We celebrate the life of Mzee Joram Obessa Onyando formerly of AMREF who was born on 30th November 1945 in Lower Kakrao, Suna East – Migori County. Mzee Joram passed on July 22nd 2018 after battling long illness
Husband of Mama Margaret Rosetta Obessa. Son of the late Mzee Isaiah Onyando and the late Mama Farnice Kaleha Onyando. Brother of the late Ongere Onyando, the late Manoah Onyando, Andrew Onyando, Hesbon Onyando, the late Babu Onyando, Agnes onyando, Jeddah Onyando, Mudeng’ani Onyando, Rhoda Onyanda Esnas Onyando, the late Esther Onyando, cousin and uncle of many.
Father of Tom Abwao Obessa, the late Pam Obessa, Mathew Ogonyi Obessa, Beatrice Nyabanda (Rwanda), Joyce Obessa-Dieyi (USA), the late Lydia Obessa and Sandra Obessa. Grandfather of Angella, Tony, Melvin, Browlin, Lewis, Julie, Heidi, Aimee, Summer, Mannie, Taraji, Malcolm & Marley. Father-in-law of Cecilia Abwao, the late Raphael Ogolla Achola, Priscilla Ogonyi, Moses Nyabanda, Mark Dieyi, Derek Wasike. Mzee Joram was a friend of many.
Friends are converging at United Kenya Club opposite St. Pauls Cathedral off Statehouse Road Nairobi to console with the family.
On Saturday 28th July 2018 at 6.30pm there will be a final meeting for send of preparations at the same venue. Friends who wish to contribute to Mzee’s send off and other expenses may use Safaricom Lipa na M-Pesa Paybill number 518113 and account as Contributor’s Name.
The cortege leaves Ombo funeral home off Migori Highway Road on Friday 3rd August 2018 at 10am followed by memorial service and burial at his home in Nyikendu (Migori County) on Migori-Nyarongi Road off Migori highway on Saturday 4th August 2018.
Lamentations 3:31-33 – For Jehovah will not cast us off forever. Although he has caused grief, he will also show mercy according to his loyal abundant love. For it is not in his heart to afflict or grieve the sons of Men.