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Obituary 3: Kenya Diaspora Messenger Archives

Obituary 3: Kenya Diaspora Messenger Archives

Obituary 3: Kenya Diaspora Messenger Archives

The late Mzee Zacharia Odero

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This is to announce the passing away of Mzee Zacharia Odero,the dad to Kennedy Odero of California.He left us on April 7th 2010 in Kenya after an emergency surgery over the easter weekend.Burial is planned for April 25th 2010, in Kagan location of Homa bay district
There is going to be a memorial/fund raising on the 18th of April 2010 @

Dominion christian center
9240 peoria ln
Moreno Valley Ca 92557
For condolences sympathy and prayers you can call:

Kennedy Odero of california:
610 441 3420 or
909 749 9820

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Captain Kwame Waikenda was shot and killed in his apartment in Morehead, North Carolina. Kwame had just returned from his second tour of Iraq and he was gearing up for a tour of Afghanistan. Everyone that knows Kwame can attest to his brilliance, very big heart and composed nature. Kwame, you will be missed and loved by everyone that you left in this world. There will be an Irish wake in NC in Captain Kwame’s memory. Details to be released by organizers soon. (Photos courtesy: Erika Young and Suzanne Gitata). To visit facebook group page in his honor click here

A Kenyan dies in Kansas City


It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Peter Gichuiri Muritu on 18th March 2010 at Kansas City, USA.
He was the son of late John Muritu Gichuiri and Agnes Wanjugu Muritu and son in-law of the late Jotham Nginyah and late Milkah Nyakanini.
Beloved husband to Esther Muthoni Gichuiri and father to Pauline Noni, Alex Muritu, Anne Wanjugu and Patrick Nginya. Father in-law to Melissa Gichuiri. Grandfather to Faith Cindy Muthoni and Abigail Wanjugu.
Loving brother to Wachira Muritu, Joel Gichuiri, Mweri Muritu, Esther Gathigia, Esther Mugwe, Beatrice Wamuyu, Wanjiku Kabugi, Late Mary Wanjira, James Kahugu, Muriuki Muritu and Wanjiku Kiare. Brother in-law to Grace Murugi Wachira, Nelly Wairimu Mweri, Nancy Muriuki, Margaret Gichuiri, Hannah Nginyah, Agnes Gichure, Aurelia Chiuri, David Nginyah, Catherine Ngunjiri, Dan Nginyah, Margaret Kuraru, Gladys Nginyah and Geoffrey Nginyah. Uncle and Grandfather to many.
Family and friend s in USA are meeting daily 7:00pm at his residence:
2614 N 107th Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
For more Info Please Contact
Esther Gichuiri 913 636 4435
Pauline Gichuiri 816 678 9097
Alex Gichuiri 913 488 3310
Pastor Ben Kangethe 913 206 0253
Rev David Nzioka 913 271 3549
Rose Muita 913 710 0724
Your thoughts prayers are highly appreciated. Any donations and gifts can made to:
Esther Gichuiri
2614 N 107th Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
Or in the Account Below
Commerce Bank
A/C Name: Esther Gichuiri
A/C #: 600921972
Routing # : 101000019
Viewing and Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 24 2010 from 11am at:
Gospel Outreach Center
1851 Merriam Lane
Kansas City, KS 66106

The burial will take place at his Farm in Marmanet Scheme (Oljabet); the burial date will be announced later.
Friends and relatives in Kenya are meeting daily for funeral arrangements at R&J Bistro – Phoenix House, Kenyatta Avenue from 5.30 pm.
Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrews Church from 23rd March 2010.
In God’s hands you rest, in our hearts you remain forever. Amen.


It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that we have lost our beloved father Mr. Joseph Macharia, husband to Judy Wa Macharia, Father
to Gladys Macharia. He was the beloved son of Gladys Wambui Macharia and brother to Susan Mwihaki Maina – Nyahururu, Ann Muthoni –
Umoja Nakuru, Teresia Wamaitha – Olkaluo, Elijah Muturi – USA. He is the son in law of Burton Gitahi and Teresia Wajugu – Othaya,
brother in law to Dickens Ndirangu – St. Louis MO, Gachie Gitahi – Nairobi, Dr. Kiama Gitahi of Chiromo Campus – Nairobi, Dr. Githinji
Gitahi of The Nation Media Group – Uganda, Susan Indimuli – Nakuru, Florence Kamau – PC Office Nakuru, Lilian Gachie – Nairobi, Winnie
Gitahi – Nairobi. Mr. Macharia comes from a big family of which he was uncle and grandfather to many.

After short illness Mr. Macharia finally went to be with our Lord on March 19th, 2010 at the University Of Maryland Medical Center in
Baltimore, MD. Friends and Family are meeting daily at 6.30pm at his residence:
905 Clopper Road, Apt A3
Gaithersburg, MD 20878.



Elijah Muturi 301 606 2305 or 240 355 9185
Eliud Nganga 240 645 3440
Judy Macharia 240 477 6568
Pastor Martin Kathurima 240 491 7034
John Ngotho 240 645 8374
Frederick Karanja 240 838 1282
Isaac Kariuki 240 426 5633

Your thoughts, prayers and financial support are greatly appreciated. Please make all the donations and gifts to the account below:
Bank of America
A/C Name : Judy W. Macharia
A/C # : 446015365051
Routing # : 052001633


A Kenyan dies in Georgia
The late Eric Njau Murimi



September 29, 1978 – March 2, 2010
Eric Njau Murimi, 31, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2010 in Norcross, GA. He was born September 29, 1978 in Nairobi, Kenya, the son of Elliot and Rose Murimi. Eric came to the United States in 1999 and through hard work became a very successful manager with the British Petroleum Company.
Eric attended Muhoho high school in Nairobi, Kenya and was a very active member of the Kenyan community in metro Atlanta, GA.
Eric leaves behind his wife, Hanna; their infant son Nathan; daughters, Ruhama and Alexandra; his parents, a sister, Shayla and a brother, Andrew; as well as, many friends both personal and professional.
The family is in the process of raising funds for the family and to cover funeral expenses. You can make donations in three ways:
1. Friends and family will be meeting at Hanna’s parent’s home on Friday, March 5, at 8pm; Saturday, March 6 after 4pm; and Sunday, March 7 after 2pm. You may make your donations at the home, 5567 Wilderness Trace Stone Mountain, GA 30087.
2. An account has been set up at Chase Bank, the account # is 877795658. You may make direct deposits.
3. A PayPal account has been set up for online donations. Log onto; click on the “Send Money” link and follow the instructions. You will need to enter Hanna’s email address into the “To” box. Hanna’s email address is: mb*******@ya***.com.
A fundraising event and memorial service will be announced shortly. Please reach out to Hanna, her family and friends with your love, prayers, calls and financial support at this very difficult time. May God’s blessings be upon the entire family during this time of bereavement, and may his soul rest in peace.
*For more details please contact:
Kevin Mugo: Phone 404-587-4435 Email mu********@ya***.com
Jackob Kaloki: Phone 770-655-9118 Email jk*****@ho*****.com
Karis Nyonyi: Phone 678-665-2359 Email bk*****@gm***.com


It is with deep acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of our beloved Mwalimu Boniface Nguyo Gatitu of kimahuri location,Kieni East District on Mon 1st march 2010. Loving husband of Serah Njeri Nguyo. Loving father to Lucy Nyambwengi, James Gatitu, Anthony Kiarie, Samuel Wang’ombe, Catherine Gathigia and Rose Kamunya (Warrenton Virginia,USA). Father in-law to Simon Nyambwengi, Terry Gatitu, Jane Wangombe and Ephantus Kamunya (Kent) (Warrenton Virginia, USA).
We ( Richards & Rev Grace kariuki) the hosts of Kent, Rose and their 3 year old daughter Neema here in Warrenton Virginia who immigrated from Kenya three weeks ago are appealing for prayers and financial support to enable Rose and the little one travel to Kenya and lay her precious father to rest. Call us on 1-540-351-0714 or 1540-878-1251 to support this precious family. We give God all the glory. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint.”(Psalms 116:15).


A Kenyan Dies in Atlanta Georgia
The late Mrs Caroline Mugo




It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of MRS.CAROLINE KANYUA MUGO; beloved and devoted mother to NICHOLAS MUGO, SHEILA MUGO, MIKE MUGO and JACKIE MUGO.

The death of Mrs. Caroline Kanyua Mugo occurred on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at Northside Hospital. Friends and family will be meeting this evening at 6pm at the residence of the Late Mrs. Caroline K. Mugo for prayers and fellowship. The address is 2804 CREST RIDGE WAY, MARIETTA, GA 30060.

Please note that on Thursday 18th @ 6pm, Friday 19th@ 6pm and Saturday 20th @ 4pm the venue will be PASTOR MWAWASI’S church – BELIEVERS CELEBRATION CENTER 1492 ROSWELL RD. MARIETTA, GA 30062. A FUNDRAISER & SERVICE will be held on Sunday, February 21st @ 4pm at PASTOR G.G. GITAHI’S church, the KENYAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CHURCH (K.A.C.C) 771 ELBERTA DR. MARIETTA, GA 30066.

There is facebook page has been designed by the family and friends to promptly, and purposefully broadcast news in the USA, Kenya and worldwide. Funeral arrangements for the body to be laid to rest are in the early stages. We will continue to send updates via email and through this facebook group page – THE PASSING OF MRS. CAROLINE KANYUA MUGO. Thank you for your forbearance.

The Mugo Family tremendously appreciates your outpouring of heartfelt condolences and prayers at this difficult time. Your effectual and fervent prayers are kindly requested.

We invite you to freely post your messages of condolence, words of comfort & consolation, poems, scripture verses, reflections etc. on the wall.

Thank you.



On Behalf The Mugo Family,
Leroy Gathenji.
2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.






Kenyan Woman Visiting Daughter in the US dies


The Late Mrs Jane Miseda/Photo courtesy of family file


The Late Mrs Jane Miseda/Photo courtesy of family file


Mrs. Jane Miseda passed away on Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 at the John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital in Fortworth, TX approximately 35 miles west of Dallas.
According to a family sources who spoke to, Mrs Miseda started feeling unwell on the night of January 24th– and this continued into the following day.
Her condition deteriorated the following evening. She was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, January 26th after her daughter Loice Miseda called in the paramedics.
She was admitted in the hospital’s ICU. Sadly, she slipped into a coma which she never woke up from. She passed away a week later.
Mrs Miseda had been in the US for a month and a half prior to her death. Before arriving in the US, she was in Canada visiting her two other children, Elijah and Betty Miseda.
She left Kenya in October and she was on the last leg of her trip as she was scheduled to return back home in March.
Mrs Miseda’s death comes at a time when the Kenyan community in the diaspora is getting increasingly concerned over the number of deaths being reported in their communities.
Kenyan churches all across the US held prayers on Sunday, February 7 dedicating the day as a “Kenyan International Day of Prayer” and seeking spiritual guidance over this alarming trend.
The deceased hailed from Gem Sub-Location and was living in Awendo, South Nyanza. According to her daughter Loice, plans are under way to repatriate her body back home on February 15th, 2010.
A funeral service will be held for the late Mrs. Miseda at 11 am on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at:
The Potter’s House,
6777 West Kiest Blvd,
Dallas TX, 75236-3006
Tel: 214-331-0954
Later on in the day, a fundraising event has been scheduled to raise funds to meet her funeral expenses which are projected to be high and the details are as follows:
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010
Fundraising Venue: All Nations SDA Church
Address: 3618 Roosevelt Drive, Arlington, TX 76016
Time: 6 pm
Map of the Fundraising Location:

Location of All Nations SDA Church-Arlington, TX

Location of All Nations SDA Church-Arlington, TX

A Kenyan woman visiting her daughter in the US has passed away.


Location of All Nations SDA Church-Arlington, TX
For those who will not be able to make it and would like to donate, you can do so at:
Bank Name: Chase Bank
Account Name: Loice Miseda
International Routing No. 021000021
Local Routing No: 111000614
Account No. 871477394
For more information, you can contact:
Alpha Oluga 682-241-4470
Leah Ondieki 469-441-8818


Leah Ondieki 469-441-8818
Claire 817-300.7488
Becky Irene Kinuthia 214-780-7167





A Kenyan lady dies in UK.
The late Mrs. Mary Gathara


A Kenyan lady has passed away in UK. Mrs. Mary Gathara-James Beloved Wife of Tony James, and Beloved Mother of Annabell Nyambura passed away after a short illness on Tuesday 2nd of February 2010 in the Royal Berkshire hospital, Reading, UK. She is daughter of Hannah Nyambura Gathara. It is quite surprising that Nyambura was born also on the 2nd of February 1967 in Karia, Kiambu. Those who knew her and wish to console or visit the family are welcome to do so, and should Contact Tony on 01189867586 or 07725592045. The funeral has yet to be finalized as people may be attending from Kenya as she is expected to be buried in UK. Mary was a proud member of the Kenyan Golfing Society of Europe, and this picture was taken after she won a recent event. Sources says she passed away due to pneumonia.



The late Ben Isaac Oyiro


We are saddened to announce the sudden death of Ben Isaac Oyiro- Ayoro of Gem Sawagongo who passed away in Kenya Yesterday. 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. The Kenyan comunity in Richmond, VA are meeting daily at Vivians resident.
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.
A fundraising event has been scheduled for Saturday January 30th 2010 begining at 2pm at the families residence located at -9214 Cloister West Richmond Virginia 23229.
Your prayers and contribution will highly appreciated.
For additional information please feel free to call Rose Ballard at 804-922-2765 or Pastor Ayub Kuria at 804-549-8002.

Kenyan man dies in Houston, TX
The Late George Mburu Mwangi


A Kenyan man has died in Houston. 34 year old George Mburu Mwangi, was found dead at home on Saturday morning. According to the deceased’s sister in law, Martha Njuguna who spoke to Jambonewspot from Houston, the late Mburu was living with her as he prepared to join his wife, Rose Njuguna and his 2 year old son, Dylan Mwangi in Canada where they had immigrated to. The late Mburu was in the final stages in his immigration process.
Early that Saturday morning, after Martha did not see or hear from Mburu, she tried waking him up by knocking on his bedroom door. After knocking for a while and the knocks going unanswered, she opened the door only to find the deceased lying on the floor. The deceased had on Friday night, mentioned that he was suffering from some indigestion.
The initial reports from the coroner’s office indicate that the late Mburu may have suffered from a heart attack.
Family, friends and well-wishers are meeting daily weekdays in the evenings 6pm-10pm for prayers, fund raising and funeral arrangements
A bank account for his funeral arrangements has been setup and the details are as follows:
Bank name: Wells fargo
Account name: 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 information 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




ROUTING # 111000025
ACCOUNT # 488025961416
WIRE # 026009593

CONTACT INFO SADAT WEREMA 972-310-2337 & BREMA WEREMA 214-881-4890.



“The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; May the name of the LORD be
praised.” Job 1:21

We would like to inform you that our Beloved Mother, Ms. Hannah Njeri
Gaithuma (Mama Jamii) went home to be with the Lord on Saturday January 9,
2010 quietly in her sleep.

She was the mother of Emily N. Soroko, Pastor Maurice Kinyanjui of Jamii
international Ministries, and James Gaithigo. Grandmother to Matthew &
Josh Soroko, Nathaniel and Elize Kinyanjui of the USA. In Kenya, she was
mother of Queen Kariuki, Steven Mwaura, Stephen Gaithuma, George Kahera,
Edward Mbugua, Monicah wanjiruo, MaryAnne Nyambura and Teresia Waithera.
She was grandmother to numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

Friends and relatives are meeting Monday January 11 and Tuesday January
12, 2010 from 6pm – 9pm at Christ Presbyterian Church, 12401 Lee Jackson
Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22033.

For more information please call:

Josephat Kimindu -240 476 4816

Pastor Josiah Thuku – 703-635-5000

Emily Soroko – 301-442-7695

P.S. Pastor Kinyajui is in Kenya.

The late Hannah Njeri Gaithuma (Mama Jamii)


A Kenyan lady dies in UK
A Kenyan young lady has passed away in the UK. Miss Augusta Gathoni of Reading UK passed away on Wednesday 6th January 2010 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.
She hailed from Nakuru Kenya. Daughter to Mr. Joseph Mbuthi and Ms Assumpta Wangui .Niece to Margaret Njoroge and Joseph Njenga of Reading UK. The late Ms Gathoni was visiting UK when she developed serious health complications within 3 months and has since been hospitalised for about 72 days.
Daily meetings and Prayers are being held at Mr Njenga’s Residence – 17 Westfield Road, Winnersh, Reading, RG41 5ES, 6-10pm. The main Harambee Fundraising to help with expenses will be held on Sunday 10th January 2010 at 4.00 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace & Blessed Dominic Barberi Catholic Church, 338 Wokingham Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire. RG6 7DA (Three Tuns off Wokingham Road – Bus No. 17 end).
For more information please contact the following:
Margaret Njoroge – 07904504344, Joseph Njenga – 07946729319 or Timothy Kanyonji – 07988050703. Friends and well wishers who might not be able to make to the meetings can send their contributions to the following Account: Acc Names: Margaret Muiruri, Sort Code 54-30-33, Acc Number 37515667 and the Bank is Natwest.


Kenyan mother Dies in Maryland
By Diasporamessenger
The Kenyan community in Maryland particularly those in the Washington metropolitan area are mourning the death of one of their own Mrs. Rose A.M. Osunga Kodula. Mrs Kodula passed away on Wednesday morning, January 6th, 2010 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Maryland following a long illness bravely borne.
According to her daughter Lillian, she had been having problems with her health since 2007 and come to U.S in May 2009 for medical treatment.Mrs. Osunga Kodula was wife to James O. Kodula and mother to Lillian, Eva and Noreen Kodula all of Maryland USA, Tom, Kenneth and George (Kenya). Our condolences and prayers are with the bereaved family as they grieve the loss of a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and sister-in-law.
Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers and support at:
9309 Taverney Terrace,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
A tentative date of Saturday January 16th, has been set for a fundraiser to assist in costs of taking Mrs. Kodula home (Kenya) to rest. Venue and time to be confirmed later. The account below has also been set up for contributions.
James O. Kodula
Bank of America
Routing Number – 021200339.
Account Number – 381020081210
For more information, please contact the following people:
Kodula’s – 301-519-0773 / 301-537-4479
Grace Mumbi Ngugi – 301-938-6726
Kaka – 301-938-6704
Matilda – 240-994-4679
Lucy Kihanya-McCoy – 240-432-5829


The late Ms. Josephine Njeri Karonjo (Wakaronjo)


A Kenyan woman died on Christmas morning after a possible slip on ice outside her home in Irving, Texas. Elizabeth Wanjiru Njoroge was found lying in the snow outside her apartment in the morning by a friend with whom she shared the apartment with. The cause of her death has been ruled as hypothermia.
Elizabeth passed away early morning on Christmas day 2009. She is survived by her parents Sylvester Njoroge, Mary Wanjiru Njoroge, her daughter Malaika Wanjiru Karani, her brother Martin Mwangi Njoroge (Kenya), her sisters’ Wanja Karanja, Lucy Mukami Njoroge, Penny Murugi Njoroge and Jane Nduta Njoroge (Canada).
Prayers to commemorate her life are held every evening at:
Clarandon Apartments
3824 North Beltline Rd #192
Irving, Texas 75038.
Contact the following numbers for any questions.
214-724-5076 (Sylvester Njoroge-Dad)
214-284-5845 (Wanja Karanja-Sister)
214-694-4737 (Penny- Sister)
214-577-8071 (Mary Wanjiru Njoroge-Mum)
972-977-1095 (Lucy Mukami- Sister)
469-878-4626 (Karanja Mwangi)
Wanja Karanja
Bank of America
Acct# 4880 26808808
Routing# 111000025

May Liza rest in peace.





Death and funeral announcement



Kenyan woman dies in Irving, TX


A Kenyan woman died on Christmas morning after a possible slip on ice outside her home in Irving, TX. Elizabeth Wanjiru Njoroge was found lying in the snow outside her apartment in the morning by a friend with whom she shared the apartment with. The cause of her death has been ruled as hypothermia.
UPDATE: A Fundraiser to help with the funeral expenses for the Late Elizabeth Wanjiru Njoroge a.k.a Liza will be held on Saturday January 2, 2010 from 3pm at her parents’ residence (3824 N Beltline Rd Apt # 192, Irving, TX 75038). A memorial service is also scheduled for Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the Upendo Baptist Church (916 N. Jupiter Rd Garland, TX 75042) beginning at 3pm.
We are sad to announce the sudden demise of Elizabeth Wanjiru Njoroge also known as Liza to her friends and family.
Liza passed away early in the morning on Christmas day 2009. Liza is survived by her parents Sylvester Njoroge, Mary Wanjiru Njoroge, her daughter Malaika Wanjiru Karani, her brother Martin Mwangi Njoroge (Kenya), her sisters’ Wanja Karanja, Lucy Mukami Njoroge, Penny Murugi Njoroge and Jane Nduta Njoroge (Canada).
Please join us for prayers and to commemorate
her life, We are meeting every evening at:
Clarandon Apartments
3824 North Beltline Rd #192
Irving, Texas 75038.
Contact the following numbers for any questions.
214-724-5076 (Sylvester Njoroge-Dad)
214-284-5845 (Wanja Karanja-Sister)
214-694-4737 (Penny- Sister)
214-577-8071 (Mary Wanjiru Njoroge-Mum)
972-977-1095 (Lucy Mukami- Sister)
469-878-4626 (Karanja Mwangi)
Wanja Karanja
Bank of America
Acct# 4880 26808808
Routing# 111000025
May Liza rest in peace.





Death Announcement of Wainaina Ngotho, (Mr. T)


Peter Kinuthia : 508-479-3548 {Massachusetts}
Chris Kibathi: 508-353-6454 {Massachusetts}
Peter Njoroge: 404-319-9704 {Georgia}
Dr. Njoroge: 908-447-3345 {New Jersey}
Dr. Kuria: 301-512-8535 {Mary Land}



It is with deep sorrow we announce the sudden death of our brother Allan Mukuba of Bellevue, Nebraska U.S.A which occurred on Wed. 9th December 2009 @ the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Beloved son of Mary Mukuba & Ernest Mwangi. Brother to Grace Githae (Bellevue, Nebraska). Cousin to Dennis Warui (Bellevue, Nebraska), Peter Kahiu & Naomi Kigondu (Bellevue Nebraska), Muthoni Muli (Oakland, California) , Ben Kahiu (New Jersey), Catherine Mutugi (Oakland, California). He courageously fought the illness with great support from his family and friends.
Family and friends are meeting for prayers and arrangements at Grace Githae’s residence, 2528 Hancock St, Bellevue, NE 68005 everyday as from 6.00 p.m.
Memorial Service will be held from 5-9pm (With service beginning at 6pm) at:
Glad Tidings Church
7415 Hickory St,
Omaha, NE 68124
Date: Thursday 17th December 2009
The family needs prayers and financial assistance to offset funeral expenses. Contributions may be brought to the meeting or deposited to

Name: Grace Githae
Bank: American National Bank
Account # 2740354
Routing # 104000854
Details for the funeral will be communicated later, for further information please contact:
Grace Githae 402-813-1780 gi*********@ya***.com
Davis Mwangi 402-740-6986
Apollo Gichema 402-490-0857
Cathy Gichema 443-848-7244
Dennis Warui – 402-990-8125

Naomi Kigondu 402-612-6877



Rhoda maina Promoted to Glory
Rhoda Maina went to be with the Lord on December 1, 2009. Rhoda was 26 years old, daughter to Ken and Rachel Maina of Dunwoody, GA. She was suffering from autoimmune diseases known as Lupus/Scleroderma which caused her body to attack itself, targeting her digestive system. As per her wishes, her family will be accompanying her to Kenya on December 14, 2009 to lay her to rest. Because of the huge financial requirement, her family is now calling on relatives, friends and people of good will to support them in meeting these expenses. We hereby invite you to an urgent fundraising event to be held at:
Venue: Christ Harvester’s Church Int’l, Marietta , GA
(CHMI – Apostle Karanja’s Church)
Address: 4341 Dallas Hwy, Marietta, GA 30064.
Date: Sunday, December 06, 2009,
Time: 2.00 PM.
(Refreshments will be served)
Family and friends will be meeting daily at the Maina’s home from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Their address is:
113 Summer Crossing, Atlanta GA 30350.
However, there will be a prayer service today December 2, 2009 and Friday December 4, 2009 at Christ Harvester’s Church from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
If unable to attend, please make your contribution to:
Ken Maina
Wachovia Bank, Atlanta GA
Account number: 1010258758504
Routing number: 061000227
Or donations can be dropped off at anytime at the Maina’s home.
Michael Karuu (404-395-6906), Leah Kamau (678-576-1416)
Ciru Mwangi (303-931-8381), Ken Maina (678-862-3140)




A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 8, 2009 at 3pm at The Life Source Church, 8855 Belair Rd, Nottingham Md 21236.
Final interment is scheduled for next week at a date to be determined.
To help offset outstanding medical expenses and funeral costs your contributions will be highly appreciated.
Checks can be credited to:
Allan Kimani
M&T Bank A/C # 0201189802
Routing # 052000113
For further details contact:
Allan Kimani – 443-804-5907
Dr Isaac Kuria 301-512-8535
Steve Mwangi 443-621-0551
Dr Catherine Mwangi (kamanze) 443-933-4253
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes: There shall be no more death, no sorrow, no crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4




The late Moses Muniu Gatere



We regret to announce the death of Moses Muniu Gatere following a road accident on August 4, 2009 in Frisco, Colorado USA. He was the husband to Frashier Nduta Muniu and father to Kairu, Gatere, Waitete and Njambi. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gatere of Gatimu village in Limuru and a son in law to the late Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Kairu of Kabuku village in Limuru.

Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers and funeral arrangements at the Family’s residence at 7017 Oconner St Arlington, TX 76002. Tel no. 817 468 3214

A Harambee to raise the money needed to transport the remains and the immediate family to Kenya is scheduled for Sunday August 9, 2009 4 PM at the family residence.

A Bank account has been set up for the fund mentioned; any financial support will be highly appreciated.

Bank of America

Account name: Freshier N. Muniu
Account #: 4880 2543 7539

Account established in the State of TEXAS.

A memorial service will held on Tuesday August 11, 2009 between 4 PM – 6PM at

Trinity Hillcrest Church
12727 Hillcrest Rd
Dallas, TX 75230
Tel: 972 991 3601

Lets join together to grieve and support his family. Your prayers and support will be greatly treasured and May God bless you.

For Additional Information, you may contact any of the following persons.

Alex Ndirangu 469 438 8388
Peter Mbugua 469 835 1210
Rev Jacob Ngobia 972 386 5582
James Mwangi 617 794 3949
Patrick Njoroge 214 404 6227
Robert Thige 469 995 5192
Philip Kuria 214 223 5020
Rose Wakibia 469 438 0873
John Ndichu 682 559 5807
John Mwangi 682 557 6650




The late George Mumo Ndambuki


It is with much sorrow that we announce the death of George Mumo Ndambuki (1991-2009) .He was the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Ndambuki of Saudi Arabia/ Maryland and a brother to Mary Mukui Ndambuki also of Maryland.He was Brother in law to Mwololo Kasamba Kasamba and Uncle to Jessica Ndulu Mwololo of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
We humbly ask for your prayers and support during this difficult time.

Prayers will be held at:

782 Westside drive,
Gaihersburg, MD 20878.

Date & Time: July 31st, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

For further information please contact any person listed below:

Ezekiel Mwololo (301) 828-7706
(301) 216-0785
Julius Mutunga (240) 401-6626
Isaac Mativo (240)505-3437
Justus Mulwa (301)455-3030.

Josphat Kimindu (240)476-4816

The late Francis Kamau Gikaru





We regret to announce the sudden death of Francis Kamau Gikaru of Marietta, GA.
Francis was husband to Jane Wanjiru and Father to Brian Gikaru (13 months). He was son of Dr. John Gikaru and Peninah Gikaru of Kagwe Kenya.
Francis fell sick while attending classes at Kennesaw State University on Tuesday October 13th 2009. He was rushed to Kennestone Hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 11:30am EST.
Family and friends are meeting daily for Prayers from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at:
1457 Hampton view ct, Marietta, GA. 30008.
There will be a memorial and fundraising service on Sunday October 18th 2009 at 5:00-7:00pm at KACC Church, 771 Elberta Dr. Marietta Ga. 30066.
Get directions to the memorial service here:
for more information, contact:
Josephine Njoki Mburu – 770-402-6814,
Elizabeth Mungai – 770-401-5291,
Joseph Njuguna Mburu – 678-978-4424.
Donations can be deposited at any Bank Of America Bank to:
Name on Account: Jane Wanjiru Mburu
Account Number: 334014040729, Routing: 061000052
Account Opened in GA.
Thanks for your Prayers and Financial Support.


The late Timothy Muraguri Ndegwa



Following the untimely death of Mr. Timothy Muraguri Ndegwa due to a road accident that occurred on I-85 in Opelika in Alabama, there will be a fundraiser tomorrow Saturday July 25 from 7-9PM and a fundraiser and a Memorial service this Sunday July 26 from 2PM at KACC (771 Elberta Dr. Marietta, GA. 30066)

Friends, family and well wishers will continue to meet for prayers on the following venues
Monday and Tuesday at 7-9PM at Muraguris residence, 5070 Oak Branch Lane, Acworth, GA. 30102
Wednesday at 7-9PM at KACC, 771 Elberta, Dr. Marietta, GA. 30066

Mr. Muraguri leaves behind his wife Jane Muraguri, son to Joram Muraguri, daughter Jackline Muraguri and brother to Robert Wambugu Ndegwa all of Acworth, Georgia
The family of four will be accompanying Muraguri’s body for burial to Kenya.

We are kindly requesting your Prayers, Presence and even more important your Financial support to help Muraguri’s family attend the burial. Please help pass the word around.

If you are not able to attend, please send your highly appreciated contributions to
5070 Oak Branch Lane
Acworth, GA. 30102
More info
Raphael Wanjohi: 404-388-6111
John Kinyua: 770-608-8245
Christopher Njaramba: 404-702-6310
Simon Nderi: 770-527-8925
KACC: 770-427-0555




Moses Kimani Kiguru




It’s with deep humility and sadness that we announce the promotion to eternal glory of Moses Kimani Kiguru. He rested on August 3, 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya after a long illness bravely borne. He was the son of the late Kiguru Kimani and Wanjiru Kiguru of Kandara, Muranga. Beloved husband to Freda Kimani, father to Allan kiguru, Irene Kimani ,Catherine Wambui-Onkoba ,Caroline Kimani all of Baltimore Maryland, USA & Bura Muriithi of Nairobi, Kenya. Father-in-law to Kawira Kiguru, Steve Maranga & David Muriithi. Grandfather to Kimani Jr, Kamau, Thige, Njambi, Muthoni, Wanjiru, Abby, Sophie & Nathan.
Family and friends are meeting for prayers & funeral arrangements daily at Allan Kiguru’s residence, 9405 Turf Rd, Parkville Md 21234 from 6pm -9pm.






The late Samuel Kisaka Mwawasi


It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we inform you of the promotion to Glory of Sammy Kisaka Mwawasi. Sammy passed away at Grady hospital on Saturday following a tragic road accident in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sammy was son of Pastor Donald Mwawasi and Pendo Mwawasi, brother to Julie Kisaka of Clayton state University and Steve Kisaka of Johnsboro High School.
There will be prayers on Wednesday November 25th at 6:30PM at Believers Celebration Center, where Pastor Mwawasi ministers, 1492 Roswell Rd. Marietta, GA. 30062.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 4:00PM at Kenyan American Community Church, (KACC) 771 Elberta drive, Marietta, GA. 30066.
Funeral arrangements will be communicated later.
Your Prayers, Presence and Financial support will be greatly appreciated.
For more info:
Pastor K.K. Kiroko 678-656-8446,
Apostle Zephaniah Muturi 678-200-5989
Robert Ndonga 770-899-3313
Pastor James Maina 678-365-1156





Death of Simon Peter Karanja (Kijana Wa Yesu)
Our brother Simon Peter passed away this morning at 11.00am in Nyahururu – Kenya. He has fought the good fight of faith and perseverance in the last couple of years where he struggled with severe diabetes and blindness. The good Lord has decided to promote him from this world of trouble and pain and now he is in a better place that we all look forward to. He leaves behind his children and parents who took great pains and hard work to take care of him. For those willing to help towards his funeral and farewell expenses can reach reach Pastor Jackson Kingori at 469-6828879 or 972-8017519. My e-mail is wa*******@ya***.com. During my last visit to see him at his parent’s home in Nyahururu in June this year (where Kijana was staying), it was obvious that they will need the support and help of those who knew and treasured Simon as God’s Servant.






Death Announcement of Mr. Geoffrey Kagwe (Chairman)


It is with deep sorrow we inform you that we have lost our beloved father Mr. Geoffrey Kagwe (Chairman), husband to Tabitha Njeri, Father to Nduta wa Maina, Maryanne Geoffey-Murigi, Johny Karanja, Newton Duncan Muchemi, Peter Mwaura and Joyce Gacuga – Organising Secretary -Kenya Christian Fellowship in America (Washington-DC Chapter).
He was grandfather to Simon Peter, Jeff, Njeri, Ciiku, Bryan, Jeffrey & Jimmy.
USA – Friends will be meeting from:-
Wednesday November 18th from 6.00 pm to 8.00pm
Thursday November 19th from 6.00 pm to 8.00pm
Friday November 20th from 6.00 pm to 8.00pm
A SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21st November 2009 from 5:00p.m to 8:00p.m
Africa Church of Nazarene College Park
9704 Rhode Island Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Josphat Kimindu – 240 476 4816
Pastor Fred Muroki – 202 640 9449
Margaret Nduta Ng’ang’a – 540 848 0032
Sister Joy Gacuga – 202 468 0002
Your thoughts, prayers and financial support is greatly appreciated. Those wishing to support our Sister as she prepares to travel to Kenya can also do so through:
A/C # : 6738261985 – Routing number 254 070 116




The late Mrs. Nellie Njeri Muti


May 01, 1940 – November 10, 2009



It is with deep humility and sadness that we announce the promotion to eternal glory of Nellie Njeri Muti. She rested on November 10, 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya after a long illness bravely borne. She was the daughter of the late Zephania Boro and the late Esther Njambi. Beloved wife to Paul Muti Kamanathi of Wangige , Mother to the late Esther Njambi Karanja of Baltimore Maryland USA, Victor Mugane Muti, Eva Wanjiku Magondu, Rosemary Mugure Akweyu, Isabel Gathoni Muikia all of Nairobi Kenya and Juliet Njeri Muti of Baltimore Maryland USA. Mother in law to Karanja Mwaura of Baltimore Maryland USA, Matu Magondu, Camillus Akweyu, Madeline Mugane and James Muikia all of Nairobi Kenya. Grandmother to 16 grandchildren.
Prayers at Karanja Mwaura’s (Baba Mwaura) house at 5 Sun ct Essex MD, 21221, at 6pm on Friday 11/13 and Sat 11/14. There is going to be a Memorial Service Sunday 11/15/2009 at 11am at ICC Church 3406 Belair Rd Baltimore MD 21213.
The funeral service will be on Friday November 20th, 2009 at St. Peter’s Church, Ndunyu in Wangige, Kiambu District. Burial at the family home at Kan’gora Farm in Wangige, Kiambu District.
Rest in peace, till we meet again.









A kenyan dies in Dallas TX




Allan Mukuba






The late Peter Njoroge Kariuki




The Kenyan Community in Dallas has once again lost one of its sons by the name of Peter Njoroge Kariuki. The deceased died at Parklands Hospital yesterday morning (November 24th, 2009). He started feeling unwell in April of 2009. He battled with the demon of breast cancer that eventually spread to the spinal and lungs. He is survived by his wife Alice Mburu Njoroge in Dallas, sons; Ken Njoroge (London), Joshua Njoroge in Dallas, Augustine Njoroge (Richardson High School), Daughters; Njambi W. Njoroge in Dallas and Monica Wanjiru Njoroge in Dallas, his mother, six sisters, three brothers, several nephews and nieces in Kenya. He gave his life to Christ on August 22nd 2009. To God is all the Glory.

We are appealing to the Community to kindly step in and help this family send his body back to Kenya, his final resting place.

People are meeting every evening from 6.30pm at 5426 Meadow Creek Drive, Apt. 2007, Dallas, TX 75248. There will be a major funds drive on Saturday (November 29th, 2009) at Neema Gospel Church at exactly 6.00pm. For those who might not be able to come in person are requested to make their donations to-

Joshua Njoroge – Bank of America Account number 4880 2560 6810 Routing Number 111000025. In the meantime please contact any of the following people for more information.

Neema Gospel Church Phone 903-461-3242

Alex Ndirangu Karundu Phone 469-438-8388

Maina Kaigi Phone 469-831-9190

Agnes Warutere Phone 469-685-6960

Njambi Njoroge Phone 469-363-7294,

Joshua Njoroge phone 972-900-7909

Professor Gaciri 214-909-5589

Pastor Jackson Kingori (Neema Gospel Church) Phone 469-682-8879







The Kenyan Community in Topeka Ks, is mourning the loss of one of their own, Edah Chepkung Tawarar. Eddah was found dead in her apartment on 10/30/09. According to a close friend of the deceased, Edward Wanjohi, Edah had been suffering from bleeding ulcers. Autopsy results however were inconclusive though a hole was discovered on her throat, Wanjohi told Jambonewspot.

According to another close friend to the deceased, Salome Ngure, Edah had gone to hospital on the previous night and released. However, she was asked to report to work the following day by her employer. She worked on the 7am to 3pm shift on Friday and she was later found dead in the early hours of Saturday 10/31/2009. Ms Tawarar did not seem to know too many people and the few that she knew are doing everything possible to raise the required $10,000 to send her body home for burial. Edah first came to the US in 1998 where she was attending the University of Wisconsin before moving to Topeka in 1999. A fundraiser was held on Sunday 11/08/2009 and an amount of $3,000 was raised which is far short of the amount required. Mr Wanjohi said their wish is to transport Edah’s body home this coming weekend. Her body has been moved to Brennan Mathena funeral home in Topeka.

Edah was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Chemwey originally from Toroso locaton, Cheptais Division in Mt. Elgon District. Sister of Levi, Joshua, Emmanuel and Michael. Niece of Isaac, Bineah, Patrick, Vincent, Josephine, Violet, Rodgers, Evans and Peter Cheroti. Also of Rose, late Jamin, Henry, Florence, Christine and Diphus Chemorion, among many others.
If you would like to help in efforts to help facilitate her repatriation home, you can make contributions to-:

Bank of America (opened in Irving Texas)

Account name: Comfort Holding

Routing no: 111000025 —Account Number: 4810327092.

For further information, contact the following :

Edward Wanjohi: ( 785) 969-2807

Sally Ngure : (785) 845-7980





Mrs. Grace Mumbua Nthiw’a‏



It is with sadness that we announce the passing to glory of Mrs. Grace Mumbua Nthiw’a following a long sickness. She passed away on Saturday Morning November 7, 2009 at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

Grace is beloved sister to Muia Kivuvani and Sister in Law to Mueni Kivuvani, of Layhill, MD, among many other relatives here in the USA and back in Kenya. The funeral will be held on Friday November 20, 2009 in Tala, Kenya.

Our prayers and condolences are with the bereaved families as they grieve the loss of their sister/mother/daughter and prepare for the funeral. Friends and family are meeting for prayers and to comfort the bereaved at the Kivuvani residence in the evenings.

A prayer meeting and fundraiser for the bereaved family has been organized by friends and family and will be held:On Saturday November 14, 2009 At 7:00 PM.At:

The Kivuvani Residence:14901 running ridge Lane ,Layhill, MD 20906

Please pass this message along to friends and well-wishers of the Kivuvanis.

Contact Persons:

Justus Mulwa 301.455.3030

Robert Kioli 240.476.5464

Muia Kivuvani 240.413.3086

Somba Ndeti 202.359.4296

Benja Velenza 240.755.3924

Mutuku Mwania 240.401.7583

Mutuku M. Mbingu 240.277.1028

Kiliu Kieti 301.675.5504

Rest in Eternal Peace.





A Kenyan dies in Baltimore.




The cruel hand of death has robbed Kenyans in Baltimore another young person in the name of Andrew Ndungu Muchai Who was 25 years old. This is another death coming too soon. Andrew had a surgical operation on Thursday 22, 2009, was discharged from hospital the following day, Friday Oct. 23, and died on Saturday night Oct 24th.
According to his family in Baltimore, he was having sleeping problems and ended having a tonsillectomy which went well and was discharged from hospital the following day. He spent the day on Saturday with a friend and he was okay. In the evening, the friend went to buy him some fast food but upon return, he appeared unresponsive. The friend and neighbor called 911 and he was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Andrew was the son of Mr. Jared Muchai Ndungu and Ms. Virginia Makumi (Mama Makumi); brother of Christine Wacheke Muchai, Daniel Makumi Muchai all of Baltimore Maryland, and Eddah Wangui of Mombasa Kenya.
Friends and relatives are meeting daily @7pm at 6404 Laurelton Ave. Baltimore, MD, 21214.The family needs prayers and financial assistance to offset funeral expenses.
There is going to be a fundraiser on Sat. Oct 31st at 4 pm
5315 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21214-2255
(410) 426-8177
Fundraising Party-2: We’ll be having a Memorial Fundraising Party for Andrew Muchai (Biggie smalls) at 5438 York road Baltimore, MD 21212. starting 10:00PM Saturday 10/31/2009. All procedings to help offest the funeral expenses.

Contributions may also be deposited to:
Virginia Makumi
Bank of America
Routing# 052001633
ACC# 446011600244
Burial will be in Baltimore on Sat. November 7th .Venue to be announced.

For more information, please contact:
Karanja Mwaura -410-409-9340,
Julie Weche 410-303-3335 and
Elizabeth Nyawira 443-939-0759.





We announce the promotion to God’s glory of Naomi Njoki Muiru from Rurigi farm burnt forest Eldoret. Wife to Lazaro Muiru Karanja Co-wife to Ruth Wanjiru Muiru.
The body is at PGH Nakuru mortuary. The burial will be at Nakuru North Cemetery on Wednesday 16/09/2009 at 11:00am.


Mother of the late Peter W. Karanja, Jane Kabui Maigwa( Mwea), John Kamau (Alias Karura) (Nairobi) Cecilia Muchiri (Nakuru). Benjamin Gitau (USA New Jersey).
Mirriam Wanjiru Karanja (Nairobi), Virginia Njeri (Mombasa).

will be at Nakuru North Cemetery on Wednesday 16/09/2009 at 11:00am.

God gives, God has taken, rest in peace Mom



We regret to announce the death of Mr. James Kihara Kinyua, “Baba Carol” Of powder Springs Ga. He was the husband to Ruth Kiahara and father to Caroline Mukuhi Kihara, Sylvia Njeri Kihara, Dennis Kinyua Kihara and Michelle Wangui Kihara. Family and friends are meeting at 4943 Muirwood Drive, Powder Springs Ga 30127 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There will be a memorial and fund raising service on Saturday October 10th 2009 at KACC church in Atlanta GA from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. The church address is 771 Elberta Dr. Marietta GA. 30066. Details about the wake service and burial date will be announced later in the week pending confirmation of family members travelling from Kenya. For more information, please contact Charles Kinyua at 404-790-3102 or Edwin Mburuga at 404-819-6253. We appreciate your Prayers and Support.

Melitus Apollo Owuor known to his family and friends as Jack was born to the late Mzee Robert Owuor and the late Mama Salome Owuor on May 5, 1949 at Kano near Kisumu, Kenya East Africa. Jack Apollo who is the brother to Hon. Miruka Owuor, Advocate and other brothers and sisters attended Onjiko Primary school and later Homabay Boys Secondary and Nakuru High School. After High school Jack married his wife Pamela Owuor and in 1973 flew to the USA where he attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and completed his Bachelors and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978.

The late Melitus Apollo Owuor



Immediately upon graduation, Jack Owuor was hired by a paper mill company- Genster and relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1982. While in Los Angeles, Jack started his own business which became successful and allowed him to sponsor many relatives and friends to the USA for further studies. Jack Owuor later contested the Nyando Parliamentary seat in Kenya in 2007.
Our brother struggled with illness on and off and on September 15, 2009, Jack Owuor collapsed at his home in Los Angeles and attempts to revive him were in vain. Brother Jack Owuor died suddenly, shockingly and unexpectedly.
He is survived by his dear wife Pamela Owuor, two sons, two daughters and two grandchildren.
A Committee set up to accomplish this wish
has determined that the costs are approximately
– Funeral home $ 9,500.00
– Transportation $ 6,000.00
– Burial expenses $ 4,000.00
Total $ 20,000.00
The fundraiser will be held on:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: 14911 Calle Las Brisas
Paramount, CA 90723
The Family Appreciates all the help they can get to ease this final journey. If
you are unable to attend, but wish to help, please contact the following for a
funeral account information.
Alternatively, you can simply forward or mail your contribution to:
Mrs. Pamela Owuor
14911 Calle Las Brisas
Paramount, CA 90723
Contribution can be posted in US BANK
#12223582: 153454406734: 0219
God bless you all for caring, and for your love and support.



The late Jane Waithira Eliud


We regret to announce the sudden death in Kenya of Mrs. Jane Waithira Eliud on September 7th 2009. She was the beloved wife of Mr. Eliud Muikia of Naivasha Kenya and the mother to Sammy Muikia of Baltimore Maryland, and Fred, David, and George of Naivasha Kenya. Friends and relatives are meeting at Sammy’s house every day from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm for prayers and burial preparations. His address is 5323 Litany Lane, Baltimore MD 21237. You can also send contributions to Bank of America, Acc # 446018056684, and Routing # 052001633 in the name of Samuel Muikia. For further details please call Mr. Arthur Mbatia at 410-598-6098 or Mr. David Mbui at 410 818 7321.


The late George Onyango Olang (1966 – 2009)



Our brother George Onyango went to be with the Lord on Saturday August 29th 2009 surrounded by his family, close friends and pastors at the Loma Linda Hospital in Southern California. George was preceded to eternal glory by his wife, Beatrice Onyango who went to be with the Lord in 2006. He is survived by his two children, Abraham Onyango, 14 and David Onyango, 11.
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.

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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


The late Samuel Kiplimo Wilbourne


Death has occured of Samuel Kiplimo Wilbourne formerly of Telkom, Kenya. He was the son of John K. Wilbourne and Teresiah M. Njonge ,stepson to Judy Wilbourne. He was the husband of Lucy Kiplimo, father of Sally Jeptoo, Brian Kigen, Betty and Ken Limo. He was brother to Late Nahashon Kiptoo, Emmanuel Kibet, Anne Kagwe, Samson Bor, Mary Wilbourne, Nancy, Abraham, Anthony, Adam & Ruth. Brother-in-law of Mary Kibet, Daniel Kagwe, Hon. Mutahi Kagwe, Peter Njoroge Kagwe, Monicah among others. Uncle and cousin of many. Burial will be at his Juja farm on Saturday August 22, 2009.


Eulogy for our beloved brother Sammy:


Sammy was born on the 3rd day of January 1963. He hails from a family of 6. He was diagnosed with colon cancer about a year ago and has been undergoing treatment since. We prayed everyday and had high hopes on him but the LORD our GOD had better plans for him. He rested on Monday the 17th August 2009. He leaves behind a wife and 4 children between the ages of 11 to 20. We LOVED him so much and will surely miss him for ever and ever.
Sammy was a charismatic, unassuming, caring and possessed a deep sense of humor. His friends ranged from those in big cities to the village patrons of local bars in small towns. In each he saw and admired inner qualities learning from their unique contributions and giving them the respect they each deserved. Sammy was organized and accomplished many milestones during his brief time on earth. He cared deeply for the less fortunate and chose to nurture, guide and financially support those outside his immediate family members throughout his working years. He touched hundreds of peoples’ lives from all walks. He battled Cancer each day as though he had just acquired new ammunition and strength to soldier on. He listened, took the pain and suffering in stride and applied his sense of humor to his daily ritual. During his final weeks, he gave us hope and joked how he knew he would shake a leg or two to some Ndombolo tune in this life, I am sure he is already dancing.
We saw courage, faith and conviction in him that we never knew existed. To his children he has paved a path that is brilliant and would like you to carry on with courage and faith, never giving up. His spirit is now embodied in all of us and we will continue to see him in his children. We will listen to his words of advice as they echo in our ears and see him in all the places that he liked to visit; and through the music that he enjoyed listening to. To all our friends and family, Sammy nods to each of you in acknowledgment for your support. He has joined our equally charismatic beloved brother Nash and our beloved grandma in a peaceful and better place. To those who toiled day and night for his mental and physical comfort, especially our sister Anne, there are no proper words to express the gratitude from those of us who were too far to cry with you. Dear Sammy, we release you hesitantly but with ultimate love! Rest in peace – for we will never forget you!



Sammy, his beloved youngest son Ken and a second cousin’s child.Next Picture: Annie (Sammy’s niece), Kibet (Sammy’s brother in Atlanta), Ken (Sammy’s son) and Lucy (Sammy’s wife).


For more information you may contact Emmanuel Kibet at (770-856-9184) in Atlanta and Mary Wilbourne at (301-302-6352) in Maryland.






BORN 1931- DIED 2009

We announce the promotion to glory of Mr. George Karanja
Njoroge (Mwalimu) of Kariua village, Kandara, Maragua District. Husband to the late Emily Njoki. Father to Rose Wanjiku (formerly of Murata Sacco), Benson Njoroge (Kariua), Joseph Githinji (Ass. Chief Kagira, ) Lucy Wanjiru (Kagundu-ini) , Margaret Nyambura (Lion hills, Nakuru), Sjt. Martin Njuguna (Thika Barracks), the late Mary Maina, Felista Nduta ( Arizona, USA), Elizabeth Njeri (Ass.Chief, Embakasi), Francis Mwangi and Angeline Waitherero (both of Kariua). Brother to the late Mary Wangui. Brother in law to Mary Wanjiku, Wallace Mwangi, Beth Njeri, the late Henry Kimani, Francis Gichungi, Jane Njoki, and Mwangi among many others. Father in law to the late Consolato Gitau (Mukuyu),the late Faith, Irene Waithira(Thagari) Peter Kiarie ( Formerly of Wilson Airport) Annsieta Wambui, Duncan Maina (Kenya Pipeline) and Harry Thion’go, (Kangemi). Grandfather to Patrick Karanja (Delaware, USA) Jane Njoki (Muranga) Ann Njoki ( Uhuru mkt), Nancy Wanjiru, Grace Wanjira, among many others.
Funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 12 noon at Kariua, Kandara.
For more info please contact :
Felista karanja, Phoenix, AZ 480 233-5746
Patrick Karanja, Newark, DE 302 384 1294


Another Kenyan community loss


Memorial service and Fund Raiser for the late Martha Njeri Warui will be held on sunday 08/16/09 at 2pm at Christ Harvesters Church International Ministries
4341 Dallas Hwy
Marietta GA 30064.
Prayers continues to be held daily at her residence from 7pm.
Cheques To be drawn in favour of .
Tony Warui
3175 Souffle Court Marietta Ga 30101
C H M I 678 581 9995.
John Kinyua. 770 608 8245.
Patrick Muigai 404 915 2529.
Lydia 404 933 6335




Kenyans in Georgia have suffered another loss through the death of Martha Njeri Warui.She was the cousin of Lawrence & Lydiah Muriithi Githinji of Acworth. Martha passed away this morning (08/11/09) at Kennestone hospital after a long illness.
More details will be posted on this page. Keep checking.
Kenyans of goodwill will be meeting in her residence daily from today 7pm.The venue and contacts are as follows:
Venue:3175 Souffle Court, Acworth, GA. 30101
John Kinyua-770-608-8245





James K Kihara’s funeral fund
Bank of America
Bank routing # 061000052
Account # 334023404577
In Nairobi, Friends and family are meeting at the All Saints Cathedral at 6pm daily, please contact
Gloria Njambi Ndekei 0721 330957.



Kenyan Found Dead In Her Apartment In Topeka, KS


The late Elizabeth Wanjiru Kimani
We regret to announce the death, in Kenya, of Elizabeth Wanjiru Kimani (Mama Nyokabi or Chiru), which occurred on Sept.30th,2009. She was the beloved and youngest sister to Mrs.Tabitha Maina (wife of Pastor John Maina Kugwa) and


Sis. Mary Gathunguri.. Beloved mother to Nyokabi in Ruiru, Kenya….
We invite you to condole with the family during prayers, which will be held at Pastor Maina’s house on Saturday,October 3 and Sunday,October 4, 2009 starting from 6pm on both days. Pastor Maina’s address is 1569 Alconbury Rd. Essex, MD 21221.
May the blessing of the Lord, that “maketh rich and addeth no sorrow” be multiplied upon you as you keep the bereaved family in your thoughts and prayers.
Your Kingdom Servant,
Dr. Paul Mukundi,
Senior Pastor, Faith & Grace Worship Center, Inc.


May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace.





The late James Kihara Kinyua


Following the untimely death of Mr. Timothy Muraguri Ndegwa due to a road accident that occurred on I-85 in Opelika in Alabama, there will be a fundraiser tomorrow Saturday July 25 from 7-9PM and a fundraiser and a Memorial service this Sunday July 26 from 2PM at KACC (771 Elberta Dr. Marietta, GA. 30066)

Friends, family and well wishers will continue to meet for prayers on the following venues
Monday and Tuesday at 7-9PM at Muraguris residence, 5070 Oak Branch Lane, Acworth, GA. 30102
Wednesday at 7-9PM at KACC, 771 Elberta, Dr. Marietta, GA. 30066

Mr. Muraguri leaves behind his wife Jane Muraguri, son to Joram Muraguri, daughter Jackline Muraguri and brother to Robert Wambugu Ndegwa all of Acworth, Georgia
The family of four will be accompanying Muraguri’s body for burial to Kenya.

We are kindly requesting your Prayers, Presence and even more important your Financial support to help Muraguri’s family attend the burial. Please help pass the word around.

If you are not able to attend, please send your highly appreciated contributions to
5070 Oak Branch Lane
Acworth, GA. 30102
More info
Raphael Wanjohi: 404-388-6111
John Kinyua: 770-608-8245
Christopher Njaramba: 404-702-6310
Simon Nderi: 770-527-8925
KACC: 770-427-0555

The late Joseph Nzioka Kathuka
Joseph Nzioka Kathuka March 15th 1989 – July 13th 2009.
It is with great sadness that the Kathuka and Ngulli families announce the death of Joseph Nzioka Kathuka aka Cap-10, on July 13, 2009 after a fatal car accident, at the age of 20. He attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana, USA and was the former Captain of Mwenge FC Nairobi.
Joe is survived by his parents Richard Itumo Kathuka (Chicago) and Sophia N. Kathuka (Tacoma), his sister Phyllis Kalekye Kathuka (Atlanta) and nephew Jayden Amani Ngallo (Atlanta). He is also survived by his girlfriend Ruth Lydia Dick and their son Joseph Richard John Nzioka of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Joe is also survived in the U.S by his Uncle Julius Musyoki (Minnesota), Aunt’s Redempta Ndunge (New Jersey) and Catherine Manza (New Jersey), Cousins Loice Chepchumba (Maryland), Justina Mbesa (Maryland) and Bruce Mbithi (Maryland). Grandson to Eric and Jane Ndaka and Susan Wanza Ndaka (Maryland) and others.
The Kathuka and Ngulli families, relatives and friends would appreciate your financial support towards the funeral expenses.
The following events will be held in his honor:
There will be a fundraising soccer match in Joe’s honor followed by refreshments;
When: 24th July 2009;
3:00 pm – cookout at Military Park
4:00 pm – Fundraising meeting at the IUPUI Student Center room 309

7:00 pm – soccer event in his honor, IUPUI (Carrol Stadium)

There will be a memorial service held on the at the
Where: Community Life Center at Mount Pleasant Christian Church,
381 North Bluff Rd., Greenwood, IN 46142. Tel 317-881-6727
When: 25th July 2009; Service to commence at 3.00pm
Joseph Nzioka Kathuka will be laid to rest August 15, 2009, at his family’s home in Kangundo, Kenya.
Contributions may be sent to:
Bank of America, Richard Kathuka; Account number: 291006429009
Contributions and Condolences may be sent to:
Address: Richard Kathuka,
2141 S. Finley Rd,
Apt #607,
Lombard, IL. 60148
Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you for all your support and assistance.
New Jersey – Redempta Mutuku (862) 215-0615
Larry and Faith Uku (973) 389-0984
Minnesota – Julius Musyoki, (651) 428-4055
– Steven Muia, (651) 208-3101
Illinois – Richard Kathuka, (651) 239-8523
– Ndambuki Musyoka (847) 571-8735
Maryland and DC – Ben Munyao, (240) 645-3986
– Loice Chepchumba (651) 233-4482
– Mr & Mrs Eric Ndaka (301) 467-5910
Indiana – Daniel Mwangi (317) 427-3528
– Caroline Karanja (317) 938-1221
– Reschelle Karanja (317) 908-1476
Georgia – Ruth Mungaro Leonard (678) 558-5708
Ohio – John Ngenzi (859) 620-5646
– Matthew Muyanga (513) 368-4495
Kentucky – Sophia Nduku (859) 248-6686
Washington – Katumbi Mutuku (253) 266-5599CLICK HERE FOR OTHER OBITUARIES





It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the sudden death, after a short illness of IRENE WANJIRU MUROKI (WAMATHARE) which occurred on SUNDAY 12th July 2009, in Kenya. She was the loving wife of PASTOR FREDDY MUROKI – Vice Chairman -Kenya Christian Fellowship in America (K.C.F.A – Washington DC Chapter).

The late Irene was the mother to KEVIN MUROKI, COLLINS MUROKI & TEDDY MUROKI.

We are appealing to all Muroki’s friends & well wishers to assist raise funds to offset medical expenses and to lay the body of the late Irene to a final resting place.

Your donations may be sent to Freddy M. Muroki

Chevy Chase Bank, Account No. 255 071 981
Meetings and prayers are being held daily until FRIDAY 17th, JULY 2009 at:-


Collage park church of Nazareen


9704 Rhode Island Ave. College Park, MD 20740

TIME: 6:30P.M

A MAJOR FUNDRAISER in DC/Maryland will be held on Saturday July 18th, 2009 at:-

VENUE: Power House Baptist Church
10877 Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville MD 20705.

TIME: 6:30P.M

Pastor Freddy Muroki 202 640 9449
Josphat Kimindu 240 476 4816
Jeff Kiragu 240 277 2027
Pastor Peter Osano 301 693 3771
Betty Muema 301 633 2392
Pastor Maurice Kinyanjui 301 928 5727
Simon Ole Meeli 240 821 4710
Joyce Gacuca 202 468 0002
Bishop George Muroki 724 448 5581
Ruth Muroki 724 681 3818
Lucas Kimani 410 212 3339
Richard Kariuki 443 798 8607

The burial date will be announced later.



The late Rahab Waringa Njenga

We announce the HOME GOING of Sister-in Christ Rahab Waringa Njenga (Wanyutu) of Kabuku Village , Ngecha, Limuru on July 8 2009. Wife to the late Njenga Gatonye. Mother to Loise Wanjiku Mwangi( Kangema), Gilbert Gatonye (Kabuku), Mike Nyutu Njenga ( Dep. Men’s Director, KCFA, Raleigh, NC), Francis Ngugi ( Kabuku), Erastus Karaya Njenga (Gen Treasurer, KCFA, Atlanta,GA), John Ngigi ( Limuru), Mercy Kiguru (Waithaka).

Mother –in –law to the late Thomas Mwangi Ndirangu, Lucy Wanjiku Gatonye, Loise Muthoni Nyutu, Virginia Muthoni Ngugi, Naomi Nyambura Karaya, Hilda Nduta Ngigi and Francis Kiguru Muchene.

Grandmother to 22 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.

The funeral will take place on Friday July 17, 2009 at Kabuku, Limuru.

For more Info: Contact

Mike 919-413-7498

Loise 919-749-7871

James Njoroge 540-842-1263

Kenyan Man Dies in Tempe, AZ
Martin Mungai Njogu went home to be with the Lord on Monday June 22, 2009 at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital in Tempe, AZ. His body rests at Harpers Funeral Home pending transfer to Kenya.
Martin Njogu hails from Tabuga sublocation, Lanet, Nakuru District. He attended Bemidji State University (MN) from 2001 and later moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2003.
He is the son of the Late David Mungai Njogu and Jane Nyawira Njogu.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Your support, prayers and contributions are appreciated. Contributions may be wired to:
Act Name: Pauline Wangui Njogu (sister)
Bank Name: Wachovia
Act Number: 1010123201607
For further information and updates, please call:
Pauline W. Njogu – 480.894.5422



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


The late Jennifer Waithira Ngaine

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the sudden death of Jennifer Waithira Ngaine of Maryland, USA on May 14, 2009. Daughter to Rachi & Wairimu Ngaine, Sister to Jedie Ngaine-Randiki, Joanne Ngaine-Jones and Njeri Ngaine-Jones all of Maryland. Sister-in law to William Randiki, Diante Jones’ and Richard Jones (MD), Aunt to Qiarra,arra, Alante’, Tifani, Bryauna, Joseph, Sierra, Hannah (MD), Nicholas, Alex (Missouri), Niece to Joseph & Susan Mwangi (DE), Flora (MD), Cousin to Kinuthia & Sarah Kimani (Missouri), Njeri (DE), Kiambi (MD), Lydiah (MI), Kinuthia Gacheru (NE), a host of aunts, uncles and cousins in Kenya, Switzerland, Italy, Dubai, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Boston, Missouri, and granddaughter to the Late William & Martha Kinuthia, late David Ngaine and Grace Ngaine (Kenya).

Prayers and funeral expenses fundraising will be held at the Ngaine residence on Saturday, May 23rd at 4pm.

The address is:

10811 Cherry Blossom Ct.

Adelphi, Maryland 20783

Funeral will take place on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

Fort Lincoln Funeral Home

3401 Bladensburg Road

Brentwood, Maryland 20722

301-887-4900 or 301-864-5090

For additional information please contact:

William Randiki – 301-792-8692

Angela Seegars – 301-651-6741

Thank you.



It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of our dear brother Mr. Wainaina Ngotho, (Mr. T) on 12/17/09 after a long illness. Husband to Anne Njeri Mung’ara Ngotho. Father to Njeri Wainaina, Ngotho Wainaina and Wanjiru Wainaina (Ciru)
USA family and friends will be meeting daily at their residence 15 Sprague Avenue Chelmsford MA from 6 pm.
Fundraising and Memorial Service will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm at
PCEA Ushindi Church
452 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 452-0442
Next to Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
Date: Sunday 27, December 2009
The family needs prayers and financial assistance to offset funeral expenses. Contributions may be brought to the meetings or to the Harambee or deposited to
Bank: Bank of America
Account Name: Ngotho Wainaina
Account #: 0046-3170-6339
Routing #: 011000138
For more information contact
Anne Njeri Mung’ara Ngotho: 978-828-4201 or 978-259-8232



– Saturday December 26th
Montgomery Hills Baptist Church
9727 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-1458

Viewing – 10:00 am – 11:00 am Sharp.

Kindly please come with your donations tomorrow evening

(Sunday Dec. 20th 7:00pm) to the Muturi’s Home

2811 – Terrace Drive Apt. 115

Chevy Chase MD 20815

And all through next week.


Jane W. Njoroge


Can be sent directly to Bank of America – Account Name Jane W. Njoroge. Provide address 2811 Terrace drive Apt. 115 Chevy Chase MD 20815 to verify account information





For more details please contact:
George Wainaina – 240-350-1534
Peter Chege- 301-806-0511
Peris Karanja- 301-452-2800
Pastor Gatambia- 301-802-8794



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