jonah, David, Kimaiyo, Sila and Alice. Mother in-law to Joan, Elijah, Eric and Melan.

Grandmother to Eugene, Wayne, Sasha, Beyonce, Owen, Shana, Charlene, Glen, Sammy and Azalia. In law to Martin, Maurice, Elizabeth, Priscah, Christine; the Tienis, Liechs, Obegis and Momanyis.

Friends and family are meeting daily at Kongoni Village and in Nairobi.

There will be a major fundraiser on Monday 15th October 2018 at Holy family Basilica Nairobi from 1730hrs.

Contributions can be sent by M-pesa (pay bill No 232465) Account number (your full names).

The cortege leaves MTRH Eldoret on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

Burial will be held on Friday the 19th of October at Kongoni village, Likuyani District Kakamega County.


Georgina Anyango Orony


It is by God’s will that we announce the death of Mrs Georgina Anyango Orony, beloved wife to the late Mr. James Orony Opiyo on 05/10/18 at Kenyatta National Hospital.

Born to the late Ibrahim and the late Beldina Rechi. Sister to the late Augostine, the late Auma and Alice Rechi.

Daugther-in-law to the late Mzee Johana and the late Mama Mesa Opiyo.

Mother of the late Edwin Nakhadu, Olivia Orony, Caren Orony, Collins Orony, Judy Wedah, Benster Rechih and the late Donald Orony.

Mother-in-law to Colphace Mwashi, Rose Oloo and Winnie lndimuli. Sister in-law, aunt and grandmother to many.

A harambee will be held on 16th October 2018 at Garden Square Restaurant from 5pm.

The requiem mass will be held on 17th October 208 at Newlife SDA Church on 5th Ngong Avenue at 8.30am, after which the cortege will proceed to Rongo, Nyarombo village, Migori County.

Mama will be laid to rest on 19th October 2018.

“From the Almighty you came, and to Him you return”.


Osborne Bulemi Lukhwili, veteran rugby referee, dies at age 59

30th September 1959 – 10th October 2018

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing on of Osborne Bulemi Lukhwili (of Shivere Family) from Bushiangala, Shirandalo village, Kakamega County.

A veteran referee with Kenya Rubgy Union. He passed away on Wednesday 10th October 2018 after a short illness.

Son of the late Simon Musinya Shivere and the late Joan Lukania Shivere.

Husband of Judith Khalumba Imbiku. Father of John, Venessa and Daniel. Grandfather of Junior. Brother of Winfred, Margaret, Catherine, Brown, Dorothy, Pamela, Zorro and Collins.

Meetings are being held at CITAM Valley Rd, (Minor Hall 2) today Monday (15th October 2018) and Tuesday (16th October 2018) from 6pm for burial arrangements.

The cortege leaves Lee funeral home on Wednesday 17th October 2018 for a Memorial Service at CITAM Valley Rd starting at 2pm.

Thereafter there will be a night vigil at his Rongai Home (Masai Lodge Rd).

The cortege departs from Nairobi on Thursday 18th October 2018 for burial in Bushiangala on Saturday 20th October 2018.

Psalms 34:18 ‘The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit’