Kenyan Firm mourns 6 staff killed in Dusit terror attack
Tributes have poured in for Cellulant’s six senior employees who were killed in the terror attack at the DusitD2 complex.
Cellulant, a tech firm, is one of the multi-national companies hosted in the office complex that was attacked Tuesday.
Terrifying scenes unfolded when attackers, armed with explosives and guns burst into the office complex on 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi.
Twenty-one people were killed and many others injured.
Among the victims were Cellulant’s Head of Product Development Ashford Kuria, Hub Engineer Kelvin Gitonga, Head of Information Security Dennis Mwaniki, Quality Assurance Tester John Ndiritu, Implementation Engineer Wilfred Kareithi, Head of Hub Jeremiah Mbaria
Here is how Cellutant paid tribute to them:
- Ashford Kuria – Head of Product Development
Ashford was the ultimate geek. His knowledge of everything about everything was hilarious. He will be remembered best for his big smile, warm personality, his kindness, love to everyone and most importantly his tenacity. Acts 6:8 -10 describes him best.
- Dennis Mwaniki – Head of Information Security
Denis was a curious explorer, strategic thinker, a gentleman and exemplary leader. He was a calm spirit, humble and a great friend. His intellect and quick thinking got Cellulant the coveted global ISO 27001 information security certification.
- Jeremiah Mbaria – Head of Hub
Jeremiah was not just a leader, he was a brother and a mentor to many. He guided his team with humility and corrected with humour. He loved God and everyone he came across; and always challenged his team to grow.
- John Ndiritu – Quality Assurance Tester
John was always jovial, calm and best known for his humour. If you needed a laugh, he would be your guy. He was always willing to go the extra mile to put in extra time and effort to help when called upon. “Just because it is not my job, does not mean that I cannot do it”, he would say.
- Kelvin Gitonga – Hub Engineer
Kelvin will be remembered as an intelligent and versatile engineer who worked in the Hub implementation department. To him, technology would change the world. He was very passionate about his work and wanted to know everything Java script.
- Wilfred Kareithi – Implementation Engineer, Global Delivery Team
Wilfred was an energetic, always happy individual who never shied away from taking on tasks, no matter how challenging. He helped unconditionally and always sought to mentor new staff members and share knowledge on any new discovery.
The company said a memorial service will be held on Tuesday at the CITAM church, Valley Road campus from 10.30am.