Obituaries

Gilbert Kariuki Nyahoro

DOB: 25th June, 1982 – DOD: 18th February, 2024

It is with profound sadness and acceptance of God’s will that we announce the demise of Gilbert Kariuki Nyahoro. He hails from Nakuru County.

Son of John Kariuki Nyahoro and the late Mary Njeri Nyahoro. Brother of Florence Wambui Nyahoro, Alex Muigai Nyahoro and Christopher Kihiko Nyahoro.

Friends and relatives are meeting daily at his parent’s home (Nakuru town, Langa Langa) For prayer and funeral arrangements.

The cortege will leave P.N.N Funeral Home (Nakuru) on Tuesday 27th February, 2024 at 6.00 AM. The burial ceremony will take place at our lady of Holy Rosary Catholic (Mundoro) at 11:00 AM and later he will be laid to rest at his parent’s home in Mundoro Sub Location, Gatundu South.

God gave us Gilbert Kariuki Nyahoro and he has taken him. May the Lord’s name be glorified.

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

 

Shadrach Rutherford Ambiche

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Shadrach Rutherford Ambiche of Ebusiekwe Esibila on 9th February 2024 after a long battle with cancer.

Husband to Eunice Omina Ambiche.

Son of the late Josephat Okinda Oluochi, and Prisca Atisa.

Father of Betty, Faith, the late Joseph, Rose, Joy, Dorothy, Linda, and Gerald Ambiche. Father-in-law of Godfrey, Amaya, Ndungu, Kabole, Oscar, Raphael and Christine.

Grandfather of Velma, Kingsley, Precious, Brian, Brandon, Kasandra, Bradley, Prince, Cole, Ellah, Darsha, Kroy, Nive, Lindly, Miles, Barbra, Barvin, Darell, Xiomara, Braillia, Great grandfather of Royal.

Brother of Ruth Opanga, Rebecca Mauno, Jenipher Owendi, and the late Nicanory Munala, the late Dr. J.P.S Olwochi, Dorca Atetwe.

The cortege leaves Masaba Funeral Home at 2.00pm on Thursday, 22nd February 2024 and thereafter he will be buried on Saturday, 24th February 2024 at Ebusiekwe Esibila Village in Vihiga County.

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

 

Julie Wanjiru Gatonye

Sunrise: 7th June, 1944 – Sunset: 21St February, 2024

It is with great sorrow that we announce the promotion to Glory of Julie Wanjiru Gatonye on 21st February 2024 after a short illness.

Wife of Rtd. Lt. Col. Nelson Douglas Gatonye of Kenya Navy.

Daughter of Bartholemew Methu Kiganda and Martha Wanja Methu of lchichie Village, Murangla County. Sister of Joyce Wambui Methu, John Kiganda Methu and Simon Kamau (Deceased).

Mother to James Chege Gatonye. Mother-in- law to Cynthia Nyambura Mohamed. Grandmother to Brandy Wanjiru Gatonye and Lauryn Wangui Gatonye. Great Grandmother o Kenzani Dishon Chege, Castiel Dean Gatonye and Naeem Ajani Chege.

Aunt to Mercy W. Mitton, Nicholas Maina, Simon Kimani, Jeff Methu, the late John Kiganda.

Grandmother to Boniface Macharia, Boniface Macharia (inn), Maria Wambui, Steven Mbugua, John Kamau (Deceased), Martha Wanja, Joyce Wambui, Macharia wa Methu, Brian Methu.

The funeral service will be held by the grave side on Tuesday, 27th February, 2024 at Mbaraki Cemetery from

Family and friends are meeting daily at Bamburi, Kiembeni-Utange Road, Kidarajani, next to former Naivas Supermarket daily from 5.00pm – 7:30pm.

Financial contributions: MPESA Paybill No.516600, Account No. 0208867001. Thank you

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

Simon Gacheru Gathege

It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Simon Gacheru Gathege.

Beloved son of the late Herman Gathege Macharia and the late Rael Waceke Gathege. He hailed from Engoshura Farm, Nakuru.

At the time of his demise he was working with the Immigration Department, Malindi Airport.

He was a brother of Anne Wanjiru,(Nkr), The late Lucy Mukami, David Macharia (Msa), Josphat Mwangi (Nvs), Shadrack Gathege (Msa) and Mary Wangeci (Kericho).

He was a loving husband of Rose Namsya and Everlyne Warigia. Father of Herman Gathege, Mitchele Waceke and Austin Gathege.

He was a brother-in-law to Peter Kanyingi, Mary Wanjiru, Mary Wanja, Alice Njeri, Ruth Muriithi and Joel Kimani. He was an uncle and cousin to many.

Friends are meeting at SeaView Hotel, Malindi and his Engoshura Rural Home, Nakuru for burial arrangements from 6.00 p.m.

The cortege leaves P.N.N. Funeral Home (Nkr) at 8.00 a.m. on 27th February 2024 for burial at Engoshura Farm along Nakuru- Subukia Road.

In Gods Hands you peacefully rest: In our hearts we cherish you forever.

Dear Simon, we loved you but God loved you more, Rest well till we meet again.

 

Paul Mwangi Ndung’u

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the untimely demise of Paul Mwangi Ndung’u. He passed away on February 20th, 2024 following a short illness. Until his demise, he was an advocate of the High Court in Nairobi practising as Paul Ndung’u & Co. Advocates.

He was the son of the late Samuel Ndung’u Kamau and the late Martha Tetu Ndung’u of Ndunyu Njeru.

A son-in-law of the late David Wamae Ichanjiru and the late Jane Wangari Wamai.

He was the beloved husband of Grace Wanjiku Mwangi. A loving father of Evaline Tetu, Winfred Wangari, Salome Wacheke, and Samuel Ndung’u.

A father-in-law of Nelson Muhia and Wesley Makokha. A caring grandfather to, Jesse Mwangi, Ethan Muhia, Evan Osundwa and Evan Paul Mwangi

He was a brother of Lucas Kamau, Salome Wacheke, Joseph Wanyoike, Elizabeth Wairimu, Charles Gichina and Catherine Wangari.

He was a noble colleague and friend at the workplace, as an advocate of the High Court, and formerly a Principal Magistrate in Isiolo, Meru and Kilifi.

The funeral mass and burial will take place on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, at his home in Nandarasi Scheme, Ndunyu Njeru, North Kinangop.

For inquiries, call Lucas Kamau 0722 264 269 and Evaline Tetu 0722 557 596.

“…And surely | am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Mathew 28:20

Phillip Thuku Karuri

It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Mr. Phillip Thuku Karuri.

Son of the late Joseph Karuri Nuthu and the late Adelaide Wambui Karuri.

Husband to Dorothy Wanjiru Thuku. Father to Joseph Karuri, Nancy Wambui and Naomi Wairimu.

Brother to Mario Nuthu, the late David Chiira, Rose Wangari Murithii, Cecilia Wanja Maina and John Gaitho
Karuri.

Son-in-law to the late Gedion Gatuthu and Ruth Wairimu Gatuthu.

The meetings are currently being held at his residence in Rimpa-Kiserian, Hacienda Resort-Ngara and Kianjogu Village-Ihuririo Sub Location.

The cortege leaves Lee Funeral Home on 27th February, 2024 at 6.00AM. Funeral Service will be held at St. Augustine Kigumo Catholic Church at 11.00AM. Thereafter, the cortege will proceed to his home in Kianjogu
Village, Ihuririo Sub Location, Iriaini Location, Othaya-Nyeri County.

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

Benard Cheboi Ngetich

Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Limited regrets of announce the death of Benard Cheboi Ngetich which occurred on Sunday, 11th February, 2024. He hails from Baringo County, Baringo North Sub County, Saimo Kipsaraman location, Bartolimo Sub — Location Tungo, Village.

Son of Evans Rotich (Warrant Officer | (WWOT)) and Mary Kibilo Ngetich.

Husband of Flora Kisale Jerop. Father of Bill Chebii, Paul Chepchieng and Christian Jeruto.

Friends and relatives are meeting daily at his home in Bartolimo, Tungo village at 2:00pm for prayers and funeral arrangements.

The cortege leaves Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Friday, 23 February, 2024 at 10.00am for funeral service and burial on Saturday, 24 February, 2024 at his rural home in Baringo County, Baringo North Sub ~ County, Kapteberewo Location, Tungo Village.

MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN ETERNAL PEACE.

Francis Kipketer Ruto

Born: 10th October 1939 ~ Slept: 18th February 2024

It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Mr. Francis Ruto, widely known as Kiptile, that occurred on Sunday 18th February 2024 after a long illness.

He was husband of the late Mama Doris Rutto and Mama Monica Ruto of Snowflakes Drycleaners Eldoret

Beloved father of Gordon Kiplimo, Gloria Chelagat, Collins Kirwa, the late Doreen Chemutai, Clare Ruto, Kipkoech Ruto (KR), Cheptoo Ruto-Payne and Angela Ruto and grandfather of many.

He was the son of the late Kipruto Arap Sitienei and the late Mama Salome Chepkasi of Kiptile Village in what was formerly Kemeloi Location and currently Terik Location.

The cortege will leave Eldoret Hospital Mortuary for a requiem mass at St Teresia Catholic Church in Kuinet on Monday 26th February 2024 at 2.00pm.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 27th February 2024 at their home in Teresia, Kuinet starting from 9.00am.

To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.

Mwalimu Peter Odero Mcomuko

1949 – 2024

It is with humble acceptance to God’s will chat we announce the leach of our beloved father Mwalimu Peter Odero Mcomuko who went to be with the Lord on 12/02/2024.

Loving husband of the late Salome Akeyo Ajimba and mama Erica Alusa. Son of the late Omuko Ong’acli and Clementina Ogutu (Nyawandu).

Loving dad of George, Jacinta, Scholastica, Ken,Tom, Susan and Simon. Step father of Clyde and the late Martin Odhiambo.

Father in-law of the late Sue, Lilian the late Cornet Otieno, James Okello, Nancy Odera, Nancy Oloo, Michael Wesonga, Everlyne Ingado and Mary Atieno.

Brother of the late Raphael and Augustino, Steven Ondego, Pascalia, Awuor, Maria, Petronila, Jane and Desderia.

Adoring grandfather of Brian, Erin, Gloria, Ephraim, Emmanuel, Dave, Peter, Grace, Fay, Joy, junior, Jerry, Myles, Vicky, David, Valda, Vusha, Kyle, Gideon, Andy, Keren Harrison and Tina. Great uncle and a friend to many.

Burial arrangements are on going.

The memorial service will be held in St Peters Mitiro sub parish church on 1/03/2024 at 11:00am.

The cortege thereafter leaves for a night vigil at his home in Sakwa Waora Gul Koyando Village behind Nyamira Girls School. The funeral will take place on 2/03/2024.

“Those who walk rightly,enter into peace, they find peace as they lie in death…” Isaiah 57:2

Professor Cheryl Ann Palm

January 6, 1954 ~ January 24, 2024

With sadness, we would like to share the passing of Cheryl Ann Palm, Ph.D., age 70, of Gainesville, Fla., and Falmouth, Mass., on January 24, 2024. Palm was a distinguished ecosystem scientist who spent over a decade of her life in Kenya.

Cheryl leaves her husband and research partner, Pedro Sanchez, Ph.D.,a large extended family, and “a wide following of loyal friends, employees, and students who would do just about anything for her”.

Cheryl directed science programs for the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Program in Nairobi, Kenya from 1991-
2001. She led ambitious and impactful work to reduce emissions from land use change and promoted agricultural
sustainability, resulting in her renowned book “Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives.” Cheryl was
a leading scholar with over 2,700 academic citations and directed science for the Millennium Villages Project (Sauri,
Kenya) and numerous research efforts funded by the Gates Foundation, NSF, USAID, and others. She was a Co-
Director and Lead Scientist for Vital Signs Africa (2010-2016).

Cheryl had a deep commitment to capacity building, mentoring, and promoting many young people in science and
extension, many of whom rapidly rose to some of the highest levels of government and NGOs. She trained 18
graduate students and 19 postdocs and countless more through committees, employment, and informal mentorship.
Cheryl excelled at convening thought leaders for interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting scientists to have voice in
policy matters, and never forgetting the realities of real life or ecological boundaries when Striving to feed the world.

To those who worked with Cheryl, her prowess for science was surpassed by her friendly, insightful, and giving nature.

Cheryl opened doors for many and always extended a hand to help. Her mentorship affected people deeply, often
providing profound lessons on mutual respect and collaboration or changing someone’s life course through new
opportunities or belief in themselves. Her impact on women in STEM is particularly notable.

Cheryl had a deep love for Kenya and will be greatly missed by the many people, including ourselves, that she impacted here.