Beth Nyambura Kamau

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.

It’s with deep sorrow that we announce the passing on of our dear Beth Nyambura Kamau which occurred on 12th Sept 2020 at Nairobi Hospital after a short illness.

She is daughter of Mr. & Mrs Peter Kamau Mwaura formerly National Bank of Kenya – Nairobi. Daughter-in-law of Late Peter Ng’ang’a Wateri and Rebecca Chepchoge Ng’ang’a. Wife to Bethwell Muhingo Ng’ang’a dotting mother to Celia Rebecca Muhingo, sister to Lilian, Joseph, Alphaxed, Purity sister-in-law to Wateri, Mwangi, Nyabura, Wambui and Ciru. Auntie to Ryan Muchemi, Gift., Joseph and others. Niece and cousin to many.

Family and Friends are meeting daily at her Father’s House Race-course Eldoret, Ambassador Hotel Nairobi room 116 from 4.00p.m and her husband’s rural home at jua kali Eldoret.

The cortege leaves Lee funeral home Nairobi, on Friday 18th Sept 2020 at 11:00 AM and thereafter to Eldoret and the burial will take place on 19th Sept 2020 at her final resting place Jua Kali Eldoret.

`I have fought a good fight and finished the race and kept the faith’ 2 Timothy 4:7

Samwel Nyangena Akuma

The death has occurred of Samwel Nyangena Akuma on 21-08-2020 after a short illness and subsequent hospitalization at Kenyatta National Hospital.

Son of the late Stephen Akuma Mwamba and Prisca Mosinya Akuma, the late Bosibori, Bitutu, Paulina, Nyakerario and Nyanchama of Tombe- Omokonge Village, Nyamira County. Loving Husband to Stella Sarah Olembo. Father to Daniel and Danielle.

Brother to Peter Moturi, late William Mwamba, the late John, the late Kwamboka, Martha, Henry, Margaret, the late Norah, Nyaboke, Monica (Kitale), Zacharia, Charias, Godfrey, Dr. Misati (Cooperative University), Paul, Maranga among others. Son in law to Eliakim Olembo and Juliana Olembo. Nephew to the late Michira, the late Clement, the late Kiriago, Samson Abuga, Rt. Snr. Chief Ben Mobisa, John Omangi and Naftali Omesa.

Burial will take place today Friday 28th August, 2020 at his Kiserian Farm, next to St. Patrick’s Hill School, Magadi Road, Kajiado County.

Dorcas Nyawira Njuki

Sunrise 1922 – Sunset 7th August 2020

It is with great humility and acceptance of Gods will that we announce the passing on of our dear mother Dorcas Nyawira Njuki that occurred on 7th August 2020 at Living Room Hospital Eldoret.

She was wife of the Late David Njuki Mwaniki. Co-wife of the Late Gladys Wambui. Daughter of Makembu Mutahi and Wanjiku Makembu. Sister of Joseph Mututho and Step sister to Mutahi, Warugu, Nderitu among others. Mother of Charles Ndungu, Philip Mwaniki, Bilha Wambui, Hellen Wanjiku, John Gaturuku, the late Joseph Mototho, Mary Watiri, Daniel Nderitu, James Gatero, Grace Wangechi, Jane Wanjiru, Samwel Mwaniki, Milka Wamaitha and the late Mary Watiri. Mother-in-law of Jane, Milka, Grace, Lucy, Margaret, the late Jesse Maina and John Kiboi. She was blessed with several Grandchildren and Great grandchildren.

The cortege leaves Kimbilio Funeral home (Kipkaren) on Wednesday 12th August 2020 for burial at Kamkunji Farm Cemetery, Eldoret, Uasin Gichu County starting at 10am.

We will love you for eternity and will miss your gentleness and kindness dearly. May your soul rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. In our hearts, you will reside forever.

1st Thessalonian 4: 13

Fare thee well Cucu

BURNOUT AS YOU BATTLE COVID-19? THESE ARE THE SIGNS

According to the Ministry of Health in Kenya, some of those battling Covid-19 pandemic including the health workers can at one point experience burnout. These are the signs of burnout as per the Ministry of Health.

  • Sadness, depression, or apathy.
  • Easily frustrated.
  • Blaming of others, irritability.
  • Lacking feelings, indifferent.
  • Isolation or disconnection from others.
  • Poor self-care (hygiene).
  • Tired, exhausted or overwhelmed.
  • Feeling like: A failure or nothing you can do will help or you are not doing your job well or you need alcohol/other drugs to cope.

This can degenerate to Secondary Traumatic Stress.

What are the signs of this?

  • Excessively worry or fear about something bad happening.
  • Easily startled, or “on guard” all of the time.
  • Physical signs of stress (e.g. racing heart).
  • Nightmares or recurrent thoughts about the traumatic situation.

What should you do if experiencing these signs?

Develop a Buddy System

  • In a buddy system, two responders partner together to support each other, and monitor each other’s stress, workload, and safety.
  • Get to know each other: Talk about background, interests, hobbies, and family. Identify each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Keep an eye on each other: Try to work in the same location if you can. Set up times to check-in with each other. Listen carefully and share experiences and feelings.
  • Acknowledge tough situations and recognize accomplishments, even small ones.
  • Offer to help with basic needs such as sharing supplies and transportation.
  • Monitor each other’s workloads.
  • Encourage each other to take breaks.
  • Share opportunities for stress relief (rest, routine sleep, exercise, and deep breathing).
  • Communicate your buddy’s basic needs and limits to leadership – make your buddy feel “safe” to speak up.

Responder Self-Care Techniques:

  • Limit working hours to no longer than 12-hour shifts.
  • Work in teams and limit amount of time working alone.
  • Write in a journal.
  • Talk to family, friends, supervisors, and teammates about your feelings and experiences.
  • Practice breathing and relaxation techniques.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and get adequate sleep and exercise.
  • Know that it is okay to draw boundaries and say “no.”
  • Avoid or limit caffeine and use of alcohol.

It is important to remind yourself that:

  • It is not selfish to take breaks.
  • The needs of survivors are not more important than your own needs and well-being.
  • Working all the time does not mean you will make your best contribution.
  • There are other people who can help in the response.

Teresiah Waihuini Mwangi

1944-2020

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing-on of our beloved and dear Mum, Mrs. Teresiah Waihuini Mwangi on Friday 3rd July 2020. She hailed from Kiambuthia Village, Kairo Location, Mathioya Sub County, Murang’a County.

Wife of the Late Mr. Samuel Mwangi Ngwenya, and beloved co-wife of Mrs. Felishina Waceke Mwangi; and the late Jane Wanjiku Mwangi. She was the second born daughter of the Late Moses Kuriah Kariuki and Jane Njeri Kuriah. Teresiah was beloved mother of Mr. Peter Maina and Mercy Wacera, Arch. PJ Kuriah and Peris, Fraciah Nyambura and George, Evanson Gikonyo and Jecinta, Jane Njeri and late Kamau, Anthony Kariuki and Jackline, Nancy Warima and Bernard, Dr. John Mureithi and Grace, Stephen Thiga and Domitilla.

Step-mother of Stephen Maina and Esther, Paul Gikonyo and Rose, Samson Thuku and Priscilla, Joyce Nyambura and Kiago, the Late Jane Muthoni and Mungai, Nancy Warima and Maronge, Johnson Njeru and Mary, the Late James Mureithi and Mary, Eunice Nyambura and Kaguma, Mary Kiuru and Gachagua. Sister of James Kariuki Kuriah, Stephen Thiga Kuria, Margaret W. Kinyanjui, Loise N. Macharia, Jimmy Kuriah, Alex Macharia Kuriah (Hinga), the Late Njora Kuria, and Joseph Kioria; She was a grandmother and great grandmother of many.

Condolence books for family, relatives and friends have been opened at Ikon Gardens, Muthaiga (next to Cool Breeze, near Muthaiga Square), and also at the Family rural home in Kiambuthia Village.

The cortege leaves Lee Funeral Home on Saturday, 11th July 2020 at 8:00 am followed by a funeral service at ACK St. Marks Church grounds in Kiambuthia at 11:00 am. Interment will be at the Family Farm in Gatitu village.

In consideration of current social distancing requirements by the government, those who want to extend financial support to the family can channel it via Paybill No. 4004831, Account No as your Name (Sender).

Mum we loved you but God loved you more. May God grant you eternal rest and let his everlasting light shine upon you.

2nd Tim 4:6-8, Isaiah 57:1-2

Fare thee well Mum  

Corporal (Rtd) Joseph Siboe Kibaba

(1943 – 2020)

It’s with acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Corporal (Rtd) Joseph Siboe Kibaba- Omutasama (formerly of Kenya Army) from Lwanda Village, Ekitale, Bungoma.

Husband of Margaret Nanyama Kibaba (Omukimweyi). Son of the Late Thadayo Kibaba and Late Rasoa Nabifwo. Brother of the late James Makokha Kibaba, George Muyala Kibaba, George Kasembeli Kibaba, Stephen Waliaula Kibaba, Stanley Masibo Kibaba, the late Francis Waliaula Kibaba, Anne Nasipwondi, Fridah Nasimiyu, the late Dinnah Naliaka, the late Grace Nangeche, Late Margeret Khalakha, late Judith Namisi. Father of Dinnah Siboe, Naomi Kataami, Esther Murunga (Milele Beach Hotel), Thadayo Kibaba (Bible Society of Kenya), Ernest Waliaula, Eng. Edwin Manyonge Siboe (National Irrigation Authority), Pst. Saul Wekesa, Leah Nabukuye, Mary Namachanja, Anthony Wakhateli (Kenya Airways) and Susan Nabifwo. Grandfather of Godwin Matabili, Allan Masinde, Brian Kulundu, Jessicah Nabifwo, Hope Nabifwo, Jesse Kibaba, Saline Kibaba, Celine Wanyonyi, Peace Kharono, Phil Jones, Nina Kharono, among others.

Father in-law of Justus Matabili, Chris Masinde, Samueli Misiko, Susan Wanjiku, Mary Hoka, Margaret Mutanda, Violet Juma, Lilian Wandera, Protus Sikuku, Ken Sungura, Esnas Mbachi and Jeff Mchombo. Cousin of Dr. Nancy Barasa (Former DCJ), Sarah Ngoya, Charles Muyala, the late prof. George Siboe, the late Javan Mauka, John Siboe, Samson Mamai, the late Salome Matwali, Tabitha Nabwela, William Sikolo and the late Douglas Masibo among others. Nephew of Joseph Wekunda, Jairus Muyala,the late Nathan Makokha, and the late Neil Siboe among others. Uncle of Dr. Tadayo Kibaba, Peter Waliaula, Robert Nakitare, Winny Mafura, Joyce Kasembeli, Alex Siboe (KCB), Stephen Lusweti, Amb. Bramwel Kisuya among others. Basakwa of the late Javan Muliro, the late Peter Masinde, Nathan Sichangi, James Wanjau, the late Jackson Atoll, the late Vincent Mutanda, the late Patrick Chemasasi, Chrispinus Wandera, the late James Sikuku, Charles Sungura, the late Philip Mbachi and Susan Mchombo.

The cortege leaves Life care Hospital Mortuary (Bungoma) today, 7th July 2020 at 4 pm for funeral service at his home. Burial will be on Wednesday 8th July 2020 at 10am at his home, Lwanda Village Ekitale Bungoma.

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

Rest in Peace Dad/Kuka.  

Gilbert Gichuru M’Arimi

Sunrise 1936 – Sunset 3/5/2020

We celebrate the life of Gilbert Gichuru M’Arimi.

Son of late M’Arimi M’Rurikirangi and late Taracira Ciomurungi. Husband of Beatrice Kananu. Son in Law to late John M’Arachi and late Martha Gacheri. Father of Humprey Kiogora (Rwarera Pry School-Meru), Nicholas Nkunja (Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute-Kisumu), Dr Elijah Kathurima (KARLO Coffee Research Institute -KALRO Ruiru), Dr Mary Mpinda Mutembei (Ministry of Agriculture – Kilimo House, Nairobi) Lucy Karimi (Mastermind-Meru), Patrick Matumbi (Businessman-Meru) and Alex Mwiti (Meru County Cabs).

Brother of Elijah M’Inoti (Mwakili), late John M’Anampiu, late Erastus Mutea and Robert Kanyuuru. Father-in-law of Rose Kiogora, Dr Cecilia Kathurima (KALRO-CRI), Prof Henry Mutembei (UON), Caroline Matumbi and Nthiori Alex. Grandfather of Kiriinya, Nkatha,Wanjiru,Waithera, Nkirote, Maingi, Kendi, Muriuki, Gatwiri, Koome, Mutethia, Kinya, Dennis and Abigail. Great grandfather of Ruhan Kathurima and Maya Maingi.

The cortege leaves St Teresa Kiirua Mission Hospital mortuary on Friday 8th May 2020 at 9:00am for burial at his home in Ndigiri Village, Nchoroibbro Sub Location, Ruiri-warera in Meru County.

Rest in Peace Dad. Forever in our Hearts.

Racheal Katunge Joseph

The late  was born in 1969. She was the fourth born of the late Nduva Nzyuko and Agnes Ndulu Nduva of Kenya Israel Machakos County. Sister to Pauline Mwelu, Joyce Mulwa, Robert Mutetei, Faith Nthike, Fred Nzyuko, Dominic Mulei, Eric Musyoki, Mary Mbithe, and Esther Kalekye.

EDUCATION

Racheal Katunge Joseph joined Township Primary School in 1977 and sat for K.C. P.E in 1984. She later joined Mitaboni Secondary School in the year 1985 and then transferred to Panafric Secondary School in the year 1986. She sat for K.C.S.E in the year 1988 and did her best.

CHRISTIAN LIFE

She received Jesus as her personal saviour and was a teacher to many about the word of God.

CAREER LIFE

She was a business woman pursuing different opportunities as they came.

FAMILY LIFE

She got married in 1990 to Peter Timothy Mullyh. They were blessed with 6 children namely Joshua Wambua, Hellen Mukenyi, The late Emmanuel, Irene Ndulu, Angeline Mutheu and Jemimmah Mueni.

ILLNESS

In 2014 she was diagnosed with bronchitis allergy which led her to be hospitalised in 2016 at Komarock Modern Hospital for 4 days. She recovered fully and was discharged.

Her allergy was manageable thereafter, until two months ago when it started affecting her health due to the cold weather.

On 28th November 2019 she woke up as usual doing her daily chores in the morning, during that process she said she was not able to breathe. She was rushed to hospital where they started treating her but they were not able to. She succumbed to the sickness.

She has left behind a husband, 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

None of us lives to himself and none of us dies to himself if we live we live to the Lord and if we die, we die to the Lord, So then whether we live or whether we die we are of the Lord’s.

Stephen Ochuodho Mak’Ogwang

Sunrise: 21/12/1967 – Sunset: 04/04/2020

We announce with deep sorrow the passing of our beloved Stephen Ochuodho Mak’ Ogwang, on 4th April 2020.

Son of the late Jacob Ochuodho and Pulikeria Tibulihiwa Ochuodho. Step-son of Ruth Ochuodho. Grandson of the late Samson Ogwang’ Ahem. Brother of Anna Anyango, Susan Auma, Grace Atieno, Agness Muga, Joshua Ochuodho, Basil Ochuodho, Samuel Ochuodho, Jerry Ochuodho and others.

Cousin of Crispo Otieno, Pamela Ayieta, Eucabet Otieno, David Ochuodho, William Odidi and Duncan Odhiambo. Beloved uncle of many nephews and nieces including Edwin Okoth, Geofrey Songoi, Edwina Atieno, Gershom Ogutu and Ann-verah Owuor.

Steve will be laid to rest next to his grandfather’s graveyard at, Karose Village, Fort-ternan location, Kisumu County on 17th April 2020, at a ceremony to be attended by immediate family members only.

The majority who will not attend his send-off can follow the tributes on Facebook five on a link that will shared on his Facebook page- Steven Ochuodho.

Christopher Maseu Muthoka

It is with profound grief and deep sorrow that we announce the untimely death of our beloved son Christopher Maseu Muthoka of Kenya Alliance Insurance Company on 29th February 2020.

Son of Jefferson Mutia and Grace Mutindi Mutia and step son of Alice Mbatha Mutia. Brother of Jonathan Musyoka, Christine Ndunge, Lydia Katheu, Gloria Mwende and Victor Mutia. Grandson of Late Samuel Mutia Ngwava, Loice Mutia, Late Paul Mandi and Lydia Paul. Nephew of Jonathan Mutia, Onesmas Musyoki, Margaret Mutia, David Munyao, Eunice Mwongeli, Milka Mutia, Herman Kyalo, Hemmieny Minoo, Elizabeth Mbaika, Andrew Ndambuki, Dr. Dave Muthama, Sheila Matheka Muasya and John Mandi. Brother-in-law of Berry Mboya and Uncle of Daisy Mboya. Cousin of Muli Kyalo, Paul Mutangili, Julie Matheka, Nduku Nzyima among many others.

Family and relatives will meet at Garden Square on Monday 9th March 2020 and have a fundraiser on Wednesday 11th March 2020. Contribution can be made to Paul Mutangili on 0720802611.

Maseu will be laid to rest on Saturday 14th March 2020.The cortege leaves Machakos funeral home at 6.30a.m for the funeral service and Burial at the family home in Katingani village, Emali location, Makueni county.

In God’s hands you now rest Maseu, in our hearts you remain forever.