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Death and funeral announcement: MADAM SALOME KHABELE WAFULA 

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The late Peter Wafula Sitati and Salome Khabele Wafula. Re-united in heaven within just four months.

 

  • MADAM SALOME KHABELE WAFULA OF DUKA MOJA, MUSEMBE, KIPKARREN.
  • WIFE OF THE LATE PETER WAFULA SITATI.
  • DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MZEE JORAM FUCHINGO SAJIDA AND MAMA REBECCA NAMACHANJA OF MATURU, KABRAS, KAKAMEGA COUNTY.
  • DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF THE LATE MZEE DAVID SITATI WAMBEMBE AND MAMA RACHELI KHAMALA SITATI OF MALOMONYE VILLAGE, NDIVISI, BUNGOMA COUNTY.
  • MOTHER OF GEORGE WAMBEMBE, CATHERINE NANJALA OMBULA, BERNARD NYONGESA AND ROBAI KHAKASA.
  • SHE DIED ON WEDNESDAY, 30TH DECEMBER, 2015 AT FAMILYCARE MEDICAL CENTRE, ELDORET.
  • THE BODY IS AT MOI REFERRAL AND TEACHING HOSPITAL MORTUARY, ELDORET.
  • THE BODY WILL BE COLLECTED ON FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY 2016.
  • BURIAL ON 9TH JANUARY, 2016 AT HER HOME.
  • MAY THE LORD REST HER SOUL IN ETERNAL PEACE.

 

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Announcement made on behalf of her brother-in-law: VITERLIS WAFULA SITATI.

George Eshiwani

Death and funeral announcement

Mama Agnes Rita Otieno

Agnes Rita Otieno
Agnes Rita Otieno: Wife of late John Otieno Magero

For those attending the funeral of Agnes Rita Otieno on Thursday 20 March 2014 at St Wilfrids Church, 97 Lorrimore Road SE 17 3LZ.

Please note the following information
The service will commence promptly at 11:00am so please allow yourself plenty of time to park your vehicle and find seating in the church.

Parking is restricted on Lorrimore Road, but we have obtained a parking amnesty from the council for the duration of the day; however please note you may only park in the following designated areas:

If parking in Lorrimore Road, Cooks Road or Forsythe Gardens you may park in the following areas: Single yellow line / pay and display bays / or permit holders parking bays

If parking anywhere else in the Brandon Estate you may park in permit holder bays only

You will also need to clearly display a note on your vehicle that states the following:

ATTENDING FUNERAL AT ST WILFRIDS CHURCH: 20th March 2014

If required notices to place in your car will be available at the church on your arrival.

Please avoid the seating at the front of the church as this has been reserved for the immediate family. Agnes has an extensive family so your cooperation in this matter would be much appreciated.

The burial service at the cemetery is due to take place at Camberwell New Cemetery, Benchley Gardens, Forest Hill, London SE23 3RD, after the funeral service. We would therefore respectfully request that at the end of the service all guests make their way to their cars and the burial ground as quickly as possible. A coach will be available for those who do not have transport, however please be ready to offer a lift if you have the space available in your car as we only have half an hour to get to the cemetery which is a 20 min drive. After the burial, the reception will be at St. Paul’s Church, Lorrimore Square, London SE17 3QU.

Anyone wishing to purchase flowers or a wreath for the grave may do so by contacting the florist directly on the number below from Wednesday 13 March 2014.

The Flower Shop, 76 Peckham High street, London SE15 5ED 0207 639 3922 ask for Brenda or Carly.

Agnes is currently at the Funeral Home located at Udens: 265 Southampton Way, Camberwell, London SE5 7EN. Those wishing to pay their respects and view the body can do so at the following times: Friday 14 March between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Also Saturday 15 March between 09:00 am and 12:00 pm. (Note: this is a 3 hour window).  There will also be a final viewing on Wednesday 19 March 2014 from 5-8pm at St.Wilfrid’s Church.

Dorcas Wakhisi
Death and funeral announcement: Hezekiah Wepukhulu Muse (1931-2013)

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Hezekiah Wepukhulu Muse (1931 - 2013) who died August 27 will be laid to rest on Saturday, September 7 in Sirisia, Bungoma County

We regret to announce the passing on of veteran Sports journalist Hezekiah Wepukhulu Muse on August 27th, 2013 at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Son of the late Meshak Muse and the late Elizabeth Namaemba. Stepson of Joyce Muse and the late Joyner Muse. Beloved husband of the late Roseline Nangami and the Mary Naliaka and Electina Anjelimo. Father of David, Benson, the late Pauline, Mary, Jean (USA), Kassim Nato, Charles, Kenneth, Marion,
Martin, Jackline, Mildred, Ruth, Frank, Maxwel, Gerald and Elizabeth. Brother of Henry Nato, the late Ben Nabangi, the late Solomon, Ziporah, Dinah, Racheal, Violet, Jane, and Doris. Cousin of James Matata, Professor Vincent Simiyu, Benson Wabule, Jason Namasake, Christopher Wanyama, Justus Wekesa, Redempta Nanyama, Michael Wandabwa, Ann Masinde, Dasvid Kasili and Bob Nayere. Uncle of Isaac Naliakho, Margaret Mauka, Neddy Mikisi, Dr
John Masasabi, Beatrice Namvbuye, Castro Wanjoya, Khakasa Mumelo, Sammy, Beatrice Nafula and Sudi Simiyu. Brother in law of John Kiliswa, Jonathan Kunyu, the late Joseph Mumelo, Joseph Waful, Councillor Newton Masinde, Henry Wabuya and William Wanjala. Father in law of Jamin Masinde, Patrick Simekha, John Mikisi, Moses Mauka, Agnes Nato, Clare Manyali and a grand father to many.

Relatives and friends are meeting daily for prayers and funeral arrangements at Nairobi Railways Club from 5.30pm. The main fundraising will take place on September 3rd at the Railways Club. Butial will be held on September 7th in his rural home in Butunde village in Sirisia, Bungoma County.

“You have fought a good fight, You have finished the race.
You have kept the faith.”

Tributes in NATION | Roy Gachui on Hez |

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LEAH KAYERE GANIRA LUNG'AHO
By Prof Chris Lukorito Wanjala

Bungoma, June 17 2013
As I sat in the family tent at the funeral of Mama Leah Kayere Ganira Lung'aho, at Madioli on the 16th of June 2013, my Christian upbringing and its impact on my childhood and youthful days played out before me. Like my own mother who died in August 1988 at the age of 66, Mama Leah Kayere Ganira Lung'aho was born in 1922, and died aged 91. When Mama Leah visited my home in the early 2000s, it never occurred to me that she and my late mother were age mates.

We sang songs in Olulogooli at Mama Leah's funeral, guided by the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament which said, "A woman who feared the Lord is to be praised!” They were the songs I sang during early morning worship in primary and intermediate schools. Suddenly, it dawned on me that as a child at Kamusinde Friends African Mission, Chesamisi Intermediate School, Bungoma Secondary and Friends' School, Kamusinga I had imbibed many Quaker teachings. Most of the educational institutions I went to in the then Nyanza` Province were sponsored by the Friends Church where Mr. Daudi Ganira's leadership skills were felt and eventually bolstered by his son ,Thomas Ganira, who died in 1999. My life was intertwined with that of the Ganira Lung'aho family in more ways than one.

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(Left) Mama Leah Kayere Ganira Lung'aho and (right) young Leah with her husband, Thomas Ganira and with the couple's first born son, Bernard (standing).

I sat there with the family and listened to the moving readings from the Bible, prayers and the valedictory sermon, all managed by women in the Friends' church movement. They hailed a movement which did not only develop the spiritual life of Abaluyia of Mumbo (western Abaluyia), but brought educational enlightenment which led to the creation of Friends University, Kaimosi, and the Friends' School, Kamusinga, which became the Alliance High School of Western Kenya. 

The youth at the funeral summed it all when they stood up and said, “The Ganira family was the engine of the Quaker movement. Mama Leah cared about the youth.”

I listened to Eliphas Chilosio, the County Mjumbe of the area, Silverse Lisamula Anami, the former Director of Culture and now MP, Senator Bonny Khalwale, the fiery politician from Western Kenya who stood up to speak and when he finished the cameras folded up and the event seemed to have come to a close; Mheshimiwa Cyrus Jirongo, the burly wealthy politician who has spent his political life crusading for Luyia Unity in East Africa.

Friends Church in Luyialand
The Quakers or Friends as they call themselves played a pivotal role in education ministry in Western Kenya.

Everyone who stood up to speak said,"Mama amekua mzuri na sisi. watu wa Shibuye Location tunamheshimu; alitujenga," as they said "Pole kwa familia". The mourners of Shibuye Location told the story of Mama Leah as a teacher, a community development personality, a loving house wife, and an evangelist who took education and the Word of God all over East Africa: "Huyu mama alikuwa mwalimu since 1964,"they said."Teacher of English and Mathematics at Madioli here we want to thank her for the work she did."

The teachers were not left behind in the praise of Mama Leah's work. They were so inspired that they used the occasion to talk about their own lot in present-day Kenya: "We as teachers should be careful enough to check the bad behavior of succeeding governments. We are being oppressed and suppressed. Mtoto hana viatu na mnasema apatiwe laptop ya 30,000 shillings!" They could not resist being humorous at the grave occasion.

As you will see in Shadrack Amakoye Bulimo's two books, Luyia of Kenya: A Cultural Profile and Luyia Nation, Origins, Clans and Taboos, a funeral in Buluyia leaves little to chance. The statements about Mama Leah's commitment to development recurred in all the speeches in honour of Mama Kayere Ganira Lung'aho, as people narrated how she, her children, and her grandchildren, helped them in one way or another.

The characteristic of the public spirit of the family became clear to me as Cyrus Jirongo recounted how he became a successful businessman through the help accorded to him by Dame Jane Manasseh, the loving daughter of Mama Leah's. "Milembe cha Yesu," people chanted as they remembered Mama Leah. They spoke passionately on many issues.

When Luyia politicians stood up to speak, the political history of Kenya replayed itself. What is the real cause of insecurity in Kenya? They recounted the days after 1963 when the Senate as an institution died. They used the funeral occasion to mourn Gama Pinto, Argwings Kodhek, Thomas Joseph Mboya, Ronald Gideon Ngala, J.M Kariuki, and Robert Ouko.

Why is the Government of Kenya talking about laptops? Is someone using the procurement process to enrich himself? Are all the teachers computer literate?

Why is there a rift between the National Assembly and the Senate? Luyia unity is the basis on which Abaluyia will participate in the development of this country. I looked at the papers of the previous day where Mudavadi was the subject. It became clear to me that if you wanted to go very fast in Kenyan politics you go alone; if you want to go very far, go with your community as a team. I remembered all the things I had said about Mudavadi and Eugene Wamalwa. Do not undermine other politicians. History seems to be repeating itself in this drive to kill devolution. The laying of Leah Kayere Ganira Lung'aho left me pondering on many things in my life.

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Mama Leah Ganira (seated in blue dress) with Prof Chris Wanjala (seated left), a close family friend with members of her family during a birthday celebration.

Leah Kayere was born on 9th September 1922 to the late Daniel Akelo and Abigael Irangi at Kegoye, Maragoli. She was the second born in a closely-knit family of nine children who referred to each other, not by name, but by the words "sister" and "muyayi witu". Her father was an early convert to Christianity who had learned reading and writing from the Quaker missionaries in Nyanza Province. It is from him that young Leah learnt how to break English sounds even before she joined school at Kaimosi Girls Boarding School in 1936. She left Kaimosi in 1939 as a prodigy who excelled in exams and topped her contemporaries in the entire Western Kenya in her final primary school examinations.

Her brother died early in her life when he had just picked up a job in Nairobi. She grew up to be helpful to her mother who was an astute businesswoman, walking long distances to sell fruits to white people who resided in the Ikolomani area and Rosterman. She and her mother would trek to Kisumu and back selling fruits along the way. Her dexterity with figures enhanced her business sense so much that she not only taught Maths, but was later one of the pupils who were selected to attend Jean School, Kabete to learn Home Economics to teach her fellow women Hygiene and excellent house-keeping. This stint at the Jeans School prepared Leah very early in life to be thrifty, and an excellent manager of family resources, while remaining overly generous, honest and caring. 

Her first posting as a teacher was at Kegoye Primary School where she worked for three years before meeting her future husband, Mr Thomas Ganira, the son of the early mission converts, Audi and Maria Lung’aho. A courtship ensued which culminated in a matrimony a year later solemnized in Church on the 23rd of December 1942.

"It was a match made in heaven,” said an annotation in the official programme of her funeral. "If ever there was a union that was based on equality, this was the marriage. They consulted each other on every issue; whether it was on how to raise the children they were blessed with, farming, investment, or cutting a tree." 

And then children began to arrive one by one: Bernard, Jane, Florence, Benjamin, Peter, Jemimah, Margaret, John, Andrew, and finally Oscar. God blessed the Ganiras with 31 grandchildren, and by the time of her demise, 31 great-grandchildren. The couple created a God-fearing environment for their children by ensuring that the family prayed and dined together. They sent their children to church-sponsored and God-fearing schools which taught, inter alia, truth and honesty.

But as they say life is like a flowing river. Sometimes it is tranquil and peaceful; other times the river is turbulent and it overflows its banks causing death and havoc. Her loving husband passed on after their 57 years of a happy and successful marriage, which was, however, followed by a challenging widowhood. Seven years before Tom's demise, he and Leah held their golden jubilee, celebrating, renewing their vows in a memorable and colourful ceremony before guests who had travelled from far and wide to attend the pageantry.

Joseph Khatima Morris Symekher

Death and Funeral Announcement

Joseph Khatima Morris Symekher (15/07/1970-10/05/2013)

It is with great sadness that Morris Symekher’s family announces the death of Joseph Khatima Morris Symekher on 10th May 2013. Beloved husband of Claris Awour Oyatta of CITAM. Father of Odiliah Truphena and Alidah Matesha Symekher. Son of the late Morris Opemba Symekher and the late Odiliah Makavishe Shayo. Brother of Kennedy, Leah Omuyumiah, Allan, Flemming Doc, Martin Zephania, Angelista, Samuel, Leah Joyce, David, Daniel, Helen, Liz and cousin of Simekas.
Family and Friends are meeting daily at KTDA Plaza, Moi Avenue, 6th Floor, Nairobi (opposite Kenya Cinema) from 5pm to 8pm for fundraising and funeral arrangements. Final meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd May 5pm-8pm.
The cortege will leave Chiromo Mortuary Nairobi for Bunyore, Emukhaya on May 24th 2013 after a funeral service at the onsite Chapel.
Rest in peace.

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Johnstone Kwendo Ndugu
(26.01.1956 - 06.04.2013)

Promoted to glory on April 6, 2013 after succumbing to injuries from a road accident in Toronto, Canada. Johnstone will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Angela; daughters Jane, Alice, Esther, Roseanne and Jennifer; sons Eric, Samuel and David; many extended family and friends. Family and friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home 660 Kennedy Rd. in Scarborough on Friday April 12th, 2013 from 4 – 9 p.m. Funeral services to be held on Saturday, April 13, at 10 am by the Salvation Army members and 2 - 5 pm by the African Community. Both funeral services to be held at the Salvation Army Westhill Citadel. Daily prayers are being held at the Salvation Army Westhill Citadel, 305 Morrish Road, from 7-9 pm until Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Kenyan community in Edmonton where the wife had recently relocated will be meeting on Saturday, April 13 2013 at the McKennan Christian Church located at 11304 78 Avenue near University of Alberta for prayers and support.

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Johnstone Kwendo Ndugu (Jan 21 1957 - April 6 2013)
EULOGY OF THE LATE JOHNSTONE KWENDO NDUGU

Johnstone Kwendo Ndugu of Scarborough Ontario was born on January 21st 1956 in East Bunyore, Emuhaya District, Vihiga County, western Kenya. Kwendo, as everyone referred to him, was 57 years old when he passed. It was a normal Saturday night, April 6th 2013 approximately 11pm when he was involved in a single car crash at Whites Road and Hwy 401 in Pickering.  He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

His parents were Mrs. Efeli Ongachi Ndugu and the late Mr. Jaston Efedha Ndugu. Dad was a teacher at Salvation Army Thika School for the Blind and a choir director at the school and at Thika Corps from 1983 – 2000, when he migrated to Canada with the family. He is survived by his wife Angela Njagi-Kwendo married on March 27th 1999, his children: Eric, Sammy, David, Alice, Jane, Roseanne, Jennifer and Esther. He was also dad to Leanna, Kayla, Tashika and Tashana. Dad is also survived by his mother Efeli Ongachi Ndugu; brother Stanley; sisters Susie, Truphena, nieces and nephews, alongside several extended family. He was predeceased by his late wife Margaret Kwendo and sister Truphosa.  

Dad belonged to and served the Lord right here at The Salvation Army West Hill Citadel and was active in playing in the brass band. During the holidays he participated in the annual Christmas Kettles fundraising. Dad also served in the Kenyan Global Church and was a choir director, and also performed in many GTA Kenyan community events. He consistently supported the community through music and mainly played his guitar at most gatherings, celebrations and wakes. Salvation Army Officers and Pastors around the GTA remember his excellence in attendance and participation in retreats at Jackson’s Point Conference Centre and various Men’s retreats. Dad was a dancer and an entertainer so if he wasn’t singing with his wife Angela he was playing an instrument or dancing like he was 30 or so he convinced himself.

Dad always kept himself busy both in his professional and personal life. He was very hard working and highly respected by his colleagues at New Visions Toronto and Surex Community Services where he served as a Support Worker. Dad was involved and played an important role in several community organizations that were dear to his heart such as; Kenyan Community of Ontario (KCO), Abeingo Community Association, Nyumba Community Association and a few other Kenyan communities. Dad was deeply involved in small community church groups such as Abilities Church where he ministered to individuals living with physical and developmental challenges as well as Kenyans for Christ, Brampton.

Over the years, he received various awards and recognition which included an award from KCO in appreciation for his commitment to the organization in December 2009. New Visions Toronto awarded him with a Doug Dickie Award in 2008 for his dedication and loyalty to people with developmental disabilities. Dad and mom were awarded a trophy by Christian Women’s Group in Brampton for their support in music in 2010. Lastly, dad and mom participated in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5km run in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to raise funds for people living with development and physical disabilities in Canada and orphaned children in Kenya.

Dad’s body will be flown to Kenya on April 19th 2013 and will be received by Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi. A memorial service will be held at the Lee Funeral Home at a date to be determined. Dad’s final resting place will be at his place of birth in Bunyore, in the Western Province, Kenya.

From the Kwendo Family, we would like to thank all the community organizations, friends and colleagues for all your ongoing support.

Dad, Thank you for the best years you gave us all and mostly for touching and changing lives all around Canada and Kenya. You will be missed but we are truly blessed to have known you and comforted to know that you are at the right place. BABA, LALA SALAMA until we meet again. 

John Denys Otieno Magero
John Denys Otieno Magero (30.11.1930-20.01.2012)

IN LOVING MEMORY

JOHN DENYS OTIENO MAGERO

 

Gone from home not from our hearts

Husband, Father, Uncle, Brother, Grandfather, and Friend to many

Greatly missed

 

Please join us at the Camberwell New Cemetery, London on Saturday 23rd February 2013 @ 2pm to commemorate a year since the passing of Mzee John Denys Otieno Magero and seventeen years since the passing of Mzee Pius Gumo Magero (1920-1996).

Let us remember them both at this time

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

MAMA TERESIA AWINO ADALAH

Teresia Awino Adalah

SUNRISE: 1914

SUNSET: SEPT 28 2012

Dr Arthur Mudogo Kemoli: death of a music maestro

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By Margaretta wa Gacheru, Sept 18 2012
The death on Sunday of one of Kenya’s most esteemed composers and beloved choirmasters, Arthur Mudogo Kemoli, marks the end of a musical era. Often linked with other East African musical maestros who died in the recent past, namely Boniface Mganga who founded the Muungano National Choir; Darius Mbela, choirmaster at St Stephens Church and Senoge-Zake, an active musicologist during the Kenyatta era, Dr Kemoli’s contribution to Kenya’s choral gospel music renaissance was immense. He was not only a composer of anthems, including one for the African Union (AU), the University of Nairobi anthem and even the unofficial anthem of the Nyayo era, Fimbo ya Nyayo, he also played an integral role in what’s been deemed “the Golden age of Kenyan choral music”. The departed don first formed the Kariokor Friends Church Choir (which later became the Kariokor Nyayo Choir) and the University of Nairobi student choir.

He went on to attract international attention to Kenyan choral music, not only because he performed with these groups in Asia, the Middle East and other parts of Africa, but also because his exuberant style of conducting was so exhilarating and filled with joy that he captivated audiences - charming them with his infectious music. But some critics also accuse Dr Kemoli of promoting musical sycophancy during the Nyayo era since he, like Mganga, Mbela and Zake, also composed choral gospel songs that helped to shape the political praise genre which grew after the attempted coup against the Moi regime in 1982. Nonetheless, his creativity was irrefutable; so was his indefatigable sense of humour and love for conducting choral music. That love of music and choir mastering was apparent during his early days as a student at both Kakamega and Alliance Boys High Schools. It was internationalised when he led the Madrigal Group as a graduate student at Sussex University in the UK where he got his doctorate of philosophy in 1973.

He was also renowned among the Kenyan student population countrywide since he often gave exhilarating performances during the annual Kenya Music Festivals. And in 1980, he conducted the Kariokor Friends Church Choir at the inauguration of the Vihiga Cultural Festival which has been held annually ever since. In addition to his being an immensely popular choirmaster, Dr Kemoli was also a senior lecturer in Literature at the University of Nairobi as well as a scholar. His research on Kenyan oral literature is published in numerous journals and books, including Voices of my Ancestors, Asio, a collection of Luhya initiation songs and Awendende ( Luhya wedding songs) as well as Sacrifices for Africa, a commentary on Caribbean Literature. Dr Kemoli also recorded many sound tracks, reflecting his research on Kenyan oral literature. He also recorded numerous television programmes promoting African culture for the then Voice of Kenya, the Kenya Institute of Education and URTNA.

He also supervised some of Kenya’s most imminent scholars in oral literature, including the late Jane Nandwa, Prof Arthur Luvai, Dr Kavetsa Adagala and Prof Helen Mwanzi. In 1998, Dr Kemoli was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (O. G. W.) for his dedication to Kenya’s cultural development through music and for his extensive experience of teaching and researching Kenyan music and oral literature. Dr Kemoli was also an accomplished pianist and vocalist who sang in choirs throughout his academic studies, first at the University of East Africa, then at Durham University and at King’s College, Cambridge in UK, and finally, at Sussex where he got the Ph.D. He also acted in University of Nairobi productions, playing leading roles in Wole Soyinka’s Kongi’s Harvest and Joe de Graft’s Muntu.

In 2002, Dr Kemoli received an Honours Award for distinguished service to the University of Nairobi. In 2009 he retired from teaching. He was still researching several publications including two volumes of Kenya folk music and two of African spirituals when he died. Among the first to condole with the Kemoli family was Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi who described him as “an unassuming musical maestro” who nurtured and inspired a multitude of Kenyan choir masters. Mudavadi added that Dr Kemoli will most likely be best remembered for his “hilarious music compositions and dramatic performances while conducting mass choirs on national days”.

Source: NATION

Ruth Alividza Adego Tiema

Promoted to Eternal Glory on July 2nd, 2012

Tiema and Ruth were members of the Houston community for a long time in the 80s and early 90s prior to moving to Alabama. Ruth Tiema was struck with cancer four years ago and final succumbed on 7/2/12. The illness has seen her in and out of the hospital for so long. She is now rested in this battle. She leaves behind a husband and three daughters, Hellen, Miriam and Grace. Brown Tiema and the daughters are planning to send Ruth home to Kenya as her final resting place. There will be a memorial service in Birmingham, Alabama on 7/7/12.  
             In Houston, Texas                            
Friends and Family will meet at Mr. & Mrs Bevann Omugah’s house at 931 Lancaster Lake drive, Houston, Texas, 77073 , this Saturday, July 7th, 2012 from 4pm for a funds drive to help Tiema Muhando raise funds to transport the remains of Ruth to Kenya.

Make checks payable to: Ruth Tiema Memorial Fund
Compass Bank Account# 2535906184; Routing # 062001186

For additional information:
          Bevann Omugah:  281-827-8433
          Peter Khwatenge: 832-661-9216
          Kenneth Osore: 979-257-2408
          Douglas Wakhu: 713-828-3119

TRIBUTE: THE LATE MR. EDWARD SIMIYU NAMUCHONGOLI WAMBALABA

By Prof Chris Wanjala, May 31 2012

The late Mr. Edward Simiyu Namuchongoli Wambalaba belongs to a generation of Kenyans who were born towards the close of the Second World War, and grew up during  the later years of colonialism in Africa, and witnessed the final struggle for political Independence, and celebrated Madaraka and the status of Kenya as a Republic under an African President. Growing up in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, and the common struggle among Kenyans to acquire an education which was hitherto a preserve of few African families in the country, Mr Simiyu Wambala led a wholesome life as a pupil at Chesamisi Intermediate School, a student at Bungoma Secondary School here at home, Zagazig University in Egypt and York University in Canada.

He was one of the young Kenyans in the 1960s  who took advantage of the few opportunities that were available to Africans and Black people  in those days, worked for a while in the increasingly Africanizing Kenyan authorities at the Bungoma County Council under new Clerks to Council , before he  travelled abroad and  acquired  his higher education which leveraged   him  into a distinct career and the  sense of professionalism which informed his entire adult  life up to the time of his demise  in May 2012. 

Looking at  Simiyu Wambalaba as a pupil at Chesamisi Intermediate School, one was struck by his brilliance and effective handling of  the English language. One was at once infected by Simiyu Wambalaba's self confidence,  and the the effective handling of   of  ideas. His giggles and guffaws on parade at Bungoma Secondary School as he engaged in banter and discussions of current affairs with the late Wilson Wakwoma and Mr Ben Wata, may have infuriated his American English and History teachers, but they definitely marked him out in the crowds of fellow students who loved him and who looked at him with fondness and a sense of great entertainment. He would spot you out in a crowd; his face would brighten up into a broad smile and as he approached you the smile would give way to rich laughter as he gave you a joyous look straight  into your eyes,  his right hand stretched towards you, and  warmly  and strongly gripping yours, he   engaged  you in  a prolonged and warm handshake. Every movement of his body would remain elegant and majestic  .He was the second eldest  child  and the first male child in a family of ten, most of them girls. His own family is large. But you could never trace a sign of burden or weariness caused by the responsibilities that weighed heavily on his shoulders. He nursed his younger siblings at home and accepted responsibilities and positions of leadership  at school, college and  the  workplaces, including  companies and educational institutions.

Simiyu  was always the youngest person in the crowds of fellow students and fellow professionals. As a Standard Six boy at Chesamisi Intermediate School, fellow pupils wondered whether he would ever grow any taller. He was the bell boy, a role that gave him a lot of visibility. But at Bungoma Secondary, he sprang up and was among the tallest and well-built senior students. The cases his contemporaries may remember include his work in the Agricultural Management Project with Michael Jullen, George Kigathi and Waithaka Kang'ethe. Mission officials were John Westley as the Director, and Eric Zallman as the Deputy.Chief Ag.Office was John Gingerich. The Project Officer was Dr.Maria Mullei of USAID Agricultural Office -  a three-person evaluation team contracted under USAID. Professor Richard Musangi was the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Juma Lugogo was the deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Extension), Allan Shibira was the Secretary to the P C C. Simiyu Wambalaba was with them as part of the Price Waterhouse A M P professional team together with Robert Clark, Kimani Nganga, Dr Disie Ouma and Tom Wambua. They submitted to the USAID Kenya  on record time on June 25, 1991.

TRIBUTE: JULIUS MESHACK PAUL OMUNYE OPIJAH 1928 - 2012

Birth
Julius Meshack Paul Omunye Opijah was born to the late Paul and the late Deborah Nziwa Opijah on 13th August 1928 at Ebusiralo Sub location, Luanda Location of Vihiga County. He was the second born in a family of six children, Priscillah Nganyi, Nelson Onyango, late Truphena Hoka, Jane Enoch, and late Zablon Okiya. He was step brother to Samson Opijah, Benjamin Okinda and late Hannah Osaka.

Marriage and Family
Julius met and befriended Margaret Mary Ongoche in the late 1940’s. Their love grew leading to their wedding in the Church of God (BKKB) in 1954.  Together, they were blessed with seven children, Allan Lennox- Boyd, Diamond Pamela Emitewa, Griffith Calvin Ingati, the late Cynthia Catherine Olesi, Vincent Paul, Franklin Joseph Omutsani, and David Bulasio (Bully). Julius was grandfather to Geoffery, Steve, Winstella, Melvin, Pauline, Patricia Mercy, Derrick, Cynthia and Desta. He was great grandfather to Ivy and Julius. He was father in law to Alice Nyagoha, Rebecca Ingati, Caroline Wasonga and Roselyn Lidiolo. Mzee was a loving father and strict disciplinarian. Julius has been the patriarch pillar and core participant in all his family undertakings

Education
Julius Opijah joined Ebusiralo Sunday school in 1932, before proceeding to Ebusiralo day school (1936 - 1940). In 1940 – 1946 he studied at Maseno Junior School after passing with what is commonly called ‘Flying colors’ the competitive entrance examination (CEE). He joined the Government African School, Kakamega in 1946 – 1949. He studied for his Cambridge school certificate in the present Namilyango College, Uganda (1949 - 1951). After his secondary school education he joined Kagumo teachers training college where he came face to face with danger during the liberation struggle for Kenya’s independence.

In 1972, Mr. Opijah proceeded to the United States of America where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree (Jersey City State College) and a Master of Arts degree (Educational Psychology) at the prestigious Rutgers University. In 1976 he registered for a PHD degree, but was forced to abandon it because in his own words, “I learned about my spouse’s ill health, capped by lingering painful illness incurred at Lunyerere Bridge. She wrote and bade me goodbye and I had to hurry back to Kenya never to go back to resume my doctoral studies.”
He liked quoting the American Educationist John Dewey and many others.

Julius was an excellent teacher and researcher. He was an outstanding communicator and many who worked under him marveled at his oratory and humorous skills. He was once promoted while kin Bunyore Girls from the grade of P1 to a graduate teacher on basis not of an interview but by what the then Education Inspector’s judgment. He was an avid reader of the written word ranging from history, politics, religious education and language and his favorite subjects were English, Kiswahili and Geography and his favorite literature was Shakespearean literature. Indeed few weeks before his death he asked his son to rebind his copy of ‘The complete works of Shakespeare’ by William J. Graig (1954). He was a master letter writer in all his genres – personal, official, etc.

It was due to his hardwork, dedication and integrity that a unanimous decision was made to name a dormitory in Bunyore Girls – Opijah dormitory. He was a brilliant educator, an unpretentious man and a responsible leader.

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APILI SIFUNA WAOMBA WAWIRE, FORMER MP FOR LUGARI

Apili Sifuna Waomba Wawire
Apili Waomba Wawire (1955-2012)

 

By Joseph Amunya Otieno, JAn 26 2012
The body of former Lugari legislator, Mr. Apili Sifuna Waomba Wawire will be laid to rest on 4th February, 2012 at his home in Lunyito village of Lugari location, Lugari district in Kakamega County. This was revealed by the late Wawire’s cousin Moses Ekina Makokha who is in-charge of the burial arrangements at their home. According to Mr. Ekina, relatives, friends and well-wishers are meeting at their home in Lunyito and Gardens Square in Nairobi for burial ceremony preparations. He disclosed that the body of the deceased will be removed from Kenyatta National Hospital morgue on 2nd February before being transported to his home in Western Province for the burial ceremony. The late Apili Sifuna Waomba was born at Sivilie village of Bunyala location, Navakholo in the year 1955. He joined Sivilie primary school the year 1963 – 1967 where he left at standard three and transferred to Jericho primary school in Nairobi and later on joined St. Patrick primary in Eldoret between 1968 – 1971 where he sat his CPE examination and performed well. He joined form one at Uasin Gishu secondary school in 1972 and did his O-level exams in 1975 before joining Upper Hill secondary school in 1976 – 1977 in form five and form six where he did his A – level and passed well. He later joined Moscow University in Russia 1979 – 1985 where he graduated with masters in economics.

He returned in the country the year 1986 and was employed by Kenya Industrial Estate (KIE) as project manager and he worked in Machakos and Eldoret before being promoted and transferred to Garissa as the regional manager. He however, resigned from KIE and joined UNDP as the officer in charge of international labour organization in Kenya. In 1992 he resigned from the organization and joined politics. Riding on Ford Asili wave the late Wawire joined the August House for the first time after flooring the then MP Mr. Burudi Nabwera in a hotly contested parliamentary election. He however, defected from Ford Asili in 1994 and still recaptured the seat on KANU ticket in a by-election the same year. After representing the area in parliament for one term, he lost the seat to the current MP Cyrus Jirongo in the 1997 election. And after trying to recapture the seat unsuccessfully he gave up and concentrated on his business where he started a private company know as Colmar Agencies which is based in Nairobi and deals with electronics. Wawire died on 15/01/2012 after suffering from hernia and stroke the decease that had put him down for over two years. He has left behind a widow who is currently staying in the United State of America (USA) with the children. According to the mother Mrs. Sofa Nafula Wawire his son who was her first born in a family of 8 has left a big gap that can’t be filled.

Source: Westfm

Funeral program for the late John Otieno Magero 'JD'

London, Tuesday January 24 2012
Friends of the late John Denis Otieno (JD) will meet on 29th January 2012 at the  YE OLD SWISS Pub at 14:00 Swiss Cottage.
The pub is right above the Swiss Cottage Tube Station.
The funeral service takes place at St.Wilfreds Church, Lorrimore Road SE17 and Burial at  Camberwell New Cemetery, Brenchley Gardens, Camberwell, London, SE23 3RD.
You are welcome to celebrate the life and contribute to the funeral arrangements of the late JD at the above address.
Those unable to attend may contribute through the account below:

Paul Otieno (Bob)
National Westminster Bank
Sort Code: 60-22-27
Account Number: 34698817

For further details, contact Vitalis Ndeda 07838112974
or Lily Gumo on 07931235652

John Magero
John Otieno Magero (1930-2012)
JOHN OTIENO MAGERO FIRST CAME TO UK IN 1958
Death of oldest Kenyan in London

By our reporter, Jan 22 2012
Death has occurred in London of Mzee John Otieno Magero (1930 – 2012) on 20 January 2012, a Kenyan with the longest residency in UK.  Mzee Magero from Bunyala first came to England in 1958 for further studies and remained for permanent settlement.  He was one of the earliest brilliant mathematics teachers in pre-independence Kenya, a feat that won him a scholarship to the UK.   INGONEWS understands that the late octogenarian will be buried in London this Saturday, January 28 2012.  His nephew, Fred Gumo, minister for regional development flew to London on news of his uncle`s death. Mr Otieno has four wives and 11 children. He told INGONEWS in July 2008 that he sought permission from his first wife, Agnes from Ukwala, Siaya District, before marrying his second wife, Beatrice from Bunyala Busia, third wife, Ruth from Bunyala Busia and fourth wife, Leocadia from Morogoro, Tanzania. Further news will be posted as we receive it.

Mr Nathan Imbugi Luvai author of 'Miima jo Mulogooli"

Born in 1919. Died on Friday 23 Sept 2011
Burial is on Sunday 2nd October 2011.  He was husband to the Late Mama Phoebe Kidiavai Luvai (Founder Chango Women Group), Vihiga, Maragoli. Father to Prof Arthur Imbwana Luvai of Maseno University, Bithia Vereso Kedeng'e formerly of International Vetenary Research Nairobi, Helen Kageha Musotsi (formerly of Friends World Committee for Consultation - Quakers), Ngong Road, Nairobi, Mary Muhonja Lulu of United Nations (Habitat), Gigiri, Nairobi.  Grandfather to Dr Ahai Luvai of Leeds (UK), Dr Imbugi Luvai, (Nairobi), Steve Lihenzero Luvai (Nairobi), Atigala Luvai (Nairobi), Muyesu Luvai (Nairobi) and Alenga Luvai (Nairobi).

Mr. Nathan Imbugi Luvai was born in Maragoli, Western Province in 1919. He attended local schools in Vihiga before joining Alliance High School, Kikuyu from 1937 to 1940. He then trained as a teacher at Maseno from 1941 to 1942. He proceeded to Bristol University in 1957 from where he obtained a Diploma in Social Policy and Administration in 1958. He also attended further studies at the university College Swansea – Wales in 1965/66
Mr. Luvai served as a teacher in various schools in Western Kenya and Nyanza Province from 1943 to 1950. He subsequently served as Supervisor of Friends Africa Mission (FAM) schools in Western Kenya from 1951 to 1960. He dedicated his life to the promotion of education in Western Kenya and Nyanza. As supervisor of schools, he covered long distances in Western Kenya by motorbike, a difficult and dangerous mode of travel at the time, considering the bad roads and wild animals.

In 1960, he was appointed Warden of Friends Centre Ofafa in Nairobi. This is a community center offering social services for a community comprising mainly the under privileged and school dropouts. The center offered training in carpentry, needlework, typing, adult literacy and recreational facilities. He later became Warden of the Friends International Centre, Ngong Road Nairobi until 1975. During this period, he also served as Executive Secretary of the Africa Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, (FWCC).

Mr. Luvai was a keen scout and scout leader. He led the Kenyan scout contingent to the world jamboree in Great Britain in 1957. He is a very committed Christian, and a member of the Friends Church (Quakers). He has served in various leadership positions in the church.
Mr. Luvai is the author of the book “Miima jo Mulogooli” published in 1986. The book is an important reference on the beliefs and practices of the Maragoli sub tribe. Together with his late wife Phoebe, they founded the Chango Women’s group, one of the earliest self-help groups, which greatly uplifted the social and economic status of the members.

After retirement from active service, Mr. Luvai lived at Chango, Maragoli where he practiced small-scale farming and continued to hold weekly bible study in his house with his neighbours. He was an immense resource for counsel and advice on various matters for his community. May God Rest His Soil in Peace.

Veteran journalist, Amboka Andere dies

Amboka Andere
Amboka Andere: Died on Friday, August 19 aged 58. He is survived by two sons. He was from Emalondo Village, Muhaka sub location, Kisa West Location.

By Khakhudu Agunda, August 20 2011
With the death of seasoned journalist Amboka Andere at his Nairobi home on Friday morning, the country has lost one of the best media practitioners. A multi-talented professional, Amboka made a mark with solid contributions to the various media houses he worked for during his long career. Amboka was a stickler for perfection. Most of his peers acknowledged his talent as a first class writer and a superb editor with a good mastery of the English language. The news of Amboka’s death struck me like a thunderbolt. I had spoken to him only a week earlier to interest him in doing some part-time training for Nation journalists. He sounded very enthusiastic and we agreed that we would meet later so I could give him a more detailed brief. This was not to be.

According to Cornelius Omenge, his neighbour at Nyayo estate at Embakasi, Amboka woke up early and, as usual, went to the gate to buy a newspaper. He returned to the house a few minutes later, sat down and started complaining about chest pains. He was rushed to the nearby Wanandege Clinic for Kenya Airways staff and died moments later. Amboka was born on January 10, 1953 at Magadi in the Rift Valley, where his father worked. He went to Magadi Primary School and Narok Secondary School. For his Advanced Level education, he journeyed to western Kenya, joining Kamusinga High School, and later proceeded to the University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism. He first worked for the NCCK newspaper, Target. The third born in his family, Amboka is survived by two sons – Brian, 30, and Robert, 31.

During his long career, Amboka worked for the Nation, Weekly Review, the Standard and the Kenya Times where he rose to become the editor-in-chief. He has lately been a media consultant and a political analyst for the BBC, the Voice of America radio and several TV stations in East Africa. The man, who was simply Mandevu to many of his colleagues and friends because of his trademark thick beard, is fondly remembered for two things – his impeccable journalism and an unparalleled passion for music. He not only loved to strum the guitar, but was also a good singer. To others, he was Savimbi, thanks to his uncanny resemblance to former Angolan freedom fighter Jonas Savimbi. On learning of Amboka’s death, Nation Media Group Editorial Director Joseph Odindo, who worked with him in the 1980s, said his death was a great loss to the country. One of the most remarkable things about Amboka, Mr Odindo said, was his institutional memory. He described him as a “walking encyclopaedia” well-versed in the arts and culture. “He was an amazing guy, principled and firm in his beliefs. He was respected by many and helped many journalists on the path to professionalism,” Mr Odindo said. He had known Amboka for many years and recalled that the man’s versatility became evident much earlier in his life, when he was a student during the day and a musician who did gigs with his band at night.

During his stint at the Nation in the 1980s, Amboka distinguished himself as a versatile editor and writer, specialising in entertainment, culture and the arts. He had a profound knowledge of music, but with a clear bias for homegrown talent and had no time for those who aped Western pop music. Amboka also pioneered a radio and TV review column in the paper that became quite popular. In 2004, in a rare entry into the list of presidential awards, Amboka, veteran Nation columnist Philip Ochieng and Nation revise editor Dorothy Kweyu were honoured by the Kibaki administration for their service to the nation. But to Amboka, it was not honours that mattered, but commitment to pursuing the right ideals. Nation parliamentary editor Njeri Rugene, also stunned by the news of Amboka’s sudden death, said he would always be remembered by many for his passion for journalism and music.

Former Nation journalist David Okwembah, who now works for the BBC in Nairobi, said he came to know Amboka through his hard-hitting review of radio and TV programmes when he was in high school. He inspired Okwembah and many others. I knew Amboka for nearly 30 years. He was my mentor when I joined the Nation in 1983 after graduating from the University of Nairobi. Years later, I would be reunited with Amboka at the Kenya Times Media Trust, where he appointed me the managing editor of the daily paper. He was the boss but remained quite humble and selfless. His death is a big blow to not only his family, but also to the many young men and women in his profession whose careers he helped to launch and nurture.

The writer is Nation’s group training editor

Death and funeral announcement: Mama Beatrice Sweta Omutere

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Lay Leader Mama Beatrice Sweta Omutere of Ebutongoi, Essaba Sub-Location, Muchula Village, that occurred at Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu on 01- 03- 2011. She was the daughter of the late Maina Andanda and the late Stella Nyalanga of Ebusakami, Enyaita.  Sister to the late Ondieki Andanda, the late Sophia Injesia and the late Alice Twala.
She was the wife of the late Robinson Omutere Atieli and Sister-In-law to Linet Eyahonga.

Mother to the late Mary Auko Lugonzo, Anne Esilaba (UK), Lydia Akaranga (UON), Margaret Nakitare (formerly of Barclays Bank), Stella Omutere Obare  (UON) and Peter Omutere (formerly of Nairobi City Council). Mother-in-law to Enosh Lugonzo, Bart Esilaba (UK), the late Eng. Arthur Akaranga, Dr. George Nakitare (KEMRI), David Obare (KU) and Roselyn Mbiru.

Auntie to Pastor Ochami Ondieki, Dunstone and Joan Obeto, Elizabeth Anangwe and David Olinjo.
Grandmother to David Maleche, Dickson Lugonzo, Michael Ben Esilaba, Dr. Irene Akaranga, Betty Nakitare, Betty Omutere, Mike Obare, Andrew Asira (Stan Chart) among others.

The cortege leaves Aga Khan Hospital Mortuary, Kisumu on 10th March 2011 at 8 a.m. followed by a church service at Muchula Church of God.
The burial will take place on Saturday 12th March 2011 at 10 a.m,  Muchula Village. Contributions to offset medical expenses and cover funeral costs can be sent to Anne Esilaba, UK (07980 127 253).

In God’s loving arms you rest, and in our hearts you remain forever.

The cortege leaves Aga Khan Hospital Mortuary, Kisumu on 10th March 2011 at 8 a.m. followed by a church service at Muchula Church of God. The burial will take place on Saturday 12th March 2011 at 10 a.m,  Muchula Village.

Condolences can be sent to Lydia Akaranga 0722 563 069, Margaret Nakitare 0722 631 516 or Stella Omutere 0721 221 306.

Death and funeral announcement: Hassan Okullo

Hassan Okullo
Hassan Okullo died Friday Feb 18 in Houston, Texas

We regret to announce the sudden and untimely death of our beloved brother and friend Hassan Okullo in San Diego, CA, on the evening of Friday February 18, 2011. He had taken ill and had been hospitalized for the last two weeks. Hassan was a social butterfly with a contagious laugh and had a kind and gentle soul. We will miss him dearly. We are kindly seeking financial and moral support for the Okullo family from well wishers, friends and those that had the pleasure of knowing him to help send him home as he so desired.

Fundraiser and prayers will be held on Friday February 25, 2011 at 7pm at Steven W. Mulamba’s  residence: 12138 Stone West Dr, Houston TX 77035. Please grace us with your presence and we encourage you to arrive early. For those who are unable to make it, you may deposit your contribution at:

Account Information:
Bank Name:  Chase Bank
Account Name: Hassan A. Okullo
Routing Number: 322271627
Account Number: 1852312841

For further information:

OJ 281-630-4630

Job Konje 832-298-9540

George Mburo 713-835-6523

Protus Onyango 713-505-5428

Renga Mbeche 281-414-1456

Charles Rajuai 832-453-8656

Tony Jatanda 832-613-8812

Dennis Nyakweba 281-704-8374

Belinda Halwenge 832-692-7387

Eda  Demba 832-638-4888

Ruthie Ogutu-Mbeche 281-701-1902

Susan Odhiambo 832-754-6166

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Prof Absalom Mutere: passing of a journalism scholar and rugby legend

Absalom Mutere
Prof Absalom Mutere from Musanda, Wanga died November 11 2010 in Lusaka, Zambia. He was 54.

Absalom Mutere, “Bimbo” to his friends, was a journalist, communication scholar and media expert. But he will especially be remembered for his huge contribution to Kenyan rugby particularly during the transformational period in the late 1970s when black players began asserting themselves in the hitherto white dominated sport. Absalom “Bimbo” Mutere, was a brave, deft and was one of the leading black players at the time who transformed the face of the sport and in particular Mwamba FC. His passion for rugby was not in doubt; so, too, was his eloquence with the written word, so succinctly captured in the Mwamba magazine.

Mutere would go and to make a successful career in journalism and communication. His entry into rugby was in no way a rollercoaster. “We joined Lenana High School at the same time in 1969,” said John “Speedy” Akatsa, a former Mwamba and Kenya winger. “He was a tiny guy then and, funny enough, he never made the starting XV. During our school days the best players in that position were Walter Omaido and John Muhato. But when I met him in club rugby, he had become an outstanding flyhalf for Kenya Harlequins.”

Mutere, indeed, did not have the heavy frame of a typical rugby player, but he was a tenacious tackler. His attack repertoire was even more awesome, full of cut and slash and with an eye for scoring tries. As for his take-no-prisoner approach on the pitch, Mutere was the opposite off it. “He was soft-spoken person whom I never saw pick a fight with anyone. He was a peace maker,” Ojiambo, who played with Mutere at Mwamba, said. “He is the best flyhalf this country has ever produced.”

Former international Mwangi Muthee, the current chairman of Mwamba, said: “I would rate him higher than the other Kenyan great flyhalves Dave Evans, Steve Wesonga, Sammy Khakama and Ken Thimba.” Mutere was the Kenyan stand off who directed one of the best backline combinations this country has had – of Owino, Mukuria, Akatsa, Bobby Macharia and Mukulu. He later captained Kenya in 1985, was coach between 1990 and 1992 and chairman of selectors between 1998 and 2000. ‘Bimbo’, or ‘Bimbs’, as he was fondly called, a nickname friends say he got from his mother, was a founder member of the University of Nairobi’s Mean Machine RFC that won the 1977 Kenya Cup in their debut season.

He was to later return to the university as a scholar and teacher and help develop MA and BA programmes in its school of journalism and communication. Mutere was educated in the UK, Uganda, Kenya and the USA. He held a BA in Political Science, MA in Journalism (Kent State University, USA), and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam. He passed away on Thursday in Lusaka, aged just 54. He leaves behind a wife, Chalwa Mutere, and two daughters, Ayanda and Julia, from a previous marriage to Amy of Ohio, USA. He was the the only son of former deputy vice chancellor of the University of Nairobi, the late Prof Festus Mutere. He also leaves behind a rugby fraternity that will mourn his departure while celebrating his enormous contribution to the sport. Friends and relatives are meeting daily at Nairobi Railway Club, the home of Mwamba, for funeral arrangements.

He was loving husband of Chalwa Mutere. Father of Ayanda and Julia Mutere, dughters with ex wife, Emelia Mutere of San Diego, California. Son of the late Prof Festo Abby Mutere and Mrs Melcah Ephalinah Mutere. Brother of Matilda Mutere, the late Anna Mutere, the late Jacqueline Mutere, Gillian Mutere and Flora Okuku. Brother-in-law of Greg Pirio and Tony Okuku, and nephew to Prof Oniang'o.

CLICK HERE for more tributes | Life and Times of Absalom Mutere

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: PETRONILA INJILA

Petronila's painful journey that ended on Tuesday, September 14 2010 started in 2003 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was subsequently operated on and the cancerous tumor removed. In 2008, the doctors discovered that the cancer had also affected her spinal cord before the operation that she hoped had removed the cancerous cells from her body. She was then  put on various chemo- and radio-therapies and the problems associated with the spinal cancer seemed to subside. But in November 2009, the doctors found out that the cancer had spread to her bones. It did not take long before she was bed-ridden because her bones and spinal cord could not support her upright movement. After living with the resultant excruciating pain, she finally succumbed to her long painful journey on the morning of Tuesday the 14th September 2010.

She was the daughter of Stella Lihavi of London, UK. Friends and relatives are meeting at Stella's house at:

248 Olney Road,
Walworth,
London SE17 3HU.
Stella’s contacts: 07854 865 345
for prayers from 2:00pm on Saturday, September 18, 2010
It is 3 bus stops from Elephant and Castle station on the way to Camberwell. Stella is travelling home on Monday the 20th September.

About Petronila:

Petronila did her Primary school education at Lirhanda and Murhanda Primary schools before proceeding to Moi Shibuye Girls Secondary School for her secondary school education. After she left main stream education, she trained as a bi-lingual English-German secretary. She then landed a job at Nairobi Airport Services at (NAS) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Her long and painful journey through painful variants of cancer caused her lose the job at the NAS. She temporarily worked at Safaricom in 2009 but was laid off once more because of her failing health. Petronila's funeral will take place on Saturday the 25th September 2010.

Petronila Injila
RIP: Petronila Injila. Born 07/06/77; died 14/09/10
Joseph Manyonyi Musindayi
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UNVEILING OF THE CROSS: ARCHBISHOP MZEE JOSEPH MANYONYI MUSINDAYI (1902 - 2010)

We the family of Arch-Bishop Mzee Joseph Manyonyi Musindayi (HOLY ROSARY CHURCH) celebrate his passing on to Glory peacefully on August 1, 2010 at his  Iguyio village home, Sabane sub-Location,  Iguhu Location, Kakamega County. At 108 years serving the lord, Joseph was the dear Husband to the late Mama Fatuma Bereta Kheseli Manyonyi. Loving father to the late Simon Musindayi, the late Charles Musungu, the late Ernest Ambani, the late Paulina Khanguha, the late Perpetua Muchisa, Rita Itambo, Pastor Clement Shibachi Manyonyi, Pastor Lawrence Miheso Manyonyi and Eng. Joseph Mwanjilwa Manyonyi Jr, of Global Horizon Intl. (AFEX) Southern Sudan. Adoring Father-in-law to Flora Musindayi, Rita Ambani, the late Susan Shibachi, Pastor Abigael Miheso and Scholastica Khabetsa Mwanjilwa.

Arch Bishop Joseph Manyonyi leaves behind 160 grand children, 40 great grand children and 15 great-great grand children.

Unveiling of the Cross will be held at his Iguyio home after which there will be a Holy Mass Service at the Holy Rossary Church HQs, Sabane on October 8/9, 2010.

For enquiries on preparations, please contact +249-955-268-917 or +254-735-334-021. CLICK HERE for more details

Psalm: "Falsehood I have hated and I will keep detesting it, for the Lord is my Shepherd I shall miss nothing".

Rodah Namaemba Masababi Rodah Masababi
Death and funeral announcement: Victor Ambayi

 

Victor Ambayi (1977-2010)

Victor Ambayi (1977- 2010)

We regret to announce the sudden & untimely death of Victor Ambayi at Busia District Hospital, Kenya on Friday July 16, 2010 through a road accident. He was the brother of Halala USA official, Odongo Makokha. he is survived by a widow, Jafter Odunga Mugenya (30) and four children - Susan Odongo Ambayi (13), Melvin Teresa Ambayi (11), Gregory Gaitano Ambayi (9) Morgan Abiero Ambayi (3). He had four brothers and one sister. He was the son of Gaitano Ambayi. He was born on 12 October 1977.

Friends of the family are invited for prayers and support at his brother's residence in Massachussetts, USA as follows:
1) Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd  at 6pm - 8pm daily and;
2) Saturday 24th  & Sunday 25th at  2pm-4pm both days.

Address:
262 Littleton rd, 
Chelmsford, MA

For More information contact:
Odongo (Richard) & Teresa Makokha on Tel: 617-959-9887 or Benard Mkhabela on Tel: 978-204-1510 

Dorothy Ikhumba Mukuche Andere
Death and funeral announcement: Rev Aineah Mukabane

We are sudden to announce the death of Rev. Aineah mukabane who passed away on Saturday June 19th 2010 at Referral Hospital in Eldoret after a short illness. He was a husband to the late Rev. Fesia Amisi and a father to  Celina Mukabane the chairlady of Halala Virginia chapter,  William mukabane of Washington D.C., Douglas Mukabane of Halala Virginia, Rosemary Muka of Bukura, Ruth Alwora of Kapsabet, the late David Mukabane of Bukura, Rina Andeso of Bukura, Candice Sikoyo of Nairobi, the Late Vera Ndakala of Kisa, Kennedy Mukabane of Bukura, Helen Check of Kisumu, Marylyn Watemba of Nairobi.

The late was a brother to Elizabeth Ameyo of Khuisero, and the late Fred Mukabane of Bukura, Esther Achayo of Matioli and Nehemia Mukabane of Bukura.
He was a Father in-law to Dr. Morris Aluora of Kapsabet, Alice Mukabane of Washington DC, Joni Sikoyo of Nairobi, Stanley Muka of Bukura, Walter Chek of Kisumu, Wycliffe Watemba of Nairobi, Livingston Yatoli of Butere, Mary Bwabi of Nairobi, Sheila Mukabane of Bukura ,the late Grace Machayo Washington DC and the late Ibrahim Ndakala of Kisa.

Grand father to, Ineah Kutayi of USA, Mariam Mukabane of Bungoma, Flora Auma of Bukura, Celestine Ameyo of Bukura, Kenneth Alwora of Kapsabet, the late Felicia Mukabane of USA, David Mukabane of Kapsabet, Sandra Alwora of Kapsabet, The late MC Amunga of  Kisa , The late Timothy Ndakala of Kisa, Matroba Mukabane of Bukura, Ineah Senior of Bukura. Fred Mukabane of Bukura, Michelle Check of Kisumu, Ineah Young of Nairobi, Melchezedek Yatoli of Butere, Joe Kutayi of Nairobi, Fanice Weremba of Bukura, Amos Muka of Bukura, Ineah Muka of Bukura, Felex Muka of Bukura, Bruno Check of Kisumu, Gabriel Check of Kisumu, Willie Mukabane of Bukura, Vera  Watemba of Nairobi. Paul Watemba of Nairobi , Mark Sikoyo of Nairobi, Melchzedek Yatoli of Butere and Moses Yatoli USA.

Brother in-law to Frank Obeto of Bunyore, Rina Obeto of Bunyore, and the Late Judith Kedogo of Maragoli. He was also blessed with many great grandchildren.

The family, friends and relatives are meeting in Bukura, Kakamega. Burial will be on 3rd of July in Bukura, Kakamega.
Members of Halala Virginia chapter are meeting regularly to raise funds to assist with the traveling expenses for the family to Kenya.
Halala chapter has very few members and therefore any  contributions from friends and relatives however small will be appreciated. Checks or money orders should be made out to HALALAVA and can be mailed to 1707 Shewalt Drive, Richmond, VA 23228 You can reach the family direct by calling 804-737-0154 or if you wish to send a card, you can forward it  to the above address attention: Celina or Douglas Mukabane.

Regina Edesa Munialo

Regina Edesa Munialo

Death has occurred of Regina Edesa Munialo of Agricultural Research, Kakamega on May 31 2010 at Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu after a short illness. She was the wife of Justus Munialo Webala and daughter of the late Javan Adaka and Mama Respa Kenda Adaka. She was the mother of Carolyn Nasimiyu Lavatsa of Kanyangi & Co Advocates, Benson Webala Munialo of LEMA, Nairobi, Andrew Mukhwana, Stanley Nyongesa (LEMA), Philip Mulongo of Dial Up Associates Ltd and Paul Khisa of Oyatta & Co. Advocates. She was sister to Prof David Kikaya of United States International University (USIU), Harun Adaka, Francis Adaka (PKLC), George Azimale, Feda Alividza, Prisca Chembiru, Rebecca Usaji and the late Jacob Adaka. The body left Kakamega General Hospital Mortuary for a requiem mass at Anglican Church of Kenya yesterday. Funeral service will be held tomorrow, Saturday 12 June at the All Souls Church, Kakamega before she is laid to rest at her home in Murram just off Kakamega-Mumias Road.

Death and funeral announcement: Kefa Adagala Luginu
Kefa Adagala Luginu
Kefa Adagala Luginu: 1936 - 2010
Death has occurred of Mzee Kefa Adagala Luginu of Vokoli, Lusengeli sublocation, North Maragoli on Thursday, May 27 2010 after a short illness. He was born on 22 November 1936, the eldest son of late Mama Kavuchi and Mzee Luginu.  He was the husband of the late Timina Vuhya who was promoted to glory on 29 September 2006 and brother to Serah, Tokesi, Imali and the late Grace.  He is survived by his four sons - Evans Luginu Adagala, Ken Luvai Adagala (Canada), Josphat Imbilu Adagala and Phinias Logovane Adagala. The late Adagala was grandfather to Nyabera, Nyarisi, Amwayi, Josphene, Muhonja, Iminza, Kadenyi and Vuhya - all of Kenya and Tyler, Dustin and Spencer (Canada). He was father in law to Beverly, Carol (Canada), Beatrice and Violet and is survived by three great grandchildren (visoni) - Chelsea, Essie and Debby.
Orphaned aged only 10, he quit Vokoli intermediate school in Standard Three to fight for survival. He took up driving lessons and got employment as a driver for various organisations including Welcome Kenya Ltd, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Tigoni Baptist Mission and Turkish Embassy.  One of his employers was a Canadian expatriate, the late Marjorie Butterworth who appreciated his services so much that she undertook to sponsor one of his sons, Ken for permanent settlement in Canada. In between jobs, he also set up a retail business in his home village but eventually retired in 1985 to become a full time farmer.  His work took him to Uganda and Tanzania and attended various agricultural shows where he gained knowledge in modern farming techniques. He pioneered the use of biogas and graded cattle husbandry in his area.
The late Adagala from the Avagisemba clan embraced the Christian faith at a very early age and was credited with shepherding many of his contemporaries become Christians.  Besides being a lay preacher at his local Kisigori Pentecostal Church, he also served as the secretary of the Pentecostal Assembly, Western Kenya branch headquartered at Nyang’ori.  A self taught musician, he wrote lyrics, composed songs and conducted a church choir. But it is his conflict resolution skills for which he will perhaps be best remembered.  He was a peace maker, counsellor, comforter (omuseni) and a repository of cultural traditions and customs of Avalogooli.
His body is lying at Mbale Hospital mortuary where it will be removed on Thursday, June 3 for the customary overnight stay at his home before being laid to rest on Saturday, June 5 at his homestead in Vokoli, Vihiga District, Western Province, Kenya.

20th Anniversary

IN LOVING MEMORY

JACKSON BULIMO ANDEBE (1925 - 1990)

It is twenty years ago when the Lord called you to His House. It feels like yesterday as we, your beloved family, remember you longingly with fondness. We know that you are now our guardian angel looking after us from above from the comfort of the Father’s House. Your kindness of heart touched many and transformed our lives. We are forever grateful for the opportunity God allowed us to share your life with you.

Remembered by your wife, Mama Jael; your sons: Eliud Bulimo, Jack Matanguta, Shadrack Amakoye and  Ezekiel; your daughters: Rose Munala, Mary Hokah Matende, Emma Ayieta, Joyce Ongoche Omwandu, Ednah Munde Mbai, Martha Andeyo, Musungu and Julia Osayo. He was the husband of the late Beatrice and Tabitha Ong’ayo and father of the late: Johnie Ekhalie, Charles Machupa, Washington Ng’ambwa and Phanice Sikuta.

God giveth and God taketh. Father you finished the race. You fought a good fight. Above all you kept the faith...

Jackson Bulimo Andebe

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Mrs Truphena Wambale

Truphena Wambale
Mrs Truphena Wambale

Death has occurred of Mrs. Truphena Wambale, Mother of Mrs. Pamela Esipila and mother in law of Rev. David Esipila, who passed on 05/16/2010.  Friends and relatives are meeting from 6pm everyday for prayers and financial support at 56 Bloomingdale ave, Garfield NJ 07026. Mrs. Esipila and Rev. Esipila will be traveling to Kenya to attend the funeral. For further information you can contact:
Pamela Esipila (973) 668-7068,
David Esipila (973) 930-7003
Aliice Amoni (973) 432-7285

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Mzee John Wamakobe Watsulu

We are saddened to announce the sudden death of Mzee John Wamakobe Watsulu of Butere Kenya. Mzee Watsulu was husband to Selphar Shitera Wamakobe and father to Carolyn Watsulu of Missouri City Texas, Paul Watsulu and Samuel Watsulu of Nairobi Kenya. He was father the in-law to Kenneth Mwaura (KennyG) Mo city, Irene and Brenda of Kenya. He was a loving grandpa to Stephany, Tiffany, Sammy, and Caillan Shitera among many others.

Family and Friends are meeting at the Mwaura's residence at 3139 Lexington Lake Dr, Missouri TX 77459 for Prayers at 7PM and for a major fund raising to be held on:

Saturday April 3rd, 2010.
Time: 2:00 PM

Address:3139 Lexington Lake Dr, Missouri TX 77459

Donations may also be made to:

Carolyn Watsulu
Chase Bank NA account
#3154650367, Routing # 111993776

For additional information please contact:

KennyG Mwaura - 713-478-5735
Ben Shitera - 713-898-7283
Samuel Kurenta - 281-770-6538

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NABOTH APICHI MUKOYA

We are once again saddened to announce the sudden death of Naboth Apichi Mukoya who passed away in Kenya on February 5th 2010 at Aga khan Hospital in Nairobi Kenya after a long illness. He was the beloved son to the late Joel Mukoya of Kakamega a brother to David Ong’ondo of Kakamega, Funny Minyenya of Halala New Jersey chapter, Vivian Ayoro of Virginia, Joyce Mukabane of Virginia, Alice Mukabane of Washington DC, Esther Mulembo of Kakamega, Elina Olindo of Maragoli, Gladys Odera of Daystar University in Nairobi, Nora Mukoya of New Jersey and Elizabeth Songa of Nairobi.

Members of Halala New Jersey chapter will be meeting on 02-12-2010 at 390 Park Avenue East Orange New Jersey to submit their contributions starting from 4pm.

For additional information please feel free to call Halala New Jersey Welfare coordinator Mama Aurelia Onyango at 978-399-8074.
For those who would like to reach out to the family to express their sympathy can do so by calling Fanny Minyenya at 484-620-5909.
Those sending their contributions via mail should address them to Halala New Jersey Chapter -and can mail them to 390 Park Avenue East Orange New Jersey 07017 FYI – considering the amount of money accumulated in hospital bills members are kindly asked to be extra generous.

From Halala New Jersey Chapter Welfare Coordinator Mama Aurelia Onyango

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: BEN ISAAC OYIRO-AYORO

Dear Halala Brothers and Sisters
We are saddened to announce the sudden death of Ben Isaac Oyiro- Ayoro who passed away in Kenya on Friday, January 22 2010. He was the beloved husband to Vivian Ayoro of Halala Virginia Chapter, a Father to Newton Ayoro, Christine Ayoro and Ernest Ayoro.

The deceased was also a Grandfather to Vivianne Oyiro (Moi), Brandon Thomas, Courtney Thomas and Ben Oyoro. Family and Friends are meeting every evening at their residential home located at 9214 Cloister West Richmond VA 23229.

Halala Virginia Chapter members are contributing $100.00 each to assist the family realize airfare to travel to Kenya to attend the burial.
Friends out of state who may want to help are invited to send their contributions directly to the family with checks or Money orders addressed to Vivian Ayoro.

Those in New Jersey can forward their contributions through Mama Aurelia Onyango of Chini Ya Mti. She can be reached at 978—399-8074.
Those from Maryland can forward their contributions through Grace Jirongo. She can be reached at 410-469-0731. For additional information please feel free to call Rose Ballard at 804-922-2765 or Pastor Ayub Kuria at 804-549-8002.
New Information and updates will be posted on Halala website.
Yours in Halala

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: DR EZEKIEL ALEMBI

Dr Ezekiel Alembi
RIP: Dr Ezekiel Alembi: 1960-2010

The cruel hand of death has robbed Kenya in general and the people of Bunyore in particular, a shining star. Dr Ezekiel Alembi, the academic, poet, playwright and entrepreneur, died on Saturday at Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Nairobi aged just 49 of a heart attack.

An accomplished academic, Dr Alembi was also known for his entrepreneurial and creative abilities. As a director of Equity Bank, the late Alembi was in the vanguard of sensitising the youth of Bunyore to seek loans and start business enterprises. He was the chairman of the Literature Department at Kenyatta University and also a director of Kenyatta University Radio. Dr Alembi was the National Chairman of the Kenya Schools and Colleges Drama Festival, the African President of the International Festival of Young Playwrights and also Vice President for the International Society for Folk Narrative Research in charge of Africa.

He has authored numerous articles and children's books and won many awards including the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. Among his works include: James Mwangi: People’s Banker, Masinde Muliro: A Rebel With a Course; Jaramogi Oginga Odinga: People’s Revolutionary, Andisi and the Cat, Brave Girls, The Tortoise Song and Kwa Nini Ndovu Hali Nyama.

While Dr Alembi’s death at the prime of his life is a great loss to Kenya, for the people of Bunyore his passing is especially cruel. Not only was he a role model for Abanyole, his passion for putting Abanyole culture on the world map was particularly notable. He was the brains behind the revival of Bunyore Cultural Festival held each year in December at Ebusakami. His approach in delivering important messages of development through interactive people’s theatre resonated rather effectively with the youth of Bunyore.

Born at Ebwiranyi sub location in 1960, Dr Alembi started his educational journey at Ziwani Primary School in Taita Taveta where his parents worked before completing his primary education at Ebwiranyi Primary School. From here he joined Kakamega High School for his ‘O’ Levels and proceeded to Kangaru Boys High School in Eastern Province for his ‘A’ Levels. He then joined Kenyatta University graduating with a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1988. He enrolled for a Masters Degree in Literature at the same institution graduating in 1991. In 1997 he enrolled for a doctorate programme at the University of Helsinki in Finland where he graduated in 2002 with a PhD. His thesis was entitled: Construction of Abanyole Worldview through Okhukoma Poetry.

Dr Alembi who died after a short illness leaves behind a widow, Patricia and five children – two boys and three girls. Funeral arrangements are underway.

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT : GEORGE MBURU MWANGI - 1975-2010
 

Family and friends are saddened to announce the untimely and sudden death of George Mburu Mwangi that occured in (clear-lake) Houston, Texas on Saturday 16th 2010. He leaves behind his wife, Rose Njuguna and 2year old son Dylan.

Family, friends and well-wishers are meeting daily weekdays in the evenings 6pm-10pm for prayers, fund raising and funeral arrangements at Clear lake village apartments:

1243 Bay Area Blvd Apt. # 1702, Houston Texas 77058

A bank account has been setup at Wells Fargo for his funeral arrangements under Martha Njuguna (Sister inlaw) and Mary Kiarie (Inlaw). Account # 2503585271

More funeral arrangement and fundraising details will be posted as they become available

For more infomation contact any of the following:

Martha Njuguna- 832-221-2973
Mary Kiarie- 832-887-4805
Kamau Mutonya-281-235-7773
Caroline Ngugi-281-772-9749
Clifford Oluoch-713-834-2192
Hannah Muthoni-713-264-2925
Clare Wahinya-832-921-9046
Rose Nyanjui-832-660-8482

George Mburu
Habil Bulimo Omwitakho IN LOVING MEMORY: HABIL BULIMO OMWITAKHO

WE CELEBRATE  SEVEN (7), YEARS SINCE THE DEPARTURE OF OUR LOVING FATHER, HUSBAND, UNCLE, GRANDFATHER: HABIL BULIMO OMWITAKHO. (DIED 20TH JANUARY 2002)

HABIL, WAS THE SON OF  ELIJAH ATSANGO OMWITAKHO AND LEAH OMWITAKHO.
HE HAILED FROM EMANG'ALI ILUNGU, NORTH BUNYORE. HE WAS A BROTHER TO THE LATE JAMES OMWITAKHO, THE LATE SOPHIA KHAMONYI, RUTH, MARGARET, EPHELI, ROSEMARY AND DAVID OYOKO AKALEHA OF KAIMOSI  TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE. HE WAS UNCLE TO MANY INCLUDING: WYCLIFFE OMUCHEYI (Knut secretary General-Emuhaya)

HE IS FONDLY MISSED BY HIS WIFE JERIDAH BULIMO, SON JAMES BULIMO, DORCAS MURONJI, DAUGHTER IN LAW JACKLINE MUNYULI, GRANDCHILDREN: FADHIL BULIMO, JULILEA ILOLO AND AALIYAH QAMONYI.

SPECIAL THANKS AND APPRECIATION GO TO ALL WHO KNEW THIS GREAT MAN AND HIS COLLEGUES AT THE KENYA POWER AND LIGHTING COMPANY, NAIROBI, WESTERN, NYANZA, COAST AND ALL OTHER REGIONS. THANK YOU MOI REFERRAL HOSPITAL DOCTORS AND NURSES WHO ATTENDED TO HABIL. THANK YOU ALL OF YOU WHO GAVE AND CONTINUE TO GIVE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT TO US. THANK YOU AFRICAN INTERIOR CHURCH AND ITS LEADERSHIP. THANK YOU REV. ORIETO, PASTOR FANICE AND OTHERS WHOM WE CANNOT MENTION,   BUT ACCEPT OUR FAMILY'S GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION.


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


James Bulimo

Tel +254 0729352930

Alex Ojero Musumba
Death of Iteso patriach

By Alfred oduya, AMUKURA, Kenya

Mr George Ochokolo (left), the cultural leader of Kenya’s Iteso community, was buried on Sunday October 31 at his rural home in Amukura, Western Kenya. The paramount leader of the Iteso, His Highness Emorimor Augustine Osuban, led a delegation of prominent Iteso cultural and political leaders from both Uganda and Kenya to join Mr Ochokolo’s family in mourning their deceased patriarch, who was also the Deputy Prime Minister of the Iteso Cultural Union (ICU). The ICU is one of the community associations recognized by the Ugandan government alongside the traditional kingdoms of Buganda, Bunyoro, Toro and Busoga. Mr Ochokolo died of cancer on October 22. A prominent businessman in Busia, Kenya, Mr Ochokolo was born in 1936 and has been one of the two deputy leaders of the ICU since 2001. He is credited with working to renew cultural identity among Kenya’s estimated 300,000 Iteso.

George Ochokolo

Death and Funeral Announcement  

       
Text Box: Shadrack Ouya  Sikobe-1928-2009Mzee-1.jpgIt is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Shadrack O. Sikobe-formerly of The Standard Newspapers on Saturday 19, 2009 at Maseno Mission’s Hospital after a long illness.  Son of the late Boaz Marende and Truphena Siebisa.  Loving husband to the late Miriam Wanjiku and Judith Ayoma(Widow).  Beloved father to the late Lincoln, Bishop John Sikobe - Eldoret, Bishop Nick Sikobe - Nairobi, both of (New Hope Churches of Kenya), Ann Muhudia - formerly of First Bank of America,  Christopher - UK,  Irene, Boaz–Gertrudes.  Father in-law to Florence, Elizeba, Dr. Stephen Muhudia, Gabriela, and Betty .  He was brother to Rosebella Khasakhala, Roseline H. Matende, Horipah Akengo Onyango, and the late Phillip Ndengu and Wilberforce Ong’ondo.  Brother In-law  to:  Joseph Onyango, , Khasakhala, Phanice Ndengu, Rose Ong’ondo and the late Habil Matende.  Grand children; Davy, Miriam-Canada, Turu, Jesse, Sambo, Denis, Ricky, Zak, Runo, Naila, Amani and Marende.  Great grand Children, Isaiah and Bebe - Canada.


The cortage leaves Sagam Hospital on Thursday 24, 2009, at 11 am for a funeral service at Enyaita ACK church – Ebusakami and thereafter burial service will take place on Saturday 26, 2009 at 10 am  at his home at Ebusikhale sub location, Epang’a village, West Bunyore.
Friends and relatives are currently meeting at Epang’a homestead and at New Hope Church Imara Daima-Nairobi daily from 5 pm.
Mpesa donations: 07223-79097


Father you touched our hearts in very many ways we will always remember you and miss you dearly.  Your acceptance of Christ in March 1993 was the best gift you ever gave us-this is our hope that we will meet again in heaven.
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IN LOVING MEMORY
BERNARD SALANO MANDALA
Died 22.08.1999

bernard salano
The late Bernard Salano Mandala

Ten years ago the Lord called you to his House. Your departure created a vacuum and emptiness in our lives. We still feel the loss up to this day. However, tears of sorrow have over the years given us a chance to reflect and we give thanks and appreciation to Almighty God for the gift of your life in this world.

It is difficult to accept that you are gone forever but we continue to draw strength from the fond memories that you left us with.  We know that you are resting in the House of Our Lord and looking down upon us as our Guardian Angel. We, your family, miss your wise counsel, humour and sense of security. We know that one day we shall re-unite. But until then you are fondly remembered by your loving wife Teresa;

Your children: Mrs Jacqueline Bulimo of Canada, Wilkister Vugutsa of UK, Pauline Vike of UK, Purity Alivitsa, Evelyne Minayo, Oscar Mandala, Edward Igunza, Charles Madoya, Hillary Amboga, Diana Imari, Barbara Vugutsa – all of Vihiga and step daughter: Honey Muhonja of Kisumu;

Your sisters: Esther Kamonya Wafula of USA, Margaret Khasakhala,  Elizabeth Timbwa and Christine Adisa Eboso of Nairobi; Grace Okiya of Kakamega, Florence Kaisha of Tigoi and Tafurosa Ogwido of Mumias;

Your brothers: Osborne Anamanda, Benjamin Amisi and Francis Onimu and;

Your grand children: Lynda Asiko, Sasha Atemo, Jessica Wamboi, Vivian Mmbone, Cynthia Mukhavi, Frank Ayeza. Brian, Michelle, Faith Mmbone, Harold Makumba, Constance Kelekele, Eugene Salano, Valerie Vugutsa, Lorenzo Ahuga and Caroline Afandi.

The late Bernard Salano was the first son of the late Epainito and Rhoda Mandala of Vigina, Vihiga District. He was brother to the late Ruth Minage and Johnstone Ahuga and husband to the late Ruth Getenya and step father to the late Jane Kadenyi.

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Nora Aliongo
The late Mama Nora Aliongo

Mama Nora Aliongo passed away on 25th July 2009 at Munyanza village (Khwisero) in Butere District of Western Province, Kenya. She was 95 years of age at the time of her death and would have been 96 next January. Mama Nora was the wife of the late Joash Aliongo and mother to the late Aywaya, Oyiera, Ondondo, and Malala. May the lord rest their souls in peace.  She was the mother to Mr. Okwomi Aliongo of Spring Texas USA (former student at Kenya Polytechnic and Lecturer at Railway Training School) and Mr. Arunga Aliongo of Munyanza village. She was mother in law to Violet Aliongo of Spring Texas USA (former Nurse at Coast General / Railway Institute Nairobi.

Other relatives include Hon. Kenneth Marende (Speaker of the National Assembly); Sylvia Omoche Dr. PHD. a Psycho Specialist; Mary Marende a Nursing officer Coast General; Capt.  Willy Marende Pilot 82 Airforce; James Marende of  Los Angels, California USA; John Marende of Phoenix Az USA.; Daudi Marende of Kingwood, Tx USA; Dr. Walliye Loye of Houston Tx USA; Prof. Elijah Akhaenda of San Antonio, Tx USA; Bishop Bairum Makokha.
 
The Burial was  held on Wednesday 28th of July 2009 at Munyanza village.

IN LOVING MEMORY
Elizabeth Semo Masiga (1943-2008)


masigaOn this first anniversary we remember our sister Semo. Gone from our midst, forever cherished and treasured.

She was Vice Chairperson of Kenyatta University Council, former Chief Inspector of Schools, Permanent Secretary Education and Tourism.

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on, that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them. Rev. 14:13
CLICK HERE to read Elizabeth's amazing profile - educationist, Christian, disciplinarian, mother and philanthropist.
babu bernard

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

DEATH HAS OCCURRED OF BABU BERNARD OF MUSHOMORONI, KONGOWEA, MOMBASA, SON OF BERNARD ANEMBA MMELI OF MILAN, ITALY AND ATIYE SWALEH AMDANI OF MOMBASA. HE WAS BROTHER TO EDI BERNARD.

HE WAS KILLED BY THUGS IN KONGOWEA, MOMBASA ON THURSDAY 28TH MAY 2009. HE WAS 26. HE WAS BURIED AT HADHRAMY CEMETERY, KONGOWEA ON SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2009.

babu bernard
mama miriam were

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Mpendwa Wetu Mungu Amuweke Mahali Pema Peponi.

Asanteni.  Mungu Awabariki.

WEBSITE: www.mamamiriamwere.org

Mama Miriam Muricho Odwar Were

01/07/1935 - 03/05/2009

Tunasikitika kutangaza kifo cha Mama Miriam Muricho Odwar Were.  Mkewe William Odwar Were wa Bukhalulu Village,  Rugunga Sublocation,  Khajula Location,  Bunyala District na Matunda Kitale. Ni mwanawe Seth Ngweno na Leah Nabwire Ngweno. Mamake Alice Were Thompson (London), Wilfred Were (Kenyatta Hospital), Mrs Gladys Atieno Nakhulo (Nairobi), Nelson Were (London), Judy Were Sullivan( Oxford ), Peter Odhiambo Were( Yala), Rosemary Were Abuba, Charles Nakoba (NAS -Nairobi).

Shangazi wa  Peter Oguta , Fredrick Were, Joram Kamili, Alex Tano, Grimanus Were, Sebastian Were, James Were, Taabu , Wilfrida  Maringu , Fileria Mukudi , Wilmina Melisa  Gilbert Ochieno, Justus Ochieno, Boniface Ochieno, Silvester, Sebastian, Eliud, Andrew, Onesmus, Vincent Apudo, Hamisi Obusi, Tatu Obusi, Tausi Obusi, Catherine Manea and Joan. Dadake Hezekia Sech Ochieno (Khuganga, Samia) na Siruya Obusi (Port Victoria -Marenga).

Ameacha wajukuu wengi baadhi yao wakiwa: Dr Mary Thompson (Oxford), Peter Nakhulo, John Nakhulo, Mary Nakhulo, Luke Nakhulo, William Were, Oscar Were, Oliver, Nora Were na Irine Were

Mother in-law wa Mr Jerry Logan Thompson, Fidelis Nakhulo, Mathew Sullivan,
Prisca Were na Mary Were

Mnenwa wa Magdalene  Odundo  - Matunda, Kitale.

Familia na marafiki wanakutana  ifuatavyo:

London -13 Medusa Road, SE6 4JW  - (07831216809)   Alice

Kitale - Shamba ya Mama Miriam   ( Matunda) - 0723776690    Gladys

Nairobi -  Imara Daima Estate House No. 854    0731404064./ 0733833290    Charles

TRANSITION

george lukoba
The Late George Omoyi Lukoba
Sunrise Feb 1937 Sunset 4 Jan 2009

George Omoyi Lukoba was born in 1937 at Ebuloma Village Nasira sub location Bukhayo in Busia District. He was the first child of late Mzee Ibrahim Lukoba Odulwa and Mama Monica Christine Auma Lukoba (Namani). 'Omoyi' was so named a Teso name after a loyal herdsman who was very helpful while he was being born. He spent his early childhood with his beloved Grandmother Munyakho (Nakhabi) who was very fond of him and taught the skills of life including how to grind flour using traditional stones (olukina), fetch firewood and water from the river. This gave him a strong foundation for his future activities. He joined Nambale Primary School in 1946 for his common entrance exam in1952 and then proceeded to Nambale Intermediate School in1953 where he did his Kenya African Preliminary Examination (KAPE) in 1956 and passed.


Having come from a humble home he decided to forego further education and opted for employment to assist his parents and siblings. The first opportunity that came his way in terms of his profession was Medical Training School at Kisumu in early 1957 but he later abandoned this course for Railway Training School at Jinja where he trained as station clerk. After six months training he was posted to Tororo Railway Station in mid 1957 where he worked for a short time before he was posted to Kampala Railway Station. He worked at this location until early 1959 when he was sent to Railway Training School (RTS) Nairobi where he trained as an Assistant Station Master for six months after which he was posted to Kiu Railway Station.

He later worked at various stations including Fort Hall Murang'a, Simba, Lukenya, Sultan Hamud, Embakasi, and Dagorreti. He thereafter went back to RTS to train as a Station Master. He then proceeded to work at Eldoret Railway Station as Station Foreman in the late sixties until 1970 when he was transferred to Nairobi Railway Station as Yard Foreman before being promoted and posted to main station upper class booking office as in charge of reservations. He worked in this Office until he retired from Railways after 35 years of distinguished service in 1992.


George Omoyi met and married Faice Alice Mayabi (Namudu) who at present is a Lay Canon in church, on 9th March 1960 and later solemnized his marriage in the year 1979. He was blessed with five children, four sons and one daughter namely Geoffrey Omoyi, Vincent Omoyi both of New Jersey, Samuel Odhiambo, Samson Lukoba and Abigail Omoyi all based in Kenya. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ruth, Faith, John, Brigid, Elizabeth, Joy, Ashley, Imelda, Baby Joshua, Michelle and Aydan. Siblings Peter, Morris, Janet, Maximilla, Hannington, Naliaka, Adhiambo, Nabwire, Patrick, Wandera, Narotso, Nekesa, Khadudu, Thomas and Barasa and stepmother Nabwire. He was also brother to the late Maloba Lukoba and Henry Lukoba. He was also father in-law to Lydia Makhandia Omoyi and Alice Kariuki. Brother in-law to Lawrence Mugala Mugasiali and Florence Murema. Nephew to Lambert Barasa, Uncle to Kenneth Kaunda Odulwa, Julius Okuku, Arthur Lukoba and Charles Lukoba all of New Jersey And also he was a great uncle to Beatrice Maloba of New York. As well as cousin to Abigail Lunzalu and Olivia Kunguru of Texas


During his working life George invested his resources heavily in the welfare of his family including the education of his siblings and children, Land matters and subsequently income generating activities. After his retirement he concentrated on community development activities. He was the first Chairman of the Nambale Business Community, Member Board of Governors Kisoko Girls High School and Nambale Boys High School. He also served as Treasurer of Nambale Constituency Development Fund (CDF). He personally initiated the establishment of Nasira RC Secondary School and as the first Chairman of the BOG and subsequently served as a member. He spearheaded the construction of Nambale Bugeng'i road through Nasira Market and the electricity project from Tanga corner to Nasira. He was also on the forefront of requesting the creation of Busibwabo Location which was carved out of Suo Location. Until his death he was the first Chairman of Bukhayo Council of Elders Association. He initiated the creation of Busibwabo Dispensary. He was a respected senior mentor of his clan, the Bamenya of Bukhayo.


George Omoyi was devout Christian. He was a life member the Kenya Anglican Men's Association. (KAMA). He played a big role in the establishment and construction of St Johns Buloma Church and was Treasurer of this Church. He once served as a member of the Nambale Parish Council and until his untimely death served as Finance Chairman of the Parish. He always offered valuable ideas for the development of the church in general and contributed generously to its activities both in terms of resources and time.
God blessed George Omoyi with good health most of his life. In July 2007 he stated complaining of recurring headaches and treatment at Tanaka Nursing Home initially. He later traveled to for treatment at Nairobi where he was diagnosed with a brain tumour which necessitated urgent surgery. He underwent a successful operation on the 23rd August 2007 and the doctor advised for further treatment for radio and chemo therapy which was referred to Doctor Kannan of PJ Hinduja Hospital Mumbai in India between October and November 2007. He returned home to recuperate and continue with medication. Throughout his treatment the Doctors were helpful to the family and prepared us for any eventuality.

George fought hard and was committed to his treatment never missing any appointment or his medication. While at his ancestral home in Busia District, on Friday 2nd January 2009 he ate all his meals and went to bed and slept peacefully and woke up on Saturday morning to bid goodbye to his daughter and grandchildren who were leaving for Nairobi, however he was not able to eat anything the whole day. He was taken to Tanaka Nursing Home for medical assistance where the Doctor attended to him and returned home that evening. However his condition got worse in the evening and continued to deteriorate throughout the night. He finally succumbed peacefully on Sunday the 4th January 2009 at 7.15 a.m. in the presence of his wife, brother Peter, son Samson and attendant Nicholas.
ONLY GOD KNOWS
Only God know what a wonderful life you led
Only God knows what a loving husband you were
Only God knows what a caring father you were
Only God knows how you adored your siblings
Only God knows what a pain you suffered
Only God knows how you endured the pain without complaint
Only God knows what a man you were
Only God knows that your soul is at peace
GOD GIVES AND GOD TAKES AWAY
"You Lived a Full Life, You Kept the Faith and May God Rest Your Soul in Eternal Peace, Amen!!!"

In Loving Memory
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Wilda Nyanchoka Masaki Harris


With great shock, sorrow and sadness, we regretfully announce the untimely sunset of Miss Wilda Masaki, which occurred on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 in Houston, Texas. She was a wonderful Mother to 18 Month old Merrick of Houston Texas,
She was a daughter to Mr. James Masaki and Mrs. Rachel Masaki and a great sister to Emily, Lena, Makenzie and Tuesday, all of Kenya
Family and friends are meeting every evening at Mellen and Cliff's house (7910 Beech Meadow Ln 77083) for prayers and moral support.
There will be a major fundraising on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 from 6.00pm at :
Safari Hall 9651 Bissonet
Houston, TX 77036.
Please forward this to as many people as you can. We need help in raising enough money to transport Wilda's remains to Kenya for burial.
A memorial fund account has been established at :
Chase Bank:
Racheal Deanda
Account # 773065453
Routing # 111000614

For more info: contact the following:
Mellen/Cliff Omwega 832-867-9862
Selina Kirorei 832-646-1120
Winnie Ombese 832-859-8984
Anne Anunda 281-704-4936
Martin Kuria 713-443-6419
Laban Opande 713-446-6339
Doug Gichana 832-266-7725
Mark Meso 281-748-4320
Rachel Kariuki 832-275-4470
Protus Onyango 713-992-6868
Lilian Bosire 832-797-1977
Anne Bahati Kamenju 281-726-6736
Jennifer komba 832-605-4468
Philip Ngari 281 415 6906
Michael Gathecha 713 826 3698
Hilary Kubwa 713 444 1985
Sameera Sebo 832 863 6892

Updates shall also be posted on www.kenshohouston.com, www.frakaz.com, and www.philsinfo.com, www.publiceye.org, www.mashada.com, www.Bongo5.com, www.DJ-mike.com

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer"
Romans 12:12”

 

Mr. Naftal Onyiego Nyaribo                                                  

It is with great shock, sorrow and sadness, we regretfully announce the sunset of Mr Naftal Onyiego Nyaribo, which occurred the morning of Saturday November 22nd, 2008, in Dallas Texas USA. He was a wonderful father to Esther K Ongori  and Jared Nyaribo of Houston Texas, Harrison Nyaribo and Drusilah Ratemo of Dallas Texas

He was Father in Law of Gilbert Ongori and Anna Kabese or Houston Texas,  and grandpa to Rehema Ongori and Faith Ongori.  Plans are underway to organize how the body of the late Mzee Onyiego will be transported back to Kenya  for burial.

 Family and friends are meeting every evening at Gilbert Ongori's residence, 11719, Edenstone, Cypress , TX 77429 for prayers and moral support.

The Ongori family needs your prayers, moral and financial support, this has been a very trying time for them since as we all remmember they lost another parent(Gilbert's dad) like a month ago.

A memorial fund account has been established at

Bank of America

Gilbert Ongori

A/C # 586011151941

 

We will update you with more information soon 

 For more info contact the following:

Mark Meso                  281-748-4320

Laban Opande            713-446-6339

Doug Gichana             832-266-7725

Mike Gathecha           713-826-3698

Jim Nahashon            281-773-2467

Gilbert Ongori            832-715-5566

Alphonso Machoka     713-504-5869

Lilian bosire                  832-326-7624

Dennis Ratemo             832-326 - 7624

Emanuel Kavumbi         409-750-2621

Rogers/Susan Ngare  281-877-9180

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TRANSITION:

HENRY N MATALANGA, MBS

FORMER COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KENYA

Death has occurred of Henry N Matalanga, former Commissioner of Police on Monday 20th October 2008 in Mombasa. He hails from Mumias District. He was the son of the late Japhet Nerima and Nerea Nerima. He was a loving husband to Rispah, Ruth, the late Jemimah, Mary and Maria. Father to Patrick, Rhodah (UK), Isaac, Helen, the late Steve, Njoroge, Ann, Lydiah, Emmy, Victoria, Eddy, Steve, Joan, Jeddy, Tony, Jeff, John, Kevin, Reuben, Lorna and teh late Jeffy. He was grandfather to Nelly, Sheila, Nick, Daisy, Pearl, Hazel, Yvonne, Melissa, Stephanie, Farida, Wesley, Bruce, Michelle, Candy, Ley, Billian, Tom, Mike, Wendy, Nigel, Henry, Tamika, Brooklyn, Jemmy and Nathaniel.

Father in law to Sam, Janet, Shaib, Grace and Lucy. Brother to Margaret, Elizabeth, the late Patrick, Nelson, Peter, Jane, Sarah, Sumba, Richard, the late Grace, Nathaniel, Shadrack, Geoffrey, Wycliffe and Francis. Friends and family are meeting daily at Kenya United Club opposite St Paul's Chapel, Nairobi. There will be a mini harambee on Saturday, 25th October followed by a fundraiser on Monday at 6.00pm at the same venue

For further information, please ring: 0724 613 401, 0720 630 077 or M-Pesa: 0722 807 012.

In London, Rhodah's contacts are:

28 Mottingham Road
Lower Edmonton
London N9 8DYMobile: 07960 423 781
Hse:020 8245 8905

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MEETING IN LONDON:

 

MARGARET OYUGI, THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE FRIDA BWABI OLUNGA OBANDA LIVES IN LONDON AND REQUESTS FRIENDS TO COME TO HER HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 FOR PRAYER AND SUPPORT.

THE ADDRESS IS :

45 Nicholl House, Woodberry Down Estate Manor House, London N42 TQ

Tel No. 07918611775

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

ENG. JOHN SAVAYI KHAMASI

Death has occurred on 20th September 2008 of Engineer John Savayi Khamasi formerly of Sarova Hotels. He was the son of Levi Tendwa Khamasi and the late Selina Isida Tendwa. He was the husband to Josephine Kidavai Khamasi. Father to Cynthia, Conrad, Ashley and Tirus Tendwa Khamasi (TT). Brother to George Alex (Kendas Hotel, Mombasa, Nixon of Lahash International (USA ), Benson, Ebby, Juddy and the late Stanley Khamasi. Nephew to Festus, Simon Khamasi, Rispah, Zacharia, Joshua and the late Elkana and Hosea Khamasi.

Family and friends are meeting daily at his residence, Olympic Estate House No. 11 and Tropical Delicacies Restaurant, 1st Floor, Data Centre House, Kenyatta Avenue next to 680 Burgers as from 5pm weekdays for funeral arrangements.

For further information, please ring: +254 (0) 721 216 868

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

RAEL MAKANGA

Death has occurred of Ms Rael Makanga of Ebutongio Essaba, Bunyore on Tuesday September 23 2008. She was the daughter of Mama Jennifer Makanga and the late Makanga Obbayi. She was sister to Atichi Makanga,  Mre Jerusa Kusa Anjalo, Mrs Joan Aswani, Kate, Noah Obbayi, Ken Obbayi, Caleb Aineah Makanga and Josphine. Details of her funeral programme will be released later.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT:

BARNABAS BRIAN OCHUNYI (1987 - 2008)

Halala USA is saddened to announce the sudden death of Barnabas Brian Ochunyi, born 1987. He was the son of Rose Apeli Ballard based in Richmond, Virginia, USA originally from Bukura Kakamega Kenya. Brother to Flora Achiko. Nephew to Charles Andola Mango of Canada, Pauline Mungo of Nakuru, Ann Ayuma Murumba, Betty Odinga, Bernard A. Mungo, Linah Ayako Abuti, Christine A. Masinde, James Ofula Mungo, Stephen Omukunda Mungo and Barnabas Ochunyi Mungo all of Kenya. Brian was a student and a tutor at Jay Sargeant Reynolds Community College University.
This was unexpected death by drowning in a residential pool on 14 September 2008, investigation are still proceeding. Brian was the secretary of Halala Virginia Chapter. In the spirit of Halala we appeal for your contribution to assist in the transportation of funeral cottage to Western, Kenya.

Family and friends are meeting daily in the evening at teh family house:
1707 Shewalt Dr,
Richmond, Virginia 23228; and

In East Orange-N.J
‘Chini Ya Mti’,
390 Park Ave,
East Orange, NJ 07017.
Residents of the Tri-state are meeting at ‘Chini ya Mti’ address for a funds-drive on Saturday 20th September 2008 from 4.00 p.m. Checks and contributions should be sent to Halala USA and should be mailed to [390 Park Avenue East Orange New Jersey 07017]

BARNABAS OCHUNYI
THE LATE BARNABAS BRIAN OCHUNYI 1987-2008.
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The late Dorcas Tabitha Ong'ayo Bulimo 1932-1998

IN MEMORIAM

DORCAS TABITHA ONG'AYO BULIMO: 1932 - 1998

 

You left us 10 years ago to join the House of the Lord. Though gone physically, our memories are still filled with joy as we can feel your presence amongst us. Fondly remembered by your children: Shadrack Amakoye Bulimo (UK), Mrs Ednah Munde Mbai (Kakamega); step children: Eliud Meshack Bulimo (Uganda), Jackson Matanguta (Kenya Army), Ezekiel Bulimo (Mombasa), Rose, Mary, Emmah, Joyce Ongoche Mbandu (Nairobi), Andeo, Musungu and Julia Osayo (Mombasa) and co-wife: Jael Bulimo (Luanda).

She was the wife of the late Jackson Andebe Bulimo (1990) of Ebusikhale Emmayoka, Bunyore and co-wife to the late Beatrice Bulimo. She was mother to the late Andrew Johny Ekhalie Bulimo; step mother to the late Charles Bulimo, the late Washington Ng’ambwa and the late Phanice Sikuta. She was the mother in law to Jacqueline Ajando Bulimo (UK), Hannington Mbai (Kakamega) and the late Norah Ekhalie. She was the grandmother to Juma Akuno Bulimo, Sabena Apiyo Bulimo, Antony Bulimo, Rebecca Ayuka, Lynda Asiko Bulimo (UK), Sasha Atemo Bulimo (UK),  Frederick Lumatete (University of Nairobi), Ann Mbai, Johny Mbai and step grandmother to several grandchildren.  She was sister to Mathew Amalanda (Ebusiralo), Obed Onyango (Kitale) and the late Edward Amalanda.

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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Mr. Morris Joseph Opember Symekher
BORN : SEPTEMBER 27, 1940 -  DIED: JULY 18, 2008.

Death has occurred of Mr. Morris Joseph Opember Symekher in Nairobi, Kenya, on 18th July 2008. He hails from Ebusubi Mundichiri Ekatieno, Bunyore, Kenya. He was the son of the late Rev. Joseph Khatima Simekha and Mama Leah Luda. He was the husband to the late Odilliah Symekher and Anasiah Symekher. Father to Kennedy Symekher ( Seattle, Washington, USA), Leah O.V. Symekher (California, USA); Allan Symekher (USA); Joseph Symekher (Nairobi), Flemming Symekher (Nairobi), Samuel Symekher (Nairobi), Zephaniah  Martin Symekher (Canada), Leah (mdogo) Symekher (Nairobi), David Symekher (Nairobi) and Amos Ochieng Tetema (Nairobi). Father- in -law to Claris, Shamilla, and John (Nairobi). Grandfather to Ahmed, Yasmeen, Odillia, Jeoffrey, Alida, Salma and Jaden, among others.

He was the brother to John Simekha, the late Pastor Peter Simekha, the late Henry Symekher, the late Herrick Isaiah Symekher, the late Besi Asiko, the late Martha Ayako Shitseswa and the late Doris. Uncle to:George, Readon Omulema, Dr. Apollo Simekha (USA), Pauline Ingosi (UK), Michael Simekha, Patrick Simekha (USA), Jane Symekher (UK), Joy Simekha-Adhoch (Lenana, Kenya), Leah Simekha (UK), Benson, Kwendo, Abulitsa, Oscar, Luda, Dennis, Ruth, Joseph, Leah, Jonathan, Getrude and Kevin (all in Kenya).


Formerly of Customs & Exercise (East African Community) where he worked as the Principal Customs Investigations Officer in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya when the EA Community broke up. Worked for Ministries of Transport and Communications; Water, Cooperatives; Finance, Kenya, where he retired on medical grounds in the post of Under Secretary. He was the founder of the Symekher Sons Band.


Funeral arrangements are going on in Nairobi and Bunyore, Kenya. Daily meetings are at Garden Square from 5-7pm, Kibera Highrise H7 door 7 and Nkoroi-Kamura. Mini harambee shall be held on Saturday 26th July, 2008.
MAJOR FUNDS DRIVE (HARAMBEE) ON TUESDAY 29TH 2008 AT GARDEN SQUARE
 The body leaves Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi on Thursday 31st July 2008; brief prayers at Nkoroi, then proceed to Bunyore.
Burial wll be held on Saturday 2nd August 2008 at Ebusubi Mundichiri, Ekatieno, Bunyore, Kenya.
FAMILY CAN BE REACHED ON THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS
ALLAN-+254 733 836975,
LEAH +254 722 389709,
SAMWEL +254 712 466771,
Kennedy  + 206 852 1466.

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

JOSEPH MAKWAKA MWORI - 1937-2008

Death has occurred of Mzee Joseph Makwaka Mwori on Friday, July 18th 2008 from Ileho, East Isukha Location. He was born in Shivakala Location, Imusali on 18.08.1937. He was a former chief accountant of East African Airways and HPG Gulf Engineers, the main contractors of Nyali Bridge, Mombasa. He is survived by his second wife, Elizabeth from Tiriki, ten children and 23 grand children. He was the father of Patrick Makwaka of London. He was the son of the late Mwori Shiveka and Cecilia Khamunga (they died nearly 20 years ago). His first wife, Teresa Akhwihonjekha passed on two years ago. She hailed from Iburimbuli, Khayega, Kakamega. He was uncle to Ernest Musalimwa, a former school inspector in Western Province and Wangula Khasiani of London.

Friends and relatives are meeting this Saturday, July 28th at Patrick Makwaka's residence in London for prayers. Time: From 4pm. The address is: 54 George Tingle House, Grange Walk, Bermondsey, London SE1 3EJ. Patrick's phone: 07737 612 604.
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APPRECIATION:

TRUFENA KHASUNGU MUKASIALI

Born 1937

Stella Lihavi Adebola and the family of the late Trufena Khasungu Mukasiali would like to register their appreciation for all the prayers and messages of condolences and financial and logistical support following the promotion to glory of her beloved mother on 27April 2008 at Ebutsunga village, Iranda sub location in Shinyalu Division, Kakamega District. The late Trufena was laid to rest on 7 May 2008.

She is survived by a widower, Laban Muchelamani. She was the mother of the late Mary Muhonje, the late Lydiah Omia and the late Tina Asingwa and Stella Lihavi Adebola (London). She was the daughter of the late Lifwakhala and Teresa Injila. The late Trufena lives behind 26 grand children and 19 great grand children.

Died 27 04 2008

Mwalimu Victoria Lyambila
The late Mwalimu Victoria Lyambila

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The late Benjamin George Lyambila
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The late Bernice Felicity Nangoka

Appreciation and Memorial


RE: Mwalimu Victoria Lyambila, Master Benjamin George Lyambila and Miss Bernice Felicity Nangoka.


It is one year since you drastically left us in that fateful accident on the evening of 4th May 2007. It is our sincere believe that the Lord Almighty has kept you by his side in heaven, where we all pray to link-up with you some time. Preciously remembered by those you left behind among them your children, aunts and uncles; Topi (UK), Prof.  Namulundah Florence (USA), Mary, Beatrice, Cletus, Maurice, Innocent, Makerius and Evans.  Also Josephine (Mother to Benjamin and Bernice). All the grand children.


The entire Lyambila family would like to express their sincere belated appreciation to all members and friends of the Abeingo Community in the UK and elsewhere, the Lumboka Group and all well wishers who supported the family in thought, prayer or personal visits during that trying period.
A High Mass will be held at the homestead in Kimaeti, Bungoma, Kenya, on Sunday 4th May 2008.

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The late Barbara Busaka

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
BARBARA KAKIYA BUSAKA ( 1978 - 2008)

The family of Barbara Kakiya Busaka - formerly of Salford University, Manchester, U.K, regrets to announce the death of their beloved daughter on April 7 2008 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Barbara was born in Nairobi on January 9 1978.


Father:
Arthur Kikuyu Busaka (retired Assistant Director of Tourism)

Mother:
Anne Leah Busaka (USAID - Iraq)

Brothers:
Allan Agade Jami Busaka (University of East Anglia) and        Martin Kikuyu Busaka (Salford University, Manchester)

Niece to:
Dr. Walter Jami Lusigi (World Bank, Washington DC); Isaac Jami, Henry Mboku, Herman Amwata.

Cousin to:
Beatrice Murambi (Standard Chartered Bank, Nairobi); Fr. Moses Erute

Funeral arrangements to be announced later.

Messages of condolences and support can be send to her mother: Anne Busaka

Telephone: 07984 849 820

Email: annebusaka@yahoo.com

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE LATE JORAM SHEJENJE (1974 - 2008)

We regret to announce the untimely death of our beloved brother Mr Joram Shejenje. Joram died in the early morning of Tuesday, March 4 2008 in the hands of assassins while on his way home from work. Until his death, Joram lived in Baltimore, MD with his younger brother Gilbert. While alive, Joram was a hard workind young man, easy going and dedicated to the work of God. He believed in the law of "Love thy neighbour as you love thy self." A cheerful giver who didn't hesitate to help people in need.
Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers and funeral arrangements at the late Joram's home at 1118 Tace Dr, APT 2A, Essex, MD 21221. For more information please contact: Gilbert (Joram's brother): Cell: 410-330-4322 Home: 410-878-6331 Malala: 443-690-8471

Any financial assistance towards the cost of the repatriation of the body to Kenya will be much appreciated and can be paid to:
Account Name: Gilbert Imbayi
Bank: Bank of America
Routing number: 052001633
Account No:  446001730551

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The late Joram Shejenje: Shot dead in Baltimore, America. May God rest his precious soul in eternal peace.
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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: DORIS WEFWAFWA

Death has occurred of Doris Wefwafwa, a former Kenya Women Volleyball Team Captain. Doris, 34, died on Monday, December 10 2007 at Hardin County Memorial Hospital, in Campbellsville, Kentucky, USA.  At the time of her death, Doris was assistant team captain of the students volleyball team at Campbellsville University. She was due to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in social work this Friday, December 14, 2007.


She is survived by her children, Sammy Halai Wefwafwa, 18 and Rozzy Naomi Wefwafwa, 16. She was the daughter of the the Rev. Moses Wanyama Wefwafwa and the late Rev. Rose Wefwafwa. She was the sister to Mary Nasike Masika, Alice Knight Wefwafwa, Janet Nangabo, George, Eliud, Jacob, Kennedy and Joseph.
She hails from Trans Nzoia District, Sikhendu Location, Chepkorok Village. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated between Kenya and the United States with a view to transporting the body back to Kenya for burial.
Contacts: Those in Kenya can contact Doris’ sister, Mary on 0726 528 632 and in the United States, contact Ruth on 316 992 3965.

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

LATE ZAKARIA MULUSA ENZOVELI MUGODO

We regret to announce the sudden death of Zakaria Mulusa Enzoveli Mugodo of Zamenzo Bookshop, Nangili (retired manager, Standard Chartered Bank) which occurred on 14/11/2007. Son of the late Bishop Zefa Mugodo (African Divine Church) and late Mama Safina Vidonyi Mugodo. Husband to Agneta Mulusa (Lumino Primary School). Father to Pamela, Violet, Nancy (Germany), Bramwel and Brian. Brother to Jotham Simidi, Joshua Mugodo, Henry, Rodgers, Dr. Aluda, late Enika, Jane, Janet, Margaret (London), Rose and the late Reuben Mugodo. Brother-in-law to Mable, Dolorence, Judith and Catherine among others.

The cortege leaves Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital, Eldoret, on Thursday, 22/11/2007 at 9.00 a.m. for a requiem service at Nangili Township PAG Church at 12.00 o’clock. Burial service will be held on Saturday, 24/11/2007, at his home Kwa Robert, Lumino Location, Soy, Lugari District.

“May God rest his soul in eternal peace.”


Friends in UK:


Friends of the family are meeting at Margaret Mugondo's house in London on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 for prayer and support. Margaret (Maggie) can be contacted on telephone number: 07846 989 303. Address is 143 Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 3EG. Maggie's bank account details are as follows: Bank: HSBC; A/c: 91 07 59 26; Sort code: 40 05 00; Account name: MS Mugodo.

ZAKARIA MUGODI

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

BOWMAN FRANK INGOSI (25/05/1969-11/11/2007)

DEATH HAS OCCURRED OF BOWMAN INGOSI OF SHIRUMBA VILLAGE, IMUSALI, IDAKHO, KAKAMEGA, KENYA.

SON OF: - THE LATE DR WATSON K. INGOSI AND PAULINE INGOSI.
FATHER TO DEBORAH INGOSI
BROTHER TO NEWTON INGOSI (ABURILI AND CO. ADVOCATES- BUSIA), STELLA (KING’S COLLEGE – UK), LUCY (MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY – UK) AND MUSA (WHITEFIELD SPORTS COLLEGE -UK)
COUSIN TO: – ANTHONY, TEDDY, CYNTHIA, PADDY, AMALO JR, NIVEA, ZAMZAM, WILBER, ISHMAEL, JOSIAH, ARNOLD, KRIS, MICHELLE, VANESSA, AND SANDRINE, AMONG OTHERS
BROTHER-IN-LAW TO SHEILA NAKHANDU (BUSIA), DR MATHEW NG’ETICH (NAIROBI), AMONG OTHERS
NEPHEW TO :- EVANS INGOSI, JACOB INGOSI, THE LATE FRASER M’MAYI INGOSI, PETER MORE (KENYA AIRFORCE, NANYUKI), THE LATE MORRIS MORE, FERDINAND MAKACHIA (MOMBASA), PETER AMALO MAKACHIA (UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI), GILBERT MAKACHIA (KENYA AIRWAYS NAIROBI), JANE IKUTWA (NAIROBI), DR APOLLO SIMEKHA, PATRICK SIMEKHA (USA), BONNY HAMBANI LUHOMBO, GLADYS KHADALI-GERMAINE (FRANCE) MANASSE LITUNDA, JANE SIMEKHA (UK), JOY SIMEKHA-ADHOCH (LENANA SCHOOL), LEAH SIMEKHA (UK), AMONG OTHERS.

BURIAL WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 2007, SHIRUMBA VILLAGE. IDAKHO, KENYA.  MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE.

THE BEREAVED FAMILY CAN BE REACHED AT EMAIL ADDRESS: khayalip@yahoo.com
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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

THE LATE MWALIMU MATAYO SHIUNDU MUKENYA: 1907 - 2007

MATAYO

Death has occurred of Mwalimu Matayo Shiundu Mukenya who at 100 years, was the oldest known Luhya man. Mwalimu Matayo was the father of Abeingo Community Chairman, Mr Juvenal Shiundu. He died early Wednesday, 31st October, 2007 at an Eldoret Hospital of cancer of the oesophagus.

He is survived by his second wife, Roselyne Muyaku Shiundu, 14 children from both Roselyne ( Ms Catherine Shiundu, Mr Peter Shiundu, Mr Dennis Shiundu, Mr Swart Shiundu, Mr Thomas Shiundu, Mr Edward Shiundu and Mr Samuel Shiundu) and his late first wife Arnolda Lutomia Shiundu ( Mr Francis Shiundu, Sister Teresa Joseph, Ms Teresa Shiundu, Mrs Jacinta Mondi, Ms Electina Shiundu, Mr Juvenal Muka Shiundu (JJ) and Mrs Margaret Mukhwana). He is also survived by  37 grandchildren and 28 great grand children.

SIBLINGS: The late Mwalimu Matayo Mukenya was brother to the late Nicolas Mukenya, Sorofina Namachanja, the late Michael Tyemeri and John Mukenya. STEPSON to the late Lucia Malala Mukenya and Elizabeth Atsieno Mukenya. FATHER IN LAW to: Mrs Mary Chirchir Tyemeri, Maliki Mondi, the late Harrison Munala, Rose Shiundu, Jacklyne Shiundu, Caleb Mukhwana, Margaret Tyemeri and Naomi Shiundu. SON IN LAW to the late Cifrosa Chebukwa of Shianda, the late Timona Kasuti and the late Prisca Kasuti of Webuye. Mwalimu Matayo is survived by 10 step brothers, 7 step sisters, 37 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Mwalimu Matayo Shiundu Mukenya was born on 18 August 1907, the first born of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Mukenya, descendants of the Nabongo Dynasty. He attended Lugulu Friends African Mission School and  Butere AAC between 1922- 25. He was baptised as a Roman Catholic in 1926 before proceeding to St Peter’s Clavers Primary School in Nairobi.

Between 1928-34, Mwalimu Matayo was among the first students of Kabaa High School in Machakos where he volunteered to teach lower classes as he attended senior school. After Kabaa, Mwalimu Matayo was sent for training at the Government Veterinary Centre in Maseno. Between 1934-44, he taught at Sang’alo Veterinary Centre (now Sang’alo Institute) and  Baraton Veterinary Department. Between 1946-48, he had overall supervision of all primary schools in Mumias, Marama, Kisa, Butsotso and Bunyala. He was headmaster between 1949 until retirement in 1965 of the following primary schools: Bukaya, Matawa, Bumia and  Mwitoti. Mwalimu Matayo will be buried on Saturday, 10 November 2007 at his home in Lureko location, Nabongo sub location, Enyakwaka village on Mumias-Matawa Road.

FRIENDS ARE MEETING THIS SATURDAY, 3rd NOVEMBER AT JUVENAL SHIUNDU'S HOUSE IN SURREY. ADDRESS IS: 26 SOUTHWOOD DRIVE, SURBITON, SURREY KT5 9PH. TIME IS AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. JJ CAN BE REACHED ON 07730 671 152 OR EMAIL: jjshiundu@yahoo.com

On Thursday October 4, 2007 at (3:00 Am) Teresa Ajiambo Maloba went to be with the Lord. Teresa was born in 1939 in Busia District, Western Kenya. She is the wife of Josphat Maloba and the mother of Ben Maloba of DFI Church Gaithersburg Maryland. Teresa was diagnosed with Bone Marrow Cancer in June, 2007 at University of Maryland in Baltimore. She went back to Kenya in August 2007 to undergo treatment at Coptic Hospital in Nairobi where she passed away.
During her stay in U.S, Teresa extended her passion of Christ at the local Church in Washington DC Metropolitan area (Disciples International Fellowship church). We celebrate her life for she has been a mother, a friend to many, especially to her 3 year old grand Daughter “Nicole" who she spent most time with while she was in the U.S.
There will be prayers and fundraising on Saturday October 13th at Forest Oak Middle School in Gaithersburg starting at 4.30 pm to carter for the outstanding bill and funeral expenses. The address is 651 Saybrook Rd, Gaithersburg MD 20877.
Feel free to call Benson Maloba (son) and Mary Maloba (daughter-in-law). They need your encouragement during these tough moments. You can visit them every evening from 7pm.
Contacts.
Benson &Mary Maloba
7806 Scotland dr
Potomac, MD 20854.
Tel 240-643-2068; 240-643-0829 and 301-299-3268:
Source http://www.diasporamessenger.com/index.php?

MAMA TERESA AJIAMBO MALOBA

1939-2007

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FUNERAL NOTICE: Mrs Salome Anyango Okello, 54

Death has occurred of Mrs Salome Anyango Okello in the Busia Bus accident on 9 October 2007. She was the beloved daughter of Gabriel Ondega and Cicilia Angengo Of Butula Village, Busia District. She was sister to Ann Melonia and Eliandro Okello of Harambee House, Nairobi and auntie to George Wajackoyah of California, USA and Jane Chitayi. She leaves behind a widower, Mr Justus Onyango and six children - two sons and four daughters. She was born on  25/12/1942 at Bulwani Village, Marachi, Busia District and laid to rest on Saturday, 20 October 2007.

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Abeingo Community Network member, Ann Amanya has lost her elder brother in Kenya. Mr Peter Ogolla, 55, collapsed and died on Saturday, October 13, 2007 after suffering a heart attack. The late Ogolla leaves behind a widow, Milcah and three children (two boys and a girl). He will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Kongoni in Soy, Eldoret. Mr Ogolla is survived by 44 siblings from a polygamous marriage. Ann is making arrangements to travel to Kenya for the burial. For prayers and condolences, contact Ann on : +44 (0) 7872 993 053

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

ALBERT VIJEDI ALUBALE

DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
WE REGRET WITH SORROW TO ANNOUNCE THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF ALBERT VIJEDI ALUBALE SON OF MR AND MRS CHARLES ALUBALE (DECEASED) ESTHER ALUBALE, ELDER BROTHER OF DAVID ALUBALE AND CAPTAIN ELLY ALUBALE OF JET LINK AIRLINES. ALBERT VIJEDI ALUBALE LEFT US 9/9/2007 IN KENYA. FUNERAL ARE TAKING PLACE IN NAIROBI KENYA AND BURIAL IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY 15/9/2007. OUR BROTHER DAVID ALUBALE OF WASHINGTON DC IS PLANNING TO TRAVEL KENYA THIS WEDNESDAY 12/9/2007 TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL. LET'S SUPPORT THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SADNESS AND SORROW AND TO GIVE OUR BROTHER ALBERT A DESCENT FAREWELL. FOR CONTRIBUTION SEND TO THE ADDRESS BELOW, IF YOU RESIDE ON THE EAST COAST FRIENDS ARE MEETING AT THE HOME OF DAVID ALUBALE . (See also INGONEWS).

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SEND MONETARY SUPPORT YOU CAN DO SO BY SENDING IT TO:DAVID ALUBALE
BANK OF AMERICA
ACC NO ; 003939676667MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE HANDS THAT GIVE

4500 SANDY SPRING RD
BURTONSVILLE, MD 20866.

TELEPHONE CONTACTS:

HOUSE: 301-549-1326
CELL: 301-537-8431

The late Albert Vijedi Alubale

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Mrs. Grace Majimbo Simekha
16.05.72 - 06.08.07

Death has occurred of Mrs. Grace Majimbo Simekha from Ebusubi Mundichiri, Bunyore. Wife of the late Nicholas Majimbo Simekha. Mother to Irene, Josiah, Betty and Walter Majimbo.Daughter of Susie and Jeremiah Omukuba of Ebutongoi,  Ebutsulia. Sister to Gilbert Omukuba, Benson Omukuba, Ronald Musoka, Milton Mukoywa, Fanuel Pila, the late Jane Jeremiah, the late Mary Jeremiah and the late Esther Jeremiah (all of Kenya). Daughter-in-law to the late Pastors Irene & Peter Simekha of Mundichiri Church of God. Sister-in-Law to Grace and Dr. Colin Apolo Simekha (Kenya),  the late Rebecca Awinja Simekha and Michael Carlos Simekha (Kenya),  Jean and Patrick Simekha (USA),  Joy and Paul Adhoch (Kenya),  Jane and Leah Simekha (UK), Pauline Ingosi and the late Dr. Watson Ingosi (UK).

Burial on Saturday 11th August 2007 at Ebusubi Mundichiri

May Her Soul Rest In Peace

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Pastor Paulina Ayuya Ekhuya Simekha of Mundichiri Church of God. Passed away on Saturday 21st July 2007 – Burial 4th August 2007

Widow of the late Businessman Marko Ishmael Ekhuya Simekha. Mother to Rose Mung’ala, Esther Semo, Priscillah Ongoche, Dorcase Nyaleso, Abraham Ekhuya, Micah Ekhuya, Ishmael Ekhuya, Martha Lwangasi, Phanice Sawanga and Simekha JME. Daughter in Law to Bishop Johnstone Simekha & John Joseph Simekha. Niece to Jackton Martin Kwambo. Sister to Tito Obuhatsa, Loice Khakai, Anna Juma and Washington Omukaya. Sister in Law to Cleopa Ishmael, Veronicah Otanga, Edward Okusi, Patrick Simekha, Rose Isiche, Sheldon Aseka, George John Simekha, Pauline Khayali Ingosi & othersMother in Law to Dorcas Ekhuya, Elizabeth Makhungu, Caroline Kamonya, Floice Ekhuya, Hesbon Jumba, Eliud Muhanga, Stephen Mung’ala, Lucas Olumati & others. Grandmother to Robert Temba, Daina Okwisa, Henry Ndoli, Enoka Olando, Saitoti Okusi, Irene Ekhuya, Silvio Marko Simekha, Idah, Alice Ongoche & many others. In-law to Col. (Rtd) Laban Seme Kamonya Planning meetings are taking place at KICC Cafeteria, Nairobi daily from 5.30pm. There will be a fundraising event at the same venue & time on Tuesday 31st July 2007. Contact Simekha JME: +254 721 920 151, Carol:  +254 723034772, JM Kwambo: +254 724576807 or Wambua: +254 722874998Funeral service and burial will take place at her home in Ekatieno Village, Ebusubi Mundichiri, North Bunyore, Emuhaya District on Saturday 4th August 2007 beginning 10.00 am“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”: Psalms 116:15

 

Late Pauline Ayuya Simekha

Pauline Simekha

 

26/06/07
Moses Muniafu
from Bungoma who lives in Luton, Bedfordshire has lost his mother in Kenya. She died on Monday, June 25 2007. Mama Daina Mwenya was the wife of Mwenya Tulula Muniafu of Namukenge Village, Webuye, Bungoma District. She was mother to Rebah, Joe, Max, Simbi, Moses, Kaki, Ruth, Andrew, Elam and late Julie. Step mother to Irene, Emma, Sam, Claire, Victor and Mwakha. There will be a major fundraising to offset medical bills (shs1.5million) on Friday 29 June 2007 at 5.30pm.

Burial is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 7 2007 at Namukenge Village. The family in Kenya can be reached on +254 (0)722725339 (Joe) and 07230301597 (Max). In the UK, friends are meeting at Moses's house 28 Arrow Close, Luton, Beds, LU3 3LR for prayer and support. You can contact Moses on 07796 555 491. Moses plans to go home on 3rd July 2007 for the burial and any support will be highly appreciated. Click here to see funeral notice in the Nation Newspaper.

Bank: Llyods TSB; Name: M. Muniafu; Account No. 8421160; Sort code: 779511


TRANSITION:

21/06/07: Wilson (Willy) Marende, ex airforce major who flew coup leader Hezekiah Ochuka to Tanzania in 1982 has died. Marende (no relation to current Emuhaya MP, Kenneth Marende) died after a long illness. He hails from Mumboha village, Ebusikhale sub location, Bunyore, Emuhaya District. He is survived by a son and a daughter. His wife passed on a few years ago. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated in Nairobi and Luanda.

Catherine Muhunzu has lost her mother in Kenya. Mrs Loice Shibanda Amugune, 80 died on Monday 18 June 2007 after a typhoid attack. She will be laid to rest on Monday 25 June 2007 at Buchunga village, Shinyalu sub location, Isukha, Kakamega District. Mrs Amugune leaves behind three sons and two daughters and several grandchildren. Friends are meeting today (21 June 2007) at Catherine's house in Ilford, Essex for prayers. Address is 78 Woodman Path, Ilford, Essex IG6 3AX. Catherine can be contacted on 07903 805 179 .
Dr Watson Ingosi
IN MEMORIAM

 

THE LATE DR WATSON KHALWALE INGOSI
2 JULY 1949 - 30 JUNE 1995

 

IT IS 12 YEARS SINCE YOU WERE LIFTED TO GLORY BUT YOUR MEMORIES ARE STILL FRESH.  REMEMBERED BY WIDOW, PAULINE INGOSI, AND CHILDREN: NEWTON, BOWMAN, STELLA, LUCY, MUSA AND ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.FRIENDS HAVE DECIDED TO COMMEMORATE BY SENDING FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO:
 

BARCLAYS BANK KISUMU BRANCH, ACC NO:  8104720, NAME: MOSES INGOSI KHALWALE

 

GOD KEEP YOU IN PEACE