Kenyan man passes away in Omaha, Nebraska

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing away of Mr. John Thinwa in Omaha, Nebraska after a long battle with cancer.

He was the father to Maureen Gatere, also of Omaha Nebraska .  His last wish was to make it home (Kenya) but due to his failing health condition it was too late for him to get home and say his final goodbyes to his other children and parents.

Due to the small Kenyan Community in Omaha there is a great need of extra financial assistance so as to be able to respect his last wish.

As we continue to support Maureen’s family during this difficult time to meet the funeral and repatriation expenses, we will be having a fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th at 1:00pm at Maureen’s home. The address is

6017 N 108th Ave Cir Omaha, NE 68164

We are very appreciative for any little contribution.

There will be a memorial mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm The location of the church is 5419 N 114th St, Omaha, NE 68114.

Contributions can also be deposited at any Bank of America to the following account:

Account Name: Susan W Wagura

Routing Number: 11100025

Account Number :4880 4170 7272

Contributions can also be made at US Bank locations to the following account:

Account Name: Maureen W Gatere

Routing Number: 101000187

Account Number :2455 4104 9475

For further information, please contact

Maureen – 660-528-1439  (Omaha, Nebraska)

Ciru Wagura -214-991-5083 (Dallas, Texas)

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