It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing to Glory of our matriarch, loving mother, doting grandmother and great Grandmother Esther Kathao Jakubu (Taata) on Tuesday 8th January, 2019 at Maua Methodist Hospital.
Loving daughter of the late M’Narangwi M’Thiangeta and the late Sarah Mwontilu. Dear wife of the late Jacob M’Akwalu Kibua. Beloved mother of Henry Mbirithi (businessman), the late Joseph Thuranira, Rose Bundi (Ripples International), Charles Kinoti Akwatu (Neoserve Logistics Ltd) and Sarah Muthoni (Maua Girls). Loving Mother-in-law of Kailu Mbirithi, Rael Thuranira (Ministry of Health), Paul Bundi and Stella Kinoti (Ministry of Education). Sister of Buantai, M’Aningu, Muthenya, the late Kithia, late Nkumbuku, Nkatha, the late Laibuni, the late Karauki, Kathui, Murerwa, Karambu, Nahashon, Kithinji, and Mary.
In-law of the late M’Kaithia, the late M’Laibuni and Mwendwa, M’lbuathu among others. Adored grandmother of Winnie, Munene, Kithinji (Madawa Phamaceuticals), Carol, Joy, Jack, Enock, Victor, Nkirote, Joe, Kimathi, Fiorah (County Commissioner Nairobi), Kagwiria (Antubochiu Primary), Peter, Perry (Naji Primary), Gakii, Faith, Marion, Marete, Thuranira, Robert, Zakayo, Mwendi, Murithi, Gatwiri, Sally, Koome, Mutembe, Kanana, Kathure, Ken, the late Ntinyari, Murithi the late Japhet, Mwiti, Kobia and Fridah, among others.
Great-Grandmother of Melvin, Wania, Sharon, Munene, Mutembei, Mwenda, Octavia, and Makena among others. Aunt of Nkunja (Njia Boys), Mercy (County Assembly of Meru), Teresia (Ministry of Interior), Sakina, Nyoroka, Karimi, the late Mworoa, the late Kimbira, Kirema, Koronya (KDF 10 Engineers), Lantana, the late Kilemi, Kananu among others.
Friends and relatives are meeting daily for prayers at her home in Gichanine village from 6.00pm. Meetings in Nairobi will be held at CPF Annex Parliament Road next to Co-operative Bank, Turkana Hall on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January, 2019 from 5.30pm.
The cortege leaves J & E Funeral Home Kathatene on Friday, 18th January 2019 at 11.00am for a prayer service at Gichanine MCK Church from 12 Noon. Burial will follow thereafter at her home in Gichanine Village, Kangeta, Igembe Central, Meru County.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2nd Timothy 4:7