It is with profound sadness and acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Mrs. Mahalath Atieno Opiata, which occurred on 01/08/2018 in a tragic road accident along Mbita Homa Bay Road.
She was a daughter of the Late Hon. John Henry Okwanyo and Mama Lewnora Anyango Okwanyo of Suna Migori. She was step daughter of the Late Mama Damar Okwanyo and Orpa Okwanyo. Mahlath was a beloved wife of Hon. George Opiata Ogada, chief officer Ministry of Lands/Housing and Settlement Homa Bay County. Loving Mother of Vincent Ongoro Opiata (USA), Maureen Odhiambo, Miriam Okumu, Bonke Opiata, Mary Opiata, Kevin Opiata and Collett Migolo. Mother in law of Elijah Odhiambo, Linus Okumu,V anesa and Peryl.
Sister of Peter Okwanyo Sec. of Admin Ministry Of Education, Milka Okwanya, Mather Nimba, Mildred Ajumbo, Mary Okwanyo, Lynet Odhialo, Zab Okwanyo, Gideon, Hully, Michael, Hellen, Nikson, Belinda, The late Simon, Tom, Stanley, Philip, Wicky, Phares and Brenda Okwanyo. Niece of Lord Omiele Biko, Prof. Salim Santo and Joyce Opande.
Daughter in law of The Late Didacus Ogada Migwala and Mama Rosalina Ogada, Jenifer, Dorice, Grace. Emalda Okumbe.Apolo Onyonyi, Ker Okang’a Asango, Edward Oguta, The Late George Okeyo Ongoro and Oyugi Migwala among others. Sister in Law of the Late Joseph Kitegi, Mary Duma, Ludfine Majiwa, Damaris Nyagilo, Lawrence Ogada and Felix Ogada, Francis Ogada, Timon, Peter, Margret, London, Fredrick, Grace, Elgar, Millicent all of U.S.A. Afya, Charles, Pastor Jacob, Boniface, Anna, Lucy, Mark, Alphayo, Henry, Paul, Benter, Damaris, Linet, Marolyne, Florance, Rosemary, Hellen, Lilian, Benter, Christine, Betty, Alfred Opiata, Mike, Oguna, Felix Gor, Gerald Ajumbo, Mercy Were,Vida Mboya, and George Ochieng among others.
The body is preserved at MED 25 Kirindo mortuary.
Burial and other arrangements will be communicated at a later date.
Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers and funeral arrangements at her home in Rusinga Island Wariga Village, Tourist Hotel in Homa Bay Town, Hot Dishes Next to City Hall in Nairobi and Kigothos Hotel Nyali Mombasa.
“I am the Resurrection and the life: those who believe in me even though they die will live”— John 11:25