George Kilonzo

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we the family of Mr Gideon Killonzo Nduki announce the passing on to glory of our brother and uncle to many Mr. George Kilonzo after a long illness bravely borne.

Mr. George Kilonzo  was a graduate of Ramapo College ( University)  in Mahwah in New Jersey. He also resided in Paterson New Jersey before he moved to Chicago in Illinois.
His celebration of life will be held at 12 noon on  April 1, 2020 at Kathaana location in Kangundo in Machakos.
Due to the prevailing Covid 19 Government set conditions, we will not be holding public prayers and meetings.
We humbly request for prayers during this difficult time and for financial support to cover medical bills and other financial expenses.
Please send your financial support to Norah Muasya Kilonzo Mpesa number; +254-722-623515.
Contacts;
Jacques J. KILONZO; 708-655-4723
Nellie Nzisa Nyumu;908-331-1961,
Eric Ndaka; 301-467-5910,
Festus Kingoo Masai;815-793-3994,
Richard  Kathuka;214-430-7296,
Joshua Nueni;240-593-3403,
Ben Munyao Nzioka;443-518-0010,862-215-0615,
Renson Mbisi Kioko;321-443-2065.
2 Timothy 4-7, I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
We loved you but God loved you more.
May your spirit live on.
Rest In Peace King George.
Thank you in advance for your support.

Peter Kariuki Njoroge

We, in humble acceptance of God’s will announce the sudden death of Mr Peter Kariuki Njoroge, of Marurui, Nairobi (formerly of Mombasa Polytechnic) which occurred on 25/03/2020.

Son of the late Mr and Mrs Naftaly Njoroge Gitaka. Loving husband of Florence Nyambura Kariuki. Adoring father of Rachael Watiri (Nrb), Sarah Wambui & Mike Mukoma (Nrb), Naftaly Njoroge (Dubai) & Florence Wambui, Isaac Mwang i(Nrb) and John Muigai (Dubai). Uncle and Grand father of many. Brother of Mr and Mrs John Muigai (Nandarasi), Mr and Mrs Joseph Mwangi (Kitiri), Veronica Nyambura (late) and Stanley Mukuna (Ndakaini), Gabriel Ndomo (late) and Regina Ndomo (Embu). Son-in-law of the late Mr & Mrs Isaac Mwangi (Timboroa). In-law of Mr and Mrs James Gitau (Meru) & Mr and Mrs Timothy Kaloki (Yatta).

The cortege leaves KU Mortuary on 31/03/2020 at 7.00 am for burial on the same date (31/03/2020) at Kitiri, Kinangop starting 11.00am.

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

Mrs Emily Njoki Mwangi Gitika

 Sunrise 1927 – Sunset 2020

Today we celebrate our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mrs. Emily Njoki Mwangi Gitika, who has rested in the Lord peacefully in her sleep on 26th March 2020 at around 9.30pm.

Cucu, as we all called her, was the wife of our late dad, Mr. John Mwangi Gitika, and she had several sisters and brothers. She was the mother of the late Helen Wanjiru (Kiria), Josephine Mwende (Kitengela) Dr. Margaret Gachara (Nairobi), Professor Tabitha Ndung’u (USIU, Nairobi), Mrs Mercy Karanja (Seattle), Mr. David Gitika (Actor, Uncle Dii, Nairobi), Mr Joseph Kamau (Kiambu), Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell (London), and Mr. Peter Gitika (Nairobi).

She was grandmother of (late) Faith, Robert, Emmah, Lilian, Josephine and (late) Kenneth Gitau (Nairobi); Emmah Njoki (Phoenix), Caroline Muhoro (Nairobi); Jack, Jerry, Pam and Olive Gachara (Nairobi); Caroline Kania, Tony Ndung’u (Nairobi) and Edwin Mathenyu (Qatar); Eva Wangui (Reading), Edwin Waidhima (Nakuru) and Olivia Karanja (Nairobi); Stella Njoki (Laikipia), Dennis Kamau (Kiambu) and Derrick Mwangi (St. Peters and Paul); Jake Mwangi-Powell (Nottingham), Frank Mwangi (Debrecen) and Fredrick Ndirangu (UoN) and Eric Mbogoro (Marion Preparatory).

Mother-in-law of Erastus Gitau (Kiria), (late) Dr. Gachara, Dr. Francis Ndung’u (Pastor Marurui Church), Simeon Karanja (Seattle), Nancy Wambui (Murang’a), Grace Njeri (Acorn School); Tony Powell (London) and Alice Wanjiru (KIST). She is survived by several great grandchildren.

Although we are sad of say goodbye of our dear mum and cucu, we are thankful that she lived a long and lovely life which we celebrate with thanksgiving and awe of God’s goodness and faithfulness.

Due of the current government guidelines, we will hold a private funeral service at her home in Kiritu Farm, Munyutha village on Tuesday 31st March 2020, but when all the restrictions are lifted we will hold a public celebration of a life well lived.

Jeremiah Musyoki Mutungi

Sunrise: 1940 – Sunset: 25th March 2020

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Jeremiah Musyoka Mutungi of Masaw’a village.

Son of the late Mutungi Kaleli and the late Monica Mutave. Son-in-law of the late Nthanzu Muli and late Savethi Mumbua. Husband of Veronicah Mutio. Father of Sussan, Lilian, Maureen and Annastacia Nthenya. Brother of Agnes, late Mbuli, Joel, Andrew, late Philiph_ and Priscila Ndululu. Father in law of Kamanga, Nico, Jacob and Angela Mbinya. Grandfather of Carol, Janet, Cathy, Joan, Kyalo, Kameti, Rosie, Cynthia, Kaleli, Jane, Matilda, Mwende, Natalia and Cyprian. Great grandfather of Mia and Aila. Uncle of Mwania, Stephanie, Nicholus, David, Felix, Eric, Triza, Maria, Mathias, Mwikali, Muthoka, Katoni, Wambua among others. Brother-in-law of Elizabeth,Angelica, Felistus Kanini, Kasendi, Katila, Kinyae,Serah and the late Mboya.

The cortege leaves Machakos Funeral Home on Tuesday 31st March 2020 for burial at his home, Masawa village, Utithini sub location, Miu location (formerly Muthetheni location), Mwala Sub-County, Machakos County.

There will be no formal gathering to condole with the family due to the current government directive.

Fare thee well Nati.

Jenarius Kiguta Munyaka

1984-2020

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the sudden and untimely demise of Jenarius Kiguta Munyaka (KRA) through a fatal road accident on 26/03/2020.

Son of Francis Munyaka and Emilisiana Wambaire. Loving husband of Judy Wangechi. Loving father of Brian, Patience and Emmanuel.

Brother of Sophie Munyaka, Joseph, Margaret, Agatha, Mary, the late Joyce, Peter, the late John, Benedict, the late Paul, Rachel and Bonface.

He was uncle of Carol, Patrick, Gamary, Christine, Njoroge, Joan, Ronnie, Lemuel, Sianah among others.

Brother-in-law of John, Irene, Emily, Gladys, Jeremiah, Loise, Daniel, Mawira, Magdalene, late Catherine, Eunice among others.

The burial will be held at his parent’s farm at Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri.

The cortege leaves Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home, Thika road, on Wednesday 01/04/2020 for burial ceremony in Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri.

The burial is strictly family affair in line with the current government directive.

May the Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace

Dr Fitz de Souza: Death of Kenyatta’s lawyer

BY CYPRIAN FERNANDES

Dr Fitz de Souza, the former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, MP for Parklands, solicitor and a fighter for Kenya’s freedom died in London on March 23. He is survived by his wife Rornola, and children, Veena (Justin), Maya (Prashant), Roy (Aisha), Mark (Antke) and his many grandchildren. Dr de Souza was a lawyer and a politician by design.

In 1943, after finishing his secondary school education in Zanzibar, he headed to Magadi in Kenya where his parents worked. He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi to become a lawyer and “carried within me a burning sense of justice on behalf all those to whom it was denied.” He would graduate as a barrister from Lincoln’s Inn and do his PhD at the London School of Economics. London at the time was spawning young fighters for freedom from many parts of the British Empire/Commonwealth.

In Spring 1952, Dr Fitz returned to Kenya “an idealist, determined to fight for equality of all Kenyans, for the rights of the underdog and the underprivileged, to oppose Colonialism and to bring about socialism, fairness, and independence for the country” He never faltered. The Fitz I knew was never an extrovert but never low in coming forward or taking a stand on a particular belief. Unlike a man he greatly admired, the softly-spoken but sometimes flamboyant Pinto, Fitz, as his legal training had ingrained in turn, considered all the risks and put his case firmly and without emotion. A politician but he was born a lawyer.

History will forever remember him as one of the lawyers who defended Jomo Kenyatta, Bildad Kaggia, K’ungu Karumba, Fred Kubai, Paul Ngei and Achieng Oneko (eternally remembered as the Kapenguria Six because they were taken there and formally charged with membership and management of the Mau May). The legal team was led by Denis Pritt and included H.O. Davis (Nigerian), Chaman Lal, Achroo Kapila and Jaswant Singh. The trial will always be remembered for all the wrong reasons: The judge was paid off, so were the many witnesses and chief manipulator was the then governor of Kenya, Sir Evelyn Baring. However, it was during this period that Fitz impressed Jomo Kenyatta and their friendship remained forever.

It was during the trial that Kenyatta told Fitz: “I am not the leader of the Mau Mau, I do not believe in violence. I believe you can achieve your goals without violence. But in any political party there are always some who believe you have to go further, you have to fight, and I know who they are — they are my friends, they are in this party (Kenya African Union), they are with us all the time. But I am not going to do the job for the British government and expose them and fight against them.”

“The British would like (Africans) to fight with each other and make this into a semi-civil war; they are killing our supporters and we are killing their supporters, and I am not going to allow that at all. I know what I want and they know what they want, our objectives are the same….”

Kenyatta’s regard for Fitz was so high that he asked him to take his place at the second Lancaster House Conference on Kenya’s in-dependence. Kenyatta sat behind him. No one complained. Kenyatta trusted him implicitly.

Fitz told me often how Kenyatta pressed him to buy choice farms from the exiting colonials. In fact, President Kenyatta wanted to “give” him four or five farms. Fitz explained that he could not accept the generous gift because he was not a farmer and that the land should be given to people who deserved it. Then Fitz was offered the position of Attorney-General, a Cabinet position, but he was quite happy in his role as deputy Speaker of the Parliament.

His book Forward to Independence: My Memoir (large chunks of it were serialised by The Nation) is a historical document if only because it provides an honest eyewitness account of the politics, politicians and truth behind much before was only conjecture. I have always had this nagging feeling that there was much more that he could have revealed but being the lawyer that he was, he chose not to.

Similarly, Mahatma Gandhi converted him into socialism, which he tried to practice as best as he could, but like so many others in the Kenyan tapestry were swept up by capitalism, honest capitalism which is considerate of others. Among other things of note the book outed: the former South African-born Bruce Mackenzie (minister for Agriculture) as an Israeli and British spy who was always short of money and was allegedly assassinated by Uganda’s Idi Amin via a bomb disguised as a gift that blew up the plane aboard which Mackenzie was returning to Kenya.

Charles Njonjo introduced Tom Mboya to Fitz (they had known each other for many years) as the man most likely to succeed. Njonjo was interested in the defence of the Kapenguria Six. He provided an eyewitness account of the shouting match between Pinto and Kenyatta in the grounds of Parliament House. He advised his friend to tone things down, even suggesting that Pinto did not have the support to take on President Kenyatta. Fitz was also an astute businessman. I must confess my slight bias in that I have always regarded him the greatest Kenyan Goan I have been privileged to have known.

While he was with us he enriched our lives even though we may not have been aware of it. In his death we are diminished, some more than others. Hilary Ng’weno (one of the fathers of modern Kenyan journalism) on Fitz’s fantastic memory: “I had never met an elderly person who could remember so many details of his past. I would ask the same question after a few weeks and he would reply almost in the same words and phrases he had used before. He was remembering personalities and events of the years before and soon after Kenya’s independence in 1963 and Fitz was not just remembering events touching on his life. He was remembering Kenya’s history of which he was one of the great makers. The story you read in this book (Forward to Independence) is not a story just about Fitz. It is a story about the foundations of the Kenya nation. And it is for that reason that I feel strongly that Fitz Remedios Santa de Souza will forever remain a legend for many Kenyans.”

Rest in Peace, my friend.

Courtesy of the Sunday Nation

Laban Kimungu Njoroge, dies in Massachusettes, USA

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of Mr. Laban Kimungu Njoroge of Molo. He had been undergoing treatment for an underlying condition when he succumbed to the COVID-19 on March 25th 2020.

He was husband to Elder Esther Waithera Kimungu of Molo. He was a father to Benjamin Njoroge Kimungu, Bethuel Muiruri , Ann Mumbi Kimungu, Isaac Kamau Kimungu all of Molo, Elizabeth Nyambura Kimungu (Emmanuel House of prayer) of Westford MA and Samuel Gatei Kimungu of Lowell MA in the USA.

He was a brother to Bethuel Muiruri Njoroge of Elburgon, Zacharia Kigera Njoroge of Molo, the late John Kagunda Njoroge, James Ihugo Njoroge of Molo, Miriam Njeri Kamau of Eldoret, Ephraim Kihahu Njoroge (Emmanuel House of prayer), Alfred Githu Njoroge (P.C.E.A Neema), Sammy Thiong’o Njoroge (PCEA Imani), Anne Muthoni Njoroge all of USA.

He was an Uncle and a grandfather to many.

We will continue with E-Virtual memorial services every night from 8pm EST.

On Tuesday 03/31/2020 we will have a celebration of life, service from 7 pm with cremation to follow on Wednesday 04/01/2020.

Please call (978) 419-9737 to join in.

We are kindly asking for financial assistance from friends and well-wishers. We still have immediate family members that remain hospitalized and quarantined due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Please send your donation to:

CashApp: $Peninnah (978) 349-8837.

DCU member # 5324613 acct#2.

Checks are payable to Peninnah Muiruri (11 Dean Dr. Lowell. MA.01854).

Dad, we know heaven is a beautiful place because they’ve got you.

Isaiah 57:1-2 “Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death”

David Muasya Nzyoka

27/1/1969 – 20/3/2020

It is with deep sorrow that we accept the passing on of David Muasya Nzyoka of Immigration Department on 20th March 2020 at the Agha Khan Hospital after a long illness.

Loving husband of Rebecca Mwikali Nzioka and the second born of Beatrice Munini and the late Stephen Nzyoka Ngatya. Father of Moureen Wanza, Angela Munini and Gloria Kalondu. Brother of the late Agnes Kalondu, Christopher Muthusi, Thomas Ngatya, Joshua Ndolo,Tabitha Nzyoka, Joseph Mutuku, the late Solomon Nthei, Naomi Monthe and Gideon Masai. Loving uncle of many.

The funeral service will be held today – 28th March 2020 at his home, Ivutu Village, Kavilinguni Sublocation, Katheini Location Kakuyuni Division, Kangundo Sub-county, Machakos County.

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

Lay canon Teresa Akumu Olayo Nyar Ogolla

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of Lay canon Teresa Akumu Olayo Nyar Ogolla. Mama went to be with her maker on Wednesday 25th March 2020 after a short illness at Eldoret memorial Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband Wellington Olayo.

Co-wife of Josephine Nabwire Olayo. Loving mother of the late Joan and Tom Okong’o, Florence & Henry Khalende, the late David & Veronica Bwire, Bertha & John Omuke, James & Jemima Ogolla, Gracemary & Nicholas Karira, Caroline & Martin Mudambo, Everlyn Apiyo & the late Murethi lmunde. Step mother of the late Ben, Bela, Susan, The late Martin (Kish), Joseph Wandera, Tom Okoth, Henry Banda, the late Robert, Angelina, Pastor Patrick Maloba, Beatrice, Bishop Adala, Dennis Wandeyi, Irene Olayo and Juliana.

Grandmother of Beryl, Wesley, Larry, David, the late Sergio, Roy & Linda, Ian, Judy, Tess, Anne, Daisy, David, Jerry, Marion, Favour, Tatenda, Angel, Divine, Natalie, Leon, Mwaniki, Subira, Sifa KJ, Emmanuella, Martina, Joanna, John Martin, Lawigaita and Oli and step grandmother of many. Great grandmother of Kitty, Noel, David, Verona, Janice, Maria among others. Sister of Walter Ogolla, Nerea, Stanley and Peterkins Ogolla. Aunt, cousin, teacher and friend to many.

Her body will be laid to rest on Monday March 30th 2020 at her home in Budalang’i, Busia County.

Lay canon, you fought a good fight, you finished the race, you kept the faith, now awaits you a crown of righteousness (2 Tim 4:7.8a)

Shellomith Konyu Daniel Njoroge

1924 – 26th March 2020

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of our matriarch Shellomith Konyu Daniel Njoroge.

She was wife to the late Daniel Njoroge of Mutuya sub-location, Gaturi Location, Muranga county. She was the daughter of the late Gichuhi and the late Muthoni. She was the beloved mother of the late Benson Gichohi and Lilian Wambui, John and Monica Wanjau, Josephine Wanjiru and the late Boniface Mathenge, Grace Muthoni and David Irungu, Dr. Isabel Wanjiku and Eng. Kariuki Muchemi, Charles and Mercy Mwangi, Jidraph and Catherine Migwi, and George and Holly Gichanga. She was a cherised grandmother and great grandmother to many.

The cortege leaves Montezuma (Thika Road) Funeral Home on Saturday 28th March 2020 at 7.00am. Funeral service will take place at her Gathuki-ini (Gatare) home at 10.00 am followed by burial at the same place thereafter.

Blessed are those who die In the Lord…that they may rest from their labours; and their works shall follow them. Revelation 14:13