Born: June 26, 1947 – Rested: December 5, 2019

We regret to announce the death of Mama Monica Awino Mbeche of Koru Location, Muhoroni Constituency, after a long illness bravely borne.

Wife of the late Alloys Mbeche. Co-wife of the late Grace Ayieta Mbeche.

Mother of Oscar Seda, Clement Agwenge, Mary Atieno, the late Lillian, Akinyi Mutiso, Reginald Renga, the late Henry Kissinger, Mathew Ondiek, Mika Mikewa, Jim Agure and Levine Agure.

Stepmother of Prof. Oyuko Mbeche, Cecilia Ndiege, Lucy Odhiambo, Alice Halwenge, the late Edward Araka, Dorothy Mongi, Pamela Olende, Charles Osake, Rose Aduda, Paschal Mbeche, and the late Eunice Sabina.

Mother-in-law of Mary Wainaina, Miriam Abraha, Ruth Ogutu, Evans Mutiso, Donna Nyaoke, Jackie Owino, Winnie Oyuko, the late Peter Ndiege, Mathew Odhiambo, the late Timothy Halwenge, Rose Araka, Dr Abdul Mongi, Cornelius Olende, Rose Nyimba, Kui Kioi, the late Albert Aduda, Sally Mungai and the late John Nyamwaya.

There will be a meeting and major funds drive on Monday, 16 December 2019, from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm at the All Saints Cathedral Church.

Please direct contributions to: Monica Mbeche Funeral Fund Paybill No: 312147. Please use the Contributor’s names as the account number.

Relatives and friends are meeting daily between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm at Oscar’s residence on Kikambala Road, Kileleshwa; and at her home in Koru.

The body arrived back in the country on the evening of Monday, 9th December 2019 and is at Lee Funeral Home.

On Thursday, 19th December 2019, her body leaves Lee Funeral home at 2.00 pm for a requiem mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Adams Arcade, Nairobi at 2.00 pm.

On Friday, 20th December 2019, her body leaves Kisumu Airport at 10.00 am and proceeds to Koru for mass at Holy Family Church in Koru at 12 noon after which the procession proceeds to her farm and home for an overnight stay.

On Saturday, 21st December 2019, the funeral programme will begin at 11.00 am at the farm in Koru.

The requiem mass will start from 2.00 pm followed by the internment of her body at the family cemetery at the Koru farm on the same day.

Mama, Dani, Rafiki, we thank you for your great love, charity and resolute guidance. May the Lord rest your soul in eternal peace.



S.S.P Justinah Ndinda Nzivo

Sunrise: 22/07/1962 — Sunset: 05/12/2019

It is with deep sorrow and grief that we announce the death of SSP, Justinah Ndinda Nzivo (OCPD Nairobi Railways Terminus) which occurred on 05/12/2019 while undergoing treatment at Mater Hospital.

Wife of the late IP David Nzivo (KNPS). Loving mother of Polycarp Nzivo, Lilian Nzivo and Hapia Nzivo. Mother-in-law of Kennedy Mwendwa (UoN/Makueni County) and Cynthia Nduku. Grandmother of Jennifer, Peterson and Joy. Daughter of the late Joseph Maweu and Mary Tuku of Barazani. Daughter in-law of the late Benard Nzivo and Serah Mwelu of Mbiuni. Sister of the late Daniel, Esther, the late Charles, Agnes, the late Jasper, Norman and the late Joseph.

Sister-in-law of Colleta, Mueni, Schola, Anastacia, Raphael, Felix, Monica and the late Consolata. Aunt of Susan, Betty, Catherine, Elizabeth, Mercy, Mulandi, Steve, Olivia, Wavinya, Victor, Mwelu, Brian, Conso, Kimuyu, Lucas, Kioko, Winnie, Charity, Ann Mueni and others. Cousin of Ngonyo, Matilu, Mwangangi, Muema, Mutua, Mbwesa, Kisoi, Alice, Kalei and others.

Family, relatives, friends and colleagues are meeting at Garden Square 5.30pm, her residence Imara Daima, Mlolongo, Barazani and Makindu.

Main Harambee will be held at Garden Square on Wednesday 11th December 2019 from 5.30pm.

The cortege will leave Montezuma Funeral Home Nairobi on 14/12/2019 for burial at Ngukuni Village, Makindu Sub-county, Makueni County.

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

John Nduati Njoroge

Sunrise 22/2/1967 – Sunset 5/12/2019

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the sudden death of John Nduati Njoroge of Njiiri School on 5th December 2019 after a short illness.

Son of the late Charles Njoroge and Mary Wairima. Father of Joan Wairima. Brother of the late Samuel Gitau, Thomas Mbuthia, Susan Njoki and Anne Wangari.

Brother in law of Jane Mbuthia. Uncle of Rosemary Wairima, Charles Njoroge, Cynthia Wanjiru and Charles Thuo.

The cortege leaves War Memorial Hospital Mortuary on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 9.30am followed by burial service at the graveside at Nakuru South Cemetery.

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

Jacqueline Nduku Kalii

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Jacqueline Nduku Kalii, usher at CITAM Buruburu on Wednesday 4th December 2019 while undergoing treatment at Kijabe Mission Hospital.

Daughter of Milka Ndulu and the late David Makenzi Kalii. Mother of Davey Makenzi. Beloved sister of Christine Makenzi, Valentine Ndunge and Wandia Kalii. Sister in law of Raphael Muindi.Aunt of Stephanie Mutile, Henry Mudegu, Bernice Juma, Cecil Makenzi and Emmanuel Muindi. Niece, cousin and friend to many.

Friends and relatives are meeting daily at her home in Jericho from 5:00pm for prayers and burial arrangements. Her funeral service will be held at CITAM Buruburu on 13th Dec 2019 from 9.00am.

The cortege will leave Machakos Funeral home on Saturday 14th December, 2019 at 0900hrs, thereafter burial service will be held at their home at Makakoi village, Kimutwa location, Machakos county, from 1100hrs.

A mini funds drive to offset the hospital bill will be held on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at Agrho House, 2nd floor starting at 6pm.

For more information contact Valentine Ndunge (0706-123149)

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

Hon. Joseph Mwenda Malebe “Joe”

Sunrise: 15/08/1943 – Sunset: 05/12/2019

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing of Hon Joseph Mwenda Malebe “Joe”. Former M.P. for Igembe Constituency.

Son of the late Kaliuntu & M’kailiba. Husband of Mrs Pam Nkatha Malebe. Father of Carol Malebe & James, Gertrude & Dick Munene and Yvonne Malebe. Grandfather of Ndinda, Nkatha & Lyon. Brother of Lucy Ciethuru & Kimani M’munjuri and Agnes Kathao. Brother-in-law of Janice & Jacob Mwirigi, Catherine & Gakure, Josephine & Mwebia, Stella & the late Kinoti, Lucy & the late Jim, Faith & Kimathi, Catherine & the late Muriungi and Salome & Mwenda Marete.

Family and Friends are meeting daily at gate 17 Milimani Road opposite Sagret Hotel and at his Home in Amung’enti Maua from 5.00pm.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday 11/12/2019 at the same venue. Mheshimiwa will be laid to rest at his home in Amung’enti Maua on Friday 13/12/2019.

For any Mpesa contributions kindly send to mpesa no. 0769710949

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

Wilfred Wanjohi Kaburi

Sunrise: 1952 – Sunset: 06/12/2019

It is with profound sorrow that we announce passing on of Wilfred Wanjohi Kaburi, former and retired Principal Muchungucha secondary School.

Son of the late Gachohi Kaburi and the late Agnes Wangui Kaburi of Gatheri Village, Murang’a. Son-in-law of the late Ben Thuku Gatama and Margaret Njeri Thuku. Husband of Catherine Mary Muthoni Wanjohi. Brother of Nephat Gichohi, Gilbert Gakuru, Wanjiru Ngigi. Step-brother of Loise Wanjiku Kiama and Margaret Wanjiku Maina.

Father of the Late Peris Agnes Wangui, Job Mark Kaburi and Loise Wambui, Margaret Lorna Njeri and Anthony Wachira Muturi. Grandfather of Catherine Gloria Muthoni, Wilfred Wanjohi, Ian Maina, Benson Thuku, Emily Ng’endo and Vincent Muturi. Brother-in- law of the late Ben Thuku’s family of Gaitheri, Eng. Lawrence Gatama and Jane Njeri, Annie Wangui and John Kaguma, Jessi Gatiaga and Catherine Wangui, John Kiiru and Frachiah Wangari, Lucy Wanjiku, Primrose Wanjiru and Patrick Gitonga. Uncle and cousin to many.

Meetings are being held daily from 6:00pm at Murang’a Mukawa, Gathers Home and Peris Academy Home near Mathioya River Bridge and at Tumaini House Nairobi on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00pm for funeral arrangements.

The cortege leaves Kenyatta University Home (KU) on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 8:00am for Funeral Service and Burial thereafter at his home at Peris Academy near Kabuta Kimathi Location Murang’a County.

In God’s hands you rest. In our hearts you live forever. Amen!  

Roselyn Baby Otory Makongoso

We regret to announce the sad demise of Roselyn Baby Otory Makongoso.

Wife of Dr. Meshack Makongoso, which occurred on 4th November 2019, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA. Daughter of the late Mzee Johnson Meshack Otory Ouko and the late Mama Terry Athieno Otory. Daughter-in-law of the late Mzee Simeon Ongoso Siseri and the late Mama Elizabeth Yatta Ongoso and Margret Ongoso. Mother of Linet Makongoso (Hemingways, Nairobi), Justin Ongoso, Britney and Stacy Makongoso, among others. Sister of Calvin Otory, Jessica Odin, Jennipher Otory, Rosemary Meyo, Florence Otory and the late Sam Otory.

Sister-in-law of Prof Meshack Odin, Symon Meyo, Grace Otory, the late Salome Ajwang, Siprosa Bugo, Samuel Ongoso, Josaphat Makongoso, Rusanael Ngome, Elsa Opita. Joshua Ongoso, the late Philip Rawinji, Hulda Adoyo, Perna Aoko, the late David Ongoso. Cousin of Charles Ngongo, Jabez Othoo, William Okoth, Calvin Okoth, Clifford Rachuonyojapheth Rachuonyo, Pamela Otila, Joshua and Joy Ochtika, among others, Aunt of Nixon Btigo, foseph Othoo, Jared Samuel, Evans Ngome, Dibogo Ojalla, Allan Okoth, Evans Okoth, Wendy, Ouko and Wilson Otory, Paul & Mindy Odin, Deedee, Sara & Sam Meyo, Leroy & Phyll Muia among others.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, 11th December, at Nairobi Central SDA Church, at 12noon.

The burial will be on Friday 13th December, at Khhuya Village, Gwassi, Suba South, Homabay County.

Romans 8:36-37 …Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

A woman of substance: Shujaa wa Yesu!  

Professor John “Jimmy” James

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Professor John “Jimmy” James MB ChB FRCS Ed., on the 4th December 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

He was beloved husband of Judith and father of Emma, William and Michael.

Having qualified as a plastic surgeon in 1968, Jimmy moved to Ethiopia, working with ALERT doing Reconstructive Surgery in leprosy in 1973-74. From 1977 to 1981 he worked in Kenya with AMREF and the Flying Doctors, visiting leprosy hospitals in Kenya and Tanzania, doing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Moshi and Nairobi.

He returned to the UK during his children’s education, where he was Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Shotley Bridge and Sunderland. In 1996 he retired from the NHS and worked in Malawi running the Burns Unit in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre and employed in the College of Medicine, Blantyre, teaching Anatomy. In 1999 he was asked by the officials of the Association of Surgeons of East Africa (ASEA) to be General Secretary with the remit to set up a training college for surgeons; he believed passionately that surgeons should be able to train, and qualify, in the region. He moved to Arusha to run the newly-formed College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) where he trained and examined medical graduates in Surgery. A generation of surgeons in the region were trained or examined by Jimmy.

He will be laid to rest at Gask Parish Church in Perthshire on 13th of December.

Messages of condolence may be sent to his son-in-law: [email protected]

Mzee Ernest Akach Owuor

With humble acceptance of God’s will, we announce the death of Mzee Ernest Akach Owuor which occurred on 27/11/19.

Son of the late Benjamin Owuor (Piny Owacho) and Rael Oluoch Ochieng. Husband of the late Susana Auma Ohlo, the late Edith Odera and Margaret Ondijo. Father of both the late John and Judith Ayieko Odiambo, Rev Prof Philemon and Wilkista Okinyi, late Ayub Otieno, Dorcas and late Richard Otin, Samwel Ondijo. Brother of John (late) and Jane Ochilo, Canon Owen and (late) Mildred/ Mariam Gumba, Phelesia/Phoebe and Hesbon Ongalo, both the late Jeconiah and Catherine Ochieng. He was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

The cortege will leave Coptic mortuary on Friday 13/12/19 for prayers at St. John’s Mariwa ACK at 11am, thereafter to his home in North Ratta Sub location, Kokech village for a vigil.

Burial service will take place on Saturday 14/12/19 at his home from 10.00AM presided over by Venerable Boniface Obondi of Anglican Church.

Okew Karateng nind gi kwe

Mrs. Savitaben Nathalal Bhoja Savla

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Savitaben Nathalal Bhoja Savla (of Bobmil Industries Ltd). on Monday 9th December 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Wife of the late Nathalal Bhoja Savla. Daughter of the late Liluben and the late Maghiben and the late Dharamshi Punja Dhanani: Mother of Vipin, Sudha, Niru (Chicago), the late Bharat (Bobby), and Milan. Mother-in-law of the late Nisha, Ashok (H.K.), Chandu (Chicago), Gita and Nita. Grandmother of Rupal & the late Mitul, Jaimin & Sonal, Prina (Chicago), Aana & Ajay (Boston), Jaini & Sai (Tampa), Rakhee (Tampa), Nimeet (Chicago), the late Bunty & Riya, Pooja (Tampa) and Krisha (Tampa). Great-grandmother of Dhiya, Sarai,Vihaan, Jiyana, Saanya and Yuvraj.

Sister of the late Ramnik & Kamuben, Shanta & the late Ramnik (UK), Sushila & the late Harkhu, Sumati & the late Harkhu (UK), the late Sarla & the late Harkhu, Nimu & the late Chunilal (CK), the late Rajni & Saroj, the late Jatish & Manjuben, the late Vijay (Viju) Bhanuben, Kala & Kishore (UK), Paryant & Nimuben. Sister-in-law of Hemchand Bhoja & Shantaben (Ahmedabad), the late Kankuben & the late Punja Rajpar, the late Maniben and the late Raishi Pethraj.

The cortege will leave on Wednesday 11th December 2019 from Oshwal Centre, Ring Road, at 10:30am and cremation will take place at the Hindu Shamshan Bhumi, Kariokor at 11:00am.

Prayer meeting will held on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at Oshwal Centre, Ring Road, at 8:00pm.

Condolence messages can be sent to [email protected]