Leah Njeri Njoya

It is with acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to Glory of sister in Christ Leah Njeri Njoya of Mombasa.Wife of Mr Joseph Mwangi Njoya (First African Treasurer, Mombasa Municipal Council). Daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Crispus Ndibui of Mirichu, Mugoiri, Muran’ga. Daughter-in-law of the late Solomon Mwangi of Maria-lni. Mubaradia, Muranga. Sister of the late Nimrod and Humphery Irungu among others. Mother of John Njoya (Msa), David, Faith and Catherine (USA). She is survived by many Grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at ACK Memorial Cathedral on Friday 9th June 2017 at noon. Funeral arrangements will take place from 6th Tuesday to 8th Thursday June 2017 at the Lasco Club Mombasa from 5pm and at her home in Tudor Msa and Maria-Ini, Mugoiri.
The cortege leaves Muriranya Hospital Mortuary on the 13th June 2017 at 7.00 am for a burial service at Maria-Ini ACK Church at 9.00am and thereafter burial at her home.

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

Patrick Gichuki Njoroge

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of Patrick Gichuki Njoroge on 30th May 2017 at Charity Hospital, Nyahururu. Son of the late Samuel Njoroge and Regina Njoroge. Husband of Catherine Gichuki St. Gee. Father of Swafiah, Cyprian and Brandon Ndegwa. Brother of Anderson, Fr. James Njoroge (Don Bosco), Ceasar Gathimba (Principal Kiranga High), Jane (St. Bridget), Nancy ( SEKU) and Nancy Rose ( Holy CrosS). Son- in- law of Peter Ndegwa and Maryruth Ndegwa (Maragua). Brother-in-law of Lilian kabugu, Annastacia Gathimba, Prof Ndegwa (UON), Jane Njeri, Chef Ndegwa, Julius Chege, Dr. Mwangi (KU) Rose Mwangi, Faith mwangi and Eng. Ngunjiri . Uncle of Regina Gathimba, Regina Gathoni, Abigael Kabugu among others. Nephew of Ephraim Mugo, Hon Alice Ndegwa, former Cllr. Kamakiru and. Fred Gathogo. The cortege leaves Nyahururu Referral Hospital on Wednesday 7th June 2017. For burial on the same day at .their home in Mwenje Milimani.
In God’s Hands you rest and in our hearts you remain forever.

Mama Maria Teresa Kemunto Mose

Death has occurred of Mama Maria Teresa Kemunto Mose. Wife of the late William Mose Gesongori and co-wife to Bilia and Salome. Daughter of the late Nyarusa and late Pascaria. Sister of the late Ondieki, late Snr Chief Keboko, Mokeira and Kemunto. Daughter-in-law of Gesongori Moracha, Gechanga and Nyaboro. Mother of Jane (Nyakome Primary), Kabaka (rtd Prisons Officer), Advocate Alexander, Catherine, Victor ( Lecturer), Jack, Luciana, Clinton and Caroline both of Ministry of Devolution, Kennedy,Tom and Stella both of USA, Janes (Omogogo Primary), Dismas (Kisii County), Declan (Mochenwa Sec), Francisca (Lannet Barracks) and others Mother-in-law of Victoria., Gladys (Kisii Referral), Jane (Kisii County Treasury), Hezron (Cardinal) Mogire (Teacher), Nyakundi,Anthony (HFC), Ochoki and Douglas. Grandmother of Robert, (Equity Msa), Cynthia (Pwani University), Sheila (KU), Dan (MMU), Panister (Kabarak University), Nelly (Sironga Girls), Mercy (St Mary’s, Nyabururu) and others. Cousin of Hon. Ezekiel Machogu, Joseph and others. Friends and relatives are meeting daily at her Nyamasibi Home and Kisii Mwalimu Hotel. Main fundraiser will be held today Tuesday 6/6/2017 at Kisii Mwalimu Hotel and at her Nyamasibi home. Cortege leaves Hema mortuary on Thursday 8th June, 2017 for an overnight stay at her home. Burial will take place on Friday 9th June, 2017 at Nyamasibi Village, Nyaribari Masaba Sub-County, Kisii County.

 

Mama Dorina Aya Wasonga

It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will to announce the passing away of Mama Dorina Aya Wasonga which occurred on 30/5/2017. 7-Daughter of the late James Oguna and late Margaret Acholla of Seme Manywanda. Beloved wife of James Wasonga Sangra. Co wife of Esther Wasonga.
Loving mother of Norah Olweny (Nkr), Pamela Akinyi, Evans Oyuga and Diana Achieng. Mother-in-law of the late Washington Olweny, Rosemary Oyuga. Sister of Zaddock Boyi, Jenipher Njoga, Nathaniel Oguna, Apollo, Dinnah, Sophia, Jedidah and Jairo. Aunt of GeorgeNjoga, Robert Njoga (Adv) Evelyn Njoga, Linda Njoga, Eric, Brian, Gilbert Boyi, Boaz, Sammy, Lemmy, Elmoro, Dotea, Grand mother of Eric onyango, Lavender Olweny, Linda Olweny (Adv) Ashers Oluoch (Adv)Dr. Irene Olweny, lydia Olweny, Kevin Olweny, Vincent (KU), Viviane, Norine, Joshua, Amos, Don and Yuvine. Great Grandmother of Shawn, the late Hawi, and Christianna.
Family and friends are meeting daily at Kokeb Restaurant Nakuru at 5.00pm. The cortege leaves Bondo District Mortuary on Friday 16. 06.2017 for Burial on Saturday 17,06.2017 at Asembo Ramba ( Konge Village).

Koguna dhi gi kwe.

Bella Reese Akello Owino

Bella Reese Akello Owino Anguished minutes, hours, days and weeks have become a year. Belle, your life was a Blessing;Your memory a Treasure.You are loved and missed beyond measure.Your departure was sudden and it changed everything.Time has changed nothing.
Fondly remembered by Dad, Mum, sisters, brothers, the whole family and friends.

Rest with the angels.Till we meet again. Psalm 18:2

Resham Kaur Mhay

 

It is with deep sadness and profound sorrow that we announce the passing away of Resham Kaur Mhay. Beloved wife of Naranjan Singh Mhay, retired Ex-Officio of Kenya Railways. Loving mother of Satinder Singh (USA), Rajvinder Singh (UK) and Pavandeep Kaur (UK). Grandmother of Brandon, Connor,Amrit, Jeevan,Anmol and Balraj. Mother in law of Gina Kaur and Anita. Sister of Tarsem Singh, Madan Singh, Bhupinder Kaur, Balbir Kaur, Lakhvir Singh and Narinder Singh. Sister-in-law of Sukhdev Singh, Balbir Kaur, Rani Kaur, Kulwant Singh and Rajinder Singh. The cortege will arrive for viewing and Kirtan Divan at Khalsa School hall South C at 11:30 am, Wednesday 7th June 2017 and will leave at 1:00 pm for cremation at Hindu Shamshaan Bhumi, Kariokor, Nairobi at 2:00 pm.
The Mhay Family takes this opportunity to thank Professor M.S Riyat and his team, Dr Anne Mwirigi, Dr P.M.Waweru and his team, and the AKUH ICU doctors, nurses and Staff.

May God rest her soul in eternal peace. Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru

Professor Samson Mwangi Kimeny

Dad, it has been two years and we still feel your absence. We think of you in silence but God has given us His Grace.You left us such wonderful memories which will last a lifetime.
We thank you for your love and the self-sacrifices you freely made. The reach of your person and character has continued to inspire us to live to our highest hopes, and the rare true selflessness you showed us will always be remembered.
You embodied all the noble qualities of a loving father and gave us memories that we carry in the deepest recesses of our hearts.
You are loved with love beyond telling and you are missed with grief beyond tears.We will always remember a loving Dad.
Greatly missed by your loving wife Irene Mwangi, Sons: Francis, Bedan, Robert, Brothers and Sisters, family and friends. A memorial service and unveiling of the cross will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 11 am at the gravesite in his Ndaka-ini farm next to Ndaka-ini dam, Gatanga, Murang’a.

John I I: 25- Jesus said,”…I am the resurrection and the life…” Dad, we shall meet at the resurrection.

Martha Joshua Kalute

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will and gratitude to Him, that we announce the passing on to glory of our beloved mother Mrs. Martha Joshua Kalute on Wednesday 31st May 2017.
Daughter of the late Nzeki Mbia. Sister of the late Joshua Mwisa, the late David Mbwike, the late Edward Nzoka, late Jennifer Mutinda, Mutete Kivai, and the late Mbindyo.Wife of Joshua Kalute Kasyuko. Mother of David Kalute, the late Kitengele, Priscilla Kamau, Gracie Mullei, Joseph Kalute, the late Sammy Kioko, George Muthenya, Ruth Oyondi, Mathew Munyaka, and Muthini. Mother-in-law of Dr. Andrew Mullei, Joseph Kamau, Oyondi, Alice, Grace, the late Jael, Salome and Tabitha. Grandmother of John, Joy, Stanley, Jonah, Esther, Maryann, Joan, Duncan, Albert, Clinton, Mwende, Sharon, Nzeki, Muinde, Mwendwa, Kefa, late Mandela, Phoebe, Wallace, and Joe. Great Grandmother of Mwendi, Makena, Tavi, Adina, and Aleita.
Prayer meetings and burial preparations will be held at Nairobi Baptist Church from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th June 2016 at 5:30pm, as well as her home in Nunguni veryday. The cortege leaves Montezuma Funeral Home Machakos on Saturday 10th June, 2017 at 8:00am and the burial service will take place at her home in Kyakalinga village unguni, Makueni at 12:00 noon.

Dorcas Khatsini Masava

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dorcas Khatsini Masava of Hyattsville MD on 23/5/2017. Formerly of Immigration Department. Daughter of the late Andrea and Rasoah Masava
Loving sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Mother f Jane Nandutu, Nancy Khakasa, Kennedy Kituyi, Evelyn Nafula, Sheila Ayuma, Isaac Mwinamo and Immaculate Khavetsa of College Park US. Sister of Martha Anyona, Harun Andanje, Hezron Khadenyi, Alfayo Masava, late Zablon Keya, late Jack Rapando, Bilha Mwaitsi and Irene Awinja.

Family and friends in Nairobi are meeting daily from 5pm at Tulips Restaurant Kileleshwa while those in US meeting at 6803 Riggs Road Apt 301 Hyattsville MD 20783.
A fundraising to meet funeral costs is scheduled for Wednesday 7/6/2017 at Holy Family Basilica starting 5pm. Mpesa contributions can be channeled to Leah – 0722872778

Adnan Khashoggi

Born 25 July 1935; Died 6 June 2017

The life of Adnan Khashoggi, who has died aged 81, did not imitate art but prompted it. The sybaritic Saudi middleman inspired the image of the influential fixer who spent his days arranging huge arms deals and meeting presidents and tycoons, and his nights partying with beautiful women aboard yachts and planes or in palatial homes.

He was the model for Harold Robbins’ bestseller The Pirate, published in 1974, though he was a rather less glamorous figure than the protagonist Baydr al Fay. The title of a 1986 book by Ronald Kessler referred to Khashoggi as The Richest Man in the World. That claim was as fictional as Robbins’ hero. Khashoggi only spent like the world’s richest man: 12 homes, 1,000 suits, $70m on his third yacht and $40m on a customised Douglas DC-8 described as a flying Las Vegas discotheque. With Khashoggi – who loathed being described as an arms dealer – more was always more.

But by the mid-1980s his influence had waned. His Triad business empire was bleeding cash. The only thing not in decline was his spending. Being Adnan Khashoggi still cost $250,000 a day. The planes, like the yachts and homes, soon went to pay creditors.

Born in Mecca, Adnan was the eldest son of the personal physician to King Ibn Saud, founder of Saudi Arabia’s ruling dynasty. After attending Victoria college, Alexandria, the Eton of Egypt, he was sent to study engineering at Chico State College (now part of California State University). While there he saw opportunities for linking American companies with fast-growing Saudi oil riches.

Khashoggi established an import business, and Mohamed Al Fayed worked for him and married his sister Samira, mother of Dodi Fayed. Both relationships failed. Khashoggi later sold information, some of it fabricated, to Fayed’s Harrods rival “Tiny” Rowland for a $7m loan that he did not repay.

Khashoggi imported Kenworth heavy trucks into Saudi Arabia: one of his first customers was the Bin Laden family’s construction group. The entrepreneur keenly embraced every aspect of American culture that Osama bin Laden later violently rejected. Two half brothers of the future King Saud became his business partners. Khashoggi moved into the arms business in 1962, helping to supply neighbouring Yemen, under attack from Egyptian-backed rebels. He became the agent for Rolls Royce, Marconi, Westland and BAC (British Aircraft Corporation, later British Aerospace/BAe). The rising oil price combined with Arab humiliation in the six-day war of 1967 sent the Saudis on a defence spending spree. Khashoggi was soon the agent for Raytheon’s Hawk missiles, Lockheed’s C-130 cargo planes and Northrop F-5 fighters.

His commissions grew from 2% to 15%. “If you offer money to a government to influence it, that is corruption. But if someone receives money for services rendered afterwards, that is a commission,” Khashoggi explained. However, US regulators did not see it that way. A 1975 US Senate inquiry revealed that Khashoggi had been paid $106m by Lockheed, $54m by Northrop and $23m by Raytheon. The French paid him $45m for a tank deal and the British $7m for helicopters. Lockheed later paid Khashoggi another $100m and Northrop a further $31m.

In feudal Saudi society, Khashoggi, like all agents, was allowed to enrich himself only so long as he paid a large slice of these commissions into the Swiss bank accounts of his royal patrons and provided other services. Khashoggi was always accompanied by his “pleasure wives”, the “flowers on the table” – expensive call girls, models and starlets flown in from around the world. They constituted a currency with which Khashoggi also paid his debts to his Saudi masters and indebted those with whom he did business. “My ability is to understand those with whom I deal,” he said. But publicity about the payments and Khashoggi’s role began the erosion of his influence in Saudi Arabia with the future King Fahd and Prince Sultan, the defence minister. His high profile and profligacy became an embarrassment.