April 25th, 1940 — January 5th, 2023
It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the untimely demise of Mama Lucy Kemunto Obanyi, on January 5th, 2023.
Loving wife of the late Samuel Gesora Obanyi of Kebirigo, Bonyamatuta, West Mugirango, Nyamira County.
Daughter of the late Elias Okora and the late Magarita Obaga. Daughter-in-law of the late Stephano Obanyi and the late Robina Nyankondo.
Mother of Mary Stella Nyanduko Obanyi (Ghana), George Nyairo Obanyi, Danstan Obanyi, Robert Kiriago, Elias Makori (Nation Media Group), Lillian Nyaboke, Douglas Maina (USA), Desmond Maoga and Maureen Nyabiage. Mother-in-law of Lydia, Sylvia, Janet, Peninah, Joel and Anne.
Sister of the late Jeremiah Matenyo Okora, Herbert Okora, the late Theodora Kemuma Nyagechi, Francisca Moraa Mayaka and Macrine Obonyo Makori.
Sister-in-law of John Sagwe, Sabina Onduko, Lucia Asiago, Salome Nyanchoka Achira (all deceased), Hellen Nyambeki Mose, the late Julia Okora, Pauline Matenyo Okora and Norah Ondieki, Ombogas, Mwasis, Elmerda Sirara (USA), Serafina Nyanchoka, Annah Nyanchoka, Annah Nyamweya and Peter Ouko.
Aunt of Rt Rev. (Dr) Joseph Obanyi Sagwe (Bishop Kakamega Catholic Diocese), the Sagwes, Ondukos, Asiagos, Achiras and the Moses.
Korera of Charles and Mary Obare (deceased), the late David and Mary Kithome. Cousin of the Mainas, Merokas, Opendas, Omentas, Misianis, Tumbos, Ouyas, Ondukos, Nyangwanyas, lsoes, Nyakoes, Buomas, Oriemas, Oyagis, Oyaros, Ogandas and Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Matogo.
Grandmother of many, including Cecilia, Alvin, Giovanni, Sally, Heri, Steve, Jeremy and Natalia. Great-grandmother of Salome Kemunto.
The cortege will leave Bosongo Hospital Funeral Home, Kisii, on Sunday, January 15th, 2023, for a requiem Mass at lbara Catholic Church at 4.00pm. The funeral service and burial will be held on Monday January 16th, 2023 at the family home in Nyakemincha Village (Iranda), Nyamira County.
Friends and family are meeting at the home and also in Nairobi at the All Saints Cathedral from 5.00pm today (Tuesday, 10th January, 2023).
There will be fundraising meetings at the home and in Nairobi on Thursday, January 12th, 2023. Your kind contributions may be made through: Till number: 5382593 (Maureen Obanyi). Telephone number (Mpesa): 0712900018 (Maureen Obanyi).
“You have fought a good fight; you have finished your race; you have kept the faith.”