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In Loving Memory of Eddah Chepkung Tawarar

Posted by Administrator on November 7, 2009


Edah Cheptung Tawarar

July 31, 1976–October 31, 2009

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. Edah occasionally served as Salome’s back up baby sitter. 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 weekendHer 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


4 Responses to “In Loving Memory of Eddah Chepkung Tawarar”

  1. Julius said

    My heart and prayers go out to her parents, family and friends. Some things we cannot understand but hopefully if we keep the faith some day over yonder, we shall understand.

  2. David Bulindah said

    Rest in Peace Edah. Tawarar was my student at Sacho High School. She was a wonderful person and a great leader. May she rest in eternal peace. Peace and blessings.

  3. Angela Omwoha said

    Rest In Peace Eddah. God loved you more.

  4. Betti Adigun (Owiti) UK said

    Pole sana Mr & Mrs Chemwei and family, Eddah was like my little sister during home fellowship in Plainsview several years ago, I pray that the Lord will comfort,give you strength and prove Himself faithful always. Psalm 20

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