Mary Wambui Githuku aka “Mrs Gee”, “Cucu”, “Maitu”
April 30, 1937 – April 21, 2021
It is with profound regret that we announce the transition to glory of Mary Wambui Githuku of Garden Estate. A charismatic woman who was ever-smiling.
She was: Wife of the late former Permanent Secretary (PS) John Waruri Githuku. Daughter of the late, former Minister, Hon. Davidson Ngibuini Kuguru and Lillian Keru Ngibuini. Immediate sister of the late Charity, the late Kugutu, Stefano, James, the late Christopher, the late Christabel, the late Grace, the late Catherine, Rosalind Mbaki (UK), and Anne Karungari Mwaure. She was an elder sister to 49 Ngibuini siblings, mother, aunt, granny, great-granny and friend to many!
Beloved mother to: the late Dr Tony ‘TG’ Githuku, Dr David Githuku of Cincinnati-Ohio, Anne Githuku-Shongwe of Pretoria-South Africa; Patrick Githuku of Atlanta-Georgia and Rose Gacoka of Boston, USA. She was the mother-in-law to Susan Wakhungu-Githuku, Maggie Githuku, Dr Keith Mantayi Shongwe and Wangari Githuku.
‘Cucu’ was the devoted grandmother to: Shaun Githuku and Charmi Lathia (London, UK), Adrian Githuku and Beth Wettlin Githuku (Atlanta, USA), Rio Githuku (California, USA), Natalie Githuku-Manga and Mugwe Mango, Philip Gacoka and Kiera Gacoka (Wilmington, USA,), Zawadi Shongwe (Johannesburg, SA), Malaika Shongwe (Boston, USA), Kwezi Shongwe (Boston, USA), Ryan Githuku (Atlanta, USA), Hayden Githuku (Atlanta, USA). She was the great-grandmother to Ngina Noelle Mango and Arian° lherese Githuku (Atlanta, USA).
An industrious and multi-faceted author and entrepreneur who started her career as a primary school teacher, she then changed course and worked for Kenya Railways and Kenya Breweries Limited. Later she left full time employment to start her entrepreneurial journey that spanned over 40 years. She was a committed Christian who loved the Lord and sang in the choir at St Andrew’s PCEA church and later at Evergreen PCEA church in Runda. The ever smiling ‘Mrs Gee’ who made friends everywhere will be deeply missed.
She will be laid to lest next to her son Tony and husband in Kamatu, Nyeri on Saturday April 24th 2021. All contributions to be channeled through Equity Bank paybill 247247 Account: 1380278983927.
“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord”.
This was my mum, very generous loving God and people. Devoted to her family. Her good works will follow her. May the Lord comfort her family!
My heartfelt condolences to the family.
May the Lord Grant you comfort during this time.
May she Rest In Peace in the hands of Jesus.
My deepest condolences at the loss of your beloved mother, Mary.
May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort and strength to carry on during this difficult time of bereavement.
Mary was a special person to everybody who came across her. She touched each and every person in a special way. I met Mary through David who gave me her contacts to assist her with her business dealings with Bata. On the onset, we clinched a friendship and worked very well together She was very jovial, friendly and appreciative. Her sudden death has shocked me. Death has robbed us a great soul.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Mary is singing and dancing with the Angels.
May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Am saddened by the news of her demise, we walked in business together, she became a mother to me and I became a daughter, we shared so many special moments, may God give strength to her family in jesus mighty name
Am deeply shocked 3 months later am learning of the passing of a dear friend, of many years, i lost touch with her due to relocating to US. I surely will miss her. May she rip. I would have loved to contribute something for her farewell.
It’s a while now since you entered into your external rest.Am saddened as if you have just left.Maitu you left a mark and a smile to everyone that you meet.You were kind,sincere,honest and happy at all times.Personally I worked closely with you when I was clearing your Mitumba from the port. I can’t forget the advises that you gave me. I shall be forever grateful.Continue resting Mama.