A Kenyan man Andrew Ndungu Muchai passes away in Baltimore MD
Thank you for your financial contributions. We are short about $6,000 and urging brethren to help. Make Thursday Nov 5th the day to close the gap, bring a contribution to 6404 Laureton Ave during the prayer meeting (7 PM) or deposit to the account below.
Bank of America
Viewing – Friday Nov. 6th, from 4pm
Vaughn C Greene Funeral Service
4905 York Rd, Baltimore , MD 21212 .
Funeral Service Sat. Nov. 7th at 9:30am
Kingdom Worship Center
6419 York Road
Towson , Maryland 21212
Burial – Sat. Nov 7th at 1 pm
Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens
5598 Trumps Mill Road
Baltimore , MD 21206
A Kenyan dies in Baltimore.
A Kenyan man Andrew Ndungu Muchai passes away in Baltimore MD
Baltimore, MD 21214-2255
Contributions may also be deposited to:
Bank of America
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A facebook page has been created by the George Onyango funeral committee to help disseminate information to friends and well wishers in the US, Kenya and all over the world. Plans of laying our brother’s body to rest are right now at an early stage but will be updating you with new information as it comes in so please make sure to log in on a regular basis.
For those living in Southern California, there will be a prayer meeting, fellowship and support at Dr. & Mrs. Masinde’s residence located at 34467 Yale Dr. Yucaipa, CA 92399. You can reach Dr. Masinde at Tel. (909) 556 5893.First meeting was last night (Sunday Aug 30th) and many people turned up and it was very encouraging.
There will be two other meetings:
Wednesday September 2nd 2009 at 7:30pm & Friday September 4th 2009 at 7:30pm. Please attend if you can.
There will also be a fundraising/Harambee at KICC Church located at 2171 West Lincoln Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92411 on Sunday September 13th starting from 1:30pm. The church Tel. number is (909) 880 2953.
A memorial service celebrating the life of our brother will be announced later.
For those who cannot make it to these functions, plans are underway to open 2 bank accounts. One will be for the funeral expenses and the other one for Abraham and David’s trust fund. Details will be posted on this page.Please keep checking here.
We are strong in the midst of this tragedy because we know our brother is now at a safe place free from pain and worry. We bear his testimony he was born again and actively involved at KICC church where he was serving as a church council member and secretary of the church constitution committee. Let us continue to uphold the family in prayer.
THE LORD GIVETH AND THE LORD TAKETH AWAY. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD. Job 1:21
Teens plead not guilty in near-fatal beating of Kenyan caretaker
Stacia Glenn, Staff Writer
Two teenagers charged with using a steam iron and wooden closet pole to severely beat their caretaker at a Yucaipa group home pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning.
Carlos Dubose, 17, of Oakland, and Davion Whitmore, 16, of Long Beach, were arraigned in San Bernardino Superior Court on charges of attempted murder, carjacking, second-degree robbery and evading an officer with willful disregard.
They also face a special allegation for inflicting great bodily harm, according to a criminal complaint. Both juveniles have been charged as adults.
Carlos and Davion are being held at San Bernardino Juvenile Hall and are scheduled to return to court Sept. 3 for a pre-preliminary hearing. A judge set their bail at $750,000.
Authorities said the teens attacked 43-year-old George Onyango late Saturday after one of them was denied a pass to leave the Aiming High Treatment Center on Fifth Place. The privately-owned group home is not a lockdown facility.
Sheriff’s deputies, who were called to the home by another probationer who lived there, found Onyango unconscious and bound in a bedroom closet. The teens allegedly stole money and clothing before escaping in the caretaker’s Honda.
A California Highway Patrol officer, who was unaware that the teens were wanted for attempted murder, tried to pull them over for a lane change violation. An 120 mph chase into Fontana commenced before Carlos and Davion exited the 10 Freeway at Sierra Avenue and crashed into a center median.
Onyango remains in critical condition on life support. He is suffering from severe brain damage and paralysis, officials said.
Since the teen probationers were being held in a private group home, the Probation Department does not have information on them.
Spokeswoman Susanne Pastuschek said Alameda County contacted them in July to advise that Carlos would be residing at the Yucaipa group home. Detectives say Davion is a documented Long Beach gang member.#00579c;”>http://www.whittierdailynews.com/california/ci_13208505
Kenyan Man Dies in Worcester, MA
A 38 year old man in Worcester has died. Mr. David Muhia who lives in Worcester, MA and hails from Kiambu, Kenya died on Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
According to reliable sources in Worcester, Mr. Muhia developed a blood clot after an injury in one of his arm. He sought medical help and was put on Coumadin (A drug that helps in dissolving a clot, namely blood thinner). Friends believe he has been on this drug for over a year now.
On this particular night, our source reveals, he felt sick and very dizzy in the middle of the night. He was alone in his apartment, as he is unmarried. He called 911 when he felt like it was getting worse and was unable to get out of bed. He actually told the 911 dispatcher that they would even break in as he was so sick to get out of bed. The ambulance arrived shortly after 4.00am in the morning on Wednesday. The EMT staff tried all they could but it was too late, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the St Vincent Hospital where he was taken.
Mr. Muhia has no known close relatives in the USA. Friends are meeting daily at the Compassionate Gospel Church on 70 James Street Suite 139B from 6.00 pm for prayers and arrangement to transport the body to Kenya. A condolences book and a funding raising book have been opened and one can find it at Safari Cafe on Chandler Street, Worcester, MA.
A major prayer has been scheduled for Wednesday July 1st 2009 at the same venue, 70 James Street suite 139B starting at 6.00pm.
The main harambee/ fundraising has been tentatively been scheduled for Sunday July 5th 2009 at the same aforesaid venue.
Kenyans and all well wishers are requested to come forth and assist in this very tragic and untimely death of one of our own.
For more information please call:
Allan Waigera: Tel 508-769-3180
A Kenyan Dies in his sleep in Baltimore.
Baltimore is mourning again after the death of Reuben Muchene Njuguna of Rosedale, Baltimore MD (USA) who died in his sleep. According to his cousin John Muthiora, Reuben was a nurse and worked at night and usually sleept during the day. Yesterday morning Tuesday the 17th March, he came back from work in the morning and talked for a while with his aunt Salome Wanjiku (Nyina wa Nyambura) whom he was staying with. He went to bed at 9.00 AM and around 5.00PM, His alarm went off and rang for a while that the Aunt went to check why he was not waking up. When she tried waking him up, he did not respond and it is then that she sensed danger and decided to call 911 who came and confirmed that he was dead for several hours. The cause of his death is not known for now and they are awaiting for the medical examiner to inform them once they are done with their part.
Reuben Muchene was a dear friend to Zipporah “zippy”Wangari mwangi, a loving father to Joshua Gitau Muchene 1.5 yr old all of Baltimore MD. He is a dear son to Mr. Stephen Gitau Njuguna and Mrs. Ruth Nduta, brother to Johnston Muthiora, and William Njuguna all of Seattle Washington (USA). He is a cousin to John Muthiora (Virginia USA), Mumbi Hinga, Jeannette both of Seattle Washington, William Njuguna (Atlanta) Damaris Njuguna (Texas) and many more. He is a nephew to Salome Wanjiku (Virginia), Njeri Njuguna, Wairimu, Peter Muchene Njuguna all of Seattle and many more.
Family and friends are meeting Daily at 6 pm for prayers and funeral arrangements at the following locations.
Baltimore Memorial Service/Fundraiser: There will be a memorial service on Sunday, March 22nd 2009 at ICC ANGLICAN CHURCH. 3406 Belair Road Baltimore, MD 21213 commencing at 4pm.
Baltimore Viewing: Tuesday March 24th 2009 at Vaughn Greene Funeral Home. 4905 York Rd Baltimore MD 21212. From 4-8 pm
Funeral: Funeral Arrangements still going on. More details soon.
The funeral will be held on Saturday March 28th in Seattle Washington U.S.A. A Memorial service will be held in Karen at the Residence of the late Dr. Johnstonne Muthiora, opposite NEGEST on Dagorretti Karen Road on Saturday 28th March at 2 pm.
Baltimore: Wangari’s residence: 8741 Jarwood rd, Rosedale MD 21237
Seattle: Njuguna,s Residence: 11539 62 ave, south Seattle, Washinton 98178
For more information please contact:
John Muthiora 703-459-6751
Hotensiah Wanjiku: 410-456-5812
Zipporah wangari: 410-218-1529;
Caroline Njane: 443-226-0190
Elias Mariga: 410-963-5896
Stephen Njuguna: 206-271-9755
Wairimu Hinga: 206-372-2598
Njeri Njuguna: 206-372-2602
Kenyan student dies in India
SALEM: A Kenyan girl student, studying in a private medical college in India, died in a private hospital on Sunday after she reportedly fell sick suddenly in her house.
Police said that Evelyn Mumbi Karumba (23) from Kenya, who was studying 5th year medicine in the college, stayed with her friends at a house in Alagapuram colony.
It is said that on Saturday night she developed nausea and started vomiting blood.
The Kenyan High Commission was informed, which in turn conveyed the news of the death to the girl’s parents.
Kalembe Ndile TV row over Obama
A Kenyan ex-minister has given a TV to officials going to the US for Barack Obama’s inauguration, saying they should watch the ceremony at home.
Kalembe Ndile said the trip was a waste of taxpayers’ money, especially as the delegation has not been invited and so would watch it from their hotel rooms.
The row comes as Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki asks for international assistance to cope with food shortages.
Mr Obama’s father was Kenyan and the country takes great pride in him.
A public holiday was declared when he was elected US president last November.
Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reports that officials refused to let Mr Ndile into the foreign affairs ministry, so he left the 21-inch TV outside the front door.
The US ambassador to Kenya has said that only accredited diplomats in Washington will be invited to represent their countries at the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday.
But Foreign Minister Moses Wetang’ula is still leading a sizeable official delegation.
They will attend a party on the eve of the inauguration, not the main event, the Daily Nation says.
As well as the officials, some of Mr Obama’s Kenyan relatives are also going travelling to attend the ceremonies.
The BBC’s Caroline Karobia in the capital, Nairobi, says they have refused to say whether they are attending the main inauguration.
Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki on Friday appealed for some $400m to help feed 10 million people – more than a quarter of the population.
Last week, he said he was declaring a national emergency because of the food shortages.
Officials have since denied accusations that corruption in the agriculture ministry were behind the lack of maize.
Our correspondent says former Assistant Minister of Tourism Mr Ndile is known to court publicity.
In 2007, he was one of 30 assistant ministers who said they did not have enough work to do.
“I’m treated like a shadow and only learn of issues in my ministry through the press,” he said at the time.