21 July 1956 — 20 January 2023
The Goto family regrets to announce the passing away of Charity Wangari Goto on 20 January 2023 after an illness bravely borne.
Charity was the beloved wife of Paul Gene Goto. Loving mother to Peter Gene Goto and Sylvia Mwago, Andrew Gichui Goto and Anne Mitaru, Joshua Boru Goto and Makena Mworia, and Moses Mwangi Goto.
As an Ako, she cherished her grandchildren Kiya Goto Boru, Elema Wangari Gene and Hisani Wangari Goto.
In-law and friend to Charles and Irene Mwago, the late Gideon Mworia and Amb. Kalimi Mworia, Prof. Barnabas and Hon. Rose Mitaru and their families.
Daughter of the late Edmund Gichui and the late Beth Nyambura, and daughter-in-law of the late Samson Gene and the late Ruth Halaku.
Charity was a sister, loved dearly by her siblings David Mwangi and Irene Ng’endo, the late Lawrence Maina, Duncan Ndegwa and Anna Wayua, and Isaac Kariuki.
Sister-in-law to Dime and Daigo Hirbo, the late Susana lyalu, Rhoda Gene, Joshua and Anne Gene, Julia and the late Abdullahi Gubo, the late Mary Gene, Sara Gene and Dalila Gene.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, 24 January 2023 starting 2.00pm at Lavington United Church, Nairobi.
The cortege will leave Lee Funeral Home on Thursday, 26 January 2023.The funeral service will be held at ACK St. Peter’s Cathedral in Marsabit on Friday, 27 January 2023. Charity will be laid to rest at her home in Saku Marsabit.
Charity’s legacy was built throughout her life – in how she cared deeply for her husband; her children and their friends; both Marsabit and Nyeri families; and her friendships, especially from church. A mother figure to many, through the years lots of stories will be told of how our beloved Charity welcomed warmly and loved dearly.
She fought the good fight, she finished the race and kept the faith. — 2 Timothy 4:7