The Late Mary Muringi Kibe was always grateful to God and everyone who crossed her path while she was with us. In light of her teachings and with the grace of Almighty God, her family wishes to convey their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has shown us love, support, and consolation throughout our loss. Thank you for your kind words, prayers, and gifts.
We are grateful to the entire PCEA Kagarii congregation for accompanying us on our moth-er’s final journey. Thank you for your support, Rev. Samuel Kibigo, and the host parish Min-ister, Rev. Harrison Thuku, representing Mukurwe-ini Presbytery. We also want to thank Rev. Hiram Ngundo, a family friend; Rev. John Muhinyia; and Rev. John Gathanju, a former PCEA Moderator, for their moving sermon and ongoing support and spiritual guidance. Rev. John Mbae, thank you for officiating at the memorial service at St. Andrews PCEA. And many thanks to all of the other pastors from different congregations for their encouragement and prayers. We’d also like to thank the Women’s Guild and the entire leadership for coming out and delivering a dignified send-off for their former chair lady and one of their own.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Gicharu, the founder and Chairman of the MKU Board of Trustees, for leading all of our family and friends from Nairobi. PS Mugambi Gitonga, EBS, and former PS Esther Ngero for their involvement during the hospitalization and the burial.
Furthermore, we would like to thank the entire ACAL Consulting family (past and present members) for their presentations and great contributions to the services. Thank you, Sir. Godfrey Wanjohi, Dr. Sam Gichere, and Mr. John Karanja, for leading the Funeral Committee and allowing us to honor our mother as she lived. Thank you to Elder Austine Mutiga, chairman of the Kagarii PC E A church congregation, for leading the village committee and making sure everything ran properly.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to her doctors and caregivers at the Aga Khan and MP Shah Hospitals from the bottom of our hearts. Dr. Sitna Mwinzi, a fantastic oncologist who supervised a team of doctors and nurses, deserves special recognition for compassionately administering her care. After being diagnosed with stage four bile duct cancer in 2020, Mum was able to live a pretty normal life because of their diligent care. Thank you so much, Dr. Nafula, a palliative care specialist, for handling the entire family so professionally while alleviating Mum’s discomfort and allowing her to rest peacefully. We will be eternally grateful for the knowledge that we gave it our best, and we will cherish the extra time we were able to spend with our mother as a result of your tireless efforts. Lydia, Lilian, Mumbi, Jeniffer, Emily, and Nurse Jane, her at-home caregivers, will always have our gratitude.
We are grateful to her Keeni friends and everyone else she relied on for farm work. We especially thank Ngunjiri wa Njiri, her faithful and trustworthy farm labourer and assistant for over three decades. By working with Mum, you allowed her to live a regular life.
We must also thank the choir, caterers, and everyone else who helped with all of the activities with the family, at home, and at church.
Thank you all so much, and may our Lord generously reward you.
Mary, your rich Legacy lives on today, tomorrow, and always