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Kenyan father dies few weeks after arriving in US for daughter’s wedding

Kenyan father dies few weeks after arriving in US for daughter’s wedding
Kenyan father dies few weeks after arriving in US for daughter's weddingAn unimaginable misfortune has befallen our friend and sister Ruth Wainaina-Rivers here in Houston. Her parents, Mr. Stephen Wainaina and Mrs. Winnie Wainaina flew from Kenya to Houston, TX on 9/2/2015 to attend the auspicious occasion of their daughter’s wedding on 9/06/15 to Herschel Rivers. A day after his arrival in Houston, he rapidly fell ill and had to be resuscitated by his daughter as they awaited the ambulance. He was rushed to ICU where he remained until the Lord called upon him early Tuesday morning on 9/29/2015. He was unable to walk his daughter down the aisle, and it broke her heart. We all are taking comfort that he did see his daughter and gave his blessing, before he left us.

Mr. Wainaina is survived by his loving Wife -Winnie Wainaina, Son – Evan Wainaina, and 4 daughters – Irene Macharia, Serah Waithera, Lisa Wainaina and Ruth Wainaina-Rivers and his new son-in-law – Herschel Rivers.

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The community is coming together to shower love on our sister as she makes arrangements to take her father’s body home with love and honor. Expenses to cover transport to Kenya and funeral services are hefty and we are urgently binding together with a goal of $20,000 to assist our newly wed sister to lay her father at his birth home, and allow his soul to come to peace.

A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd at Celebration Party Hall located at 6237 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX 77083 starting at 6 p.m.

Accounting information

Bank of America

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Ruth G. Wainaina

Account Number: 586032950697

Routing Number: 111000025


Chase Bank

Caro Settim

Quickpay –

Mobile Number: (713) 550 4465


Ruth G. Wainaina

Go fundme account:

For more information, please contact:

Carol Settim-713-550-4465

Lish Ratemo-281-705-2973

Faith Nyongesa-713-884-9884

Edu Barasa-832-618-9006

Sharon Siddondo-832-277-5118

Michelle Mutura- 713-499-0007

BonBon- 210-454-5112


Ron Odera-713-320-3891

Laban Opande-713-446-6339

Thank you for your continued support! God bless.


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