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In Celebration of the life of Nicholas Njenga

Posted by Administrator on April 18, 2012

The Late Nick Njenga: December, 17th, 1981 – April, 13th, 2012.

The Late Nick Njenga: December, 17th, 1981 – April, 13th, 2012.

We regret to announce the sad demise of Nick Njenga. The 31 year old Nicholas Njenga of Savanna Auto Care in Newark, Delaware was working on the company truck. Nicholas was pinned between the gate and the truck after the lift gate malfunctioned. He died of his injuries at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on April 13, 2012.

Nicholas was the son of Mr. Joe Njenga Mungai and Mrs. Hannah Nyambura Njenga of Kiserian, Ngong Kenya.

He was the brother to Anthony Mungai Njenga, Fredrick Kiarie Njenga of Kiserian Ngong, Caroline Njoki Njenga, and Benson Njuguna Njenga of Middletown Delaware USA.

Family and friends are meeting daily at Christ Celebration Center, 104 Carson Dr., Newark, DE 19701 from 6pm. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday April 21, 2012 at New Life Worship Center located at 60 Fir Ave., Bear, DE 19701. Viewing starts at 3 pm and the Service at 4pm followed by a fundraiser.

Donations can be deposited to:
Bank of America
Checking Account # 383010239957
Routing # 031202084
Checks made payable to: Ben Njenga

For more information please contact;
Patrick Njonjo: 610.585.6726
Henry Njenga: 610.716.1464
Michael Ndario: 302.563.2861
Judy Kuria: 302.897.0960

Related story: http://habarizanyumbani.jambonewspot.com/2012/04/16/kenyan-man-crushed-to-death-in-accident-at-auto-repair-shop-in-delaware/

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A Kenyan Man Has Passed Away in Baltimore, Maryland

Posted by Administrator on April 11, 2012

The Late Justin Marasa

The Late Justin Marasa

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden death of Justin Marasa which occurred in Baltimore, Maryland on April 9th, 2012.

The late was a dear brother to Dr. Bernard Marasa of Baltimore, Maryland and brother-in-law to Nancy Angwenyi and loving uncle to Watson Marasa and Janelle Marasa of Baltimore, MD. He was a beloved father to Alexander Leland Marasa.

Daily Prayers/Meetings

Family, relatives and friends are meeting daily at Dr. Benard Marasa’s residence: 5205 Saybrook Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206 for prayers starting at 6pm sharp.

Friends and relatives are encouraged to pray for Dr. Marasa’s Family.

Please send your contributions to support transporting the remains to Kenya to:

Bank of America
Account Number: 003936284531
c/o Dr. Bernard Marasa

Memorial Service/Fundraising

The memorial service and main fundraising is scheduled for Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 9600 Pulaski Park Dr, Suite 115, Middle River, Maryland 21220 starting at 4:00pm.

For directions or information please contact the following :

In Maryland:
Dr. Rodgers Mokua: 443-635-0792
Dr. Josephat Omwancha: 419-699-1881
Mr. Sammy Nyamao: 443-983-2630
Dr. Robert Matunda: 443-531-4761
Mr. Zablon Karara: 410-412-6259
Mr. Vincent Mongare: 443-418-7817
Mrs. Damaris Victor: 410-802-4317
Mr. Gitau Njenga: 410-961-1215
Mr. Benard Nyagechi: 410-245-6446
Mr. Josphat Kobia: 443-527-8217
Mr. Steve Mwangi: 443-621-0551
Dr. Jari Raji: 443-622-8592
Pastor Patrick Kibui: 443-527-4556

In New Jersey:
Mr. David Orwochi: 201-920-6611
Mr. Richard Nyamao: 973-454-8830
Mr. Gilbert Monyancha: 201-892-9096

In Minnesota:
Jared Okindo: 952-406-2034

In Texas:
Onditi Mogoba: 682-597-0096

In California:
Dr. Moses Bosire: 510-688-1832

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Death Announcement: John Stephen Mutero Kanyotu

Posted by Administrator on February 15, 2012

The Late John Stephen Mutero Kanyotu

The Late John Stephen Mutero Kanyotu

We regret to announce the death of John Stephen Mutero Kanyotu in Portland, ME on Friday, February 10th, 2012 of natural causes.

He was son to Margaret N. Murigu of Nairobi, brother to George Kanyotu (Dallas,TX), and had numerous step-siblings and cousins.

The Memorial Service will be held on SUNDAY 02/19/2012 starting 3pm in Dallas TX:

Upendo Baptist Church

916   N. Jupiter Rd

Garland, TX 75042

972.276.9704; 214.868.6007


Family and friends are meeting as follows;


Wed 2/15/12 5 P.M – 9 P.M

Sun 2/19/12 as from 2 P.M

– at the Home of Eddie Kahi; address 411 Darter Dr Kennesaw Ga, 30144


Wed 2/15 thru Fri 2/17 as from 7 P.M each day

– at the home of Raymond Hamisi: address 18600 Dallas Parkway, Apt 703,

Dallas, TX 75287.

Please join us on Sat 2/18/12 from 5p-9:30p for the main Dallas Fundraiser at:

Nai Sports Grill Addison

15375 Addison Rd., Addison, TX, 75001

Updates on “https://www.facebook.com/groups/weluvubigjohn/327081030676916/?notif_t=group_activity”


***A Memorial Fund account has been opened for those who cannot make it to the meetings, but would like to support the family with transport and funeral costs:

Bank Name:            Wells Fargo Bank (Georgia)

Account Name:     John Stephen Mutero Kanyotu Memorial Fund

(Just ask for it by name.)

Deposits can be made at any Wells Fargo nationwide.

(For bank-to-bank wires, the bank rules say we can only email the account number individually)



“Don’t regret for the candle being extinguished; Rejoice instead for how bright it burned and how beautifully it lit your way” – Unknown

May God rest his soul in eternal peace and continue to bless and comfort those left behind.

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Death Announcement: Julius Githinji of Dallas

Posted by Administrator on February 6, 2012

The Late Julius Githinji of Dallas TX who passed away at Presbyterian Hospital on February 4th

The Late Julius Githinji of Dallas TX who passed away at Presbyterian Hospital on February 4th

Death has occurred of Mr. Julius Githinji at the Presbyterian Hospital in Plano after a short illness. Mr. Githinji worked with the Red Cross in Dallas TX. As a Mobile Unit Assistant.

He was uncle to Mike and Martin Muturi and brother in law to Nancy Kinyua and Margaret Wangechi of Dallas, TX.

Mr. Githinji was admitted in hospital on January 4th 2012 after complaining of back pain. After examination, 2 tumors were found in his back and immediate surgery was performed.

Mr. Githinji was discharged after 10 days and was staying with his nephew Martin Muturi in Dallas. On Tuesday, 1/31, he fell ill again and was re-admitted in the same hospital with Pneumonia.

His condition deteriorated over the last few days and he passed away on 2/4/12.

Family and friends are meeting daily from 7pm at 13100 Pandora   Dr, apt 1019 Dallas, Tx, 75238. (Pace’s Cove Apartments)

A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm on Sunday,2/12/2012 at Upendo Baptist Church–916 N. Jupiter Rd.Garland TX 75042

Your presence and financial support will be much appreciated.

You may also deposit contributions at:

Wellsfargo Bank

Account no. 6480421475

Account Name: Nancy Kinyua or Mercy Muturi

Contact Information:

Mike Muturi                 –        214-676-5833

Martin Muturi               –        972-740-6467

Mercy Muturi                –        214-909-8076

Pastor John Mugo          –       817-323-9493

Daniel Ndogo                –        469-688-1657

David Tuni                     –        972-408-8175

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Death Announcement-The Late John Michael Nyutu of Pennsylvania

Posted by Administrator on February 1, 2012

The Late John Michael Nyutu

The Late John Michael Nyutu

We regret to announce the death of John Michael Nyutu of Erie Pennsylvania, USA.

He was the son of the late Samuel Ngigi Wagura and Rebecca Nyambura Ngigi. Husband of Jewelene Nyutu (U.S.A.)

Father of Becky Nyambura(U.S.A) and Sam Ngige (U.S.A). Brother of Elizabeth W. Ng’era (U.S.A), Rose Mumbi Njoroge, Patrick Nganga, David Gichia, Andrew Mambo (U.S.A), Mary Wanjiru, Jane Ngigi (U.S.A.) and Caroline Muthiora (U.S.A).

Brother in law of Joseph Ngera, Moses Njoroge,Wachira Kibiru, David Kinyanjui, Peter Muthiora,Cecelia Njeri, Lucy Kaheti, Perpetual Mambo. Uncle, cousin and friend to many.

John was a Captain with the Kenya Airforce before joing BF. Goodrich in Seattle,Washington (USA). He has been working with the LORD Corporation, Aerospace Product Support in Erie, Pennsylvania (USA).
Funeral service will be in Seattle, Washington. Burial and service dates will be announced later.
Friends and family are meeting daily at St. Andrews Church from 5.30-7.30 pm and at his family home in Ndeiya, Limuru for prayers. For information please call 0703411043.
Dear John, you will be missed by all and you will remain forever in our Hearts.

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A Kenyan passes away in St. Louis Missouri

Posted by Administrator on January 25, 2012

The Late Benjain Wambugu

The Late Benjain Wambugu

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mr. Benjamin M. Wambugu.

The late Benjamin  Wambugu passed on to be with the Lord on Jan 21st 2012 at St. Lukes Hospital in St. Louis Missouri after a short illness.

Benjamin Mugo Wambugu was born on March 31st 1942. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Florence Mugo, his five children  Wambugu Mugo, Nicholas Mugo, Christine Mugo, Consolata Mugo and Lydia Mugo of St. Louis Missouri and several grandchildren including Loise Wanjeri and Stanley Muthinji of St. Louis MO.

The burrial will talk place at Ngarendari Village, Nanyuki, in Kenya.

Visitation/Wake will take place on Saturday January 28th between 4-6pm at Archway Memorial Chapel at 111 Taylor Rd. Hazelwood MO 63042.

Memorial/fund raising will take place at Christ Covenant Church, 1625 Washington Street, Florissant, MO 63033 on Sunday January 29th at 5pm.

The organizing committee would like to appeal to all Kenyans to financially support this family as they make plans to travel home to bury their loved one. Your Prayers and Financial Contributions will be highly appreciated Checks should be made to: Lydia Mwaura, you can also deposit your contribution at Bank of America, ACCT # 005045123060 Routing/ABA # 081000032, payable to Lydia Mwaura.

Meanwhile, fellowship and prayers are being held at Lydia’s Residence, 2519 Balaji Ct, Wildwood MO 63011, everyday from 5pm. for directions or more information please call the following people:

Lucy Waciuri (Cell: 636.579.6325),

Catherine Munyikwa (Cell: 314.229.6222),

Lydia Mugo (Cell: 314.775.3622)

or Pastor Paul M.Macharia (Cell: 314.229.7708).

May our almighty God bless you as you stand with Mugo’s family. “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God”. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

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Posted by Administrator on January 20, 2012

The Late Benta Ogwa

The Late Benta Ogwa

On behalf of the Ogwa and Bonyo families we sadly announce the untimely death of Benter Anyango Ogwa; she passed away suddenly on Monday, January 2, 2012.

She leaves behind her dear children, Cassandra, Amos Jr, Dean and Seth. She is survived by her mother Mama Yukabet Ogwa, brothers Gordon Ogwa (Arlington TX) & Gilbert Ogwa; sisters Esther Ochieng, Monica Ouma and Pamela Owidi. Her father was the Late Elias Ogwa and her siblings the late Grace Adede and Lillian Wanga. She was Aunt to Faith Oketch, Christine Masese, Allan Omollo & Wendy Odhiambo (all of Arlington TX)

The Ogwa & Bonyo families cordially invites you to a funeral fundraiser to assist with shipping Benter’s body to Kenya for burial together with other funeral related expenses. The fundraiser will be held THIS Saturday, January 21st 2012 at 8pm.
VENUE: All Nations SDA Church, 3618 Roosevelt Drive, Arlington TX 76016.

For out of town guests who are not able to come for the fundraiser, a “Benter Ogwa Memorial Account” has been set up. Please call any of the committee members below for account information to enable your remittances or deposits.

The Memorial Service will be held at All Nations SDA Church, 3618 Roosevelt Drive, Arlington TX 76016 on Sunday, January 22 at 3PM.
Prayers and funeral arrangements are held daily (7pm) at her family residence at 3501 Wakefield Ct, Arlington Texas, TX 76015

Benter was a fun loving & compassionate person. Please continue to prayer for her family in this time of need.

For more information please contact the following committee members
• Amos Oketch: 682 558 5343
• George Osano: 817 690 6749
• Tom Orwa: 817 501 6278
• Sarah Jowi: 972 998 7710
• Joshua Okallo: 214 296 7605
• Justus Bollo: 817 681 7701
• George Aduo: 469 766 2572
• Jenny Odhiambo: 817 723 8935
• Steve Aseno: 972 815 9136
• Gordon Ogwa: 682 365 4017

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A Kenyan woman passes away in Boston MA

Posted by Administrator on January 16, 2012

The Late Grace Gathoni Gicheru

The Late Grace Gathoni Gicheru

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mom, Mrs. Grace Gathoni Gicheru also known as “Mama Gishe”. Our loving mom went to be with the Lord on the night of January 10 2012 at Brigham’s and Women Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Mrs. Grace Gicheru (Mama Gicheru) earlier resided in Atlanta,Georgia where she attended Beulah Heights Bible College and was also a member of Christ Harvesters Ministries International in Marietta, Georgia. She later relocated to Boston MA where she was staying with her children as she underwent treatment.

Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, and was in remission until 2008 when she started getting treatment at the North Shore Cancer Center, and later in 2008, at Dana Farber in Boston. Her prognosis was hopeful but in the fall of 2010, mom started developing complications that compromised her hopeful prognosis, this led to her being admitted at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston MA on Thursday January 5 2012. Mom’s condition quickly got worse and on Tuesday January 10 2012 she passed away peacefully. Mom is survived by her 5 children; Anthony, Anne, Sarah, Maggie and Sammy. Their spouses Hiram, Laurie and Saron. Grand Children; Lynnette, Emma-Grace, Ethan and Ella.

Mom was spiritual, loving, caring, considerate, genuine, and honest. We will keep her memory close to our hearts forever. May she rest in peace.

-Prayers are being held at 45 Michigan Ave in Lynn MA 01902  (Gishe’s and Laurie’s) every day starting from 7 pm on wards. -The wake/service will be held on Friday Jan 20 4pm-8pm at Morse Bayliss Funeral Home at 122 Princeton Boulevard Lowell MA 01851 -A tribute service/fundraiser will be held on Saturday Jan 21 5pm-8pm at Rapture Harvest Mission International at 33 West Water St Wakefield MA 01880

For well wishers and contributions, deposits can be sent to:

Anthony Njigua Bank of America Account number: 004621766790

Routing number: 011000138

Address: 45 Michigan Ave

Lynn MA 01902

For further information please contact: Ben Ndirangu 781-504-6005

Moses Mbuguji 617-417-4013

Mercy Kioko 781-420-6591

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Kenyan Found Dead in A House in Buffalo NY

Posted by Administrator on January 13, 2012

The Late Alfred Kioko

The Late Alfred Kioko

We announce the death of Alfred Kioko Kimeu in Buffalo, New York .

Alfred was the beloved son of Fredrick Kimeu Kitwa and Esther Ndunge Kimeu of Matetani, Kangundo, Kenya.  Husband to Genel Fraizer and father of Alfred Kioko Kimeu, Jr. of Buffalo, New York. Brother to Titus Nyamasyo Kimeu, Nelson Kitwa Kimeu, Bryan Mutinda Kimeu, Shadrack Mumo Kimeu and Gladys Katungwa Kimeu.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at Greater Refuge Temple, 943 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14204 at 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.

Your kind financial assistance is requested to assist the family to transport the deceased to Kenya for burial.

Donations may be made to:
Account Name:            Genel Fraizer
Bank:                            M&T Bank
Routing No.:                022000046
Account No.:                9858257869
Checks may be sent to:
Genel Fraizer
162 Stewart Ave
Buffalo, New York 14211

Please contact the following should you require further information:
Antoine Thompson – 716-308-0945
Rhoda Mbato – 301-346-8359
Genel Fraizer – 716-541-7087
Titus Kimeu (Kenya) – 011-254-752-800924

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Funeral Fundraising Announcement-Joshua Kashmir’s dad

Posted by Administrator on January 5, 2012

Joshua Kashimir of Arlington who lost his dad in Kenya

Joshua Kashimir of Arlington who lost his dad in Kenya

Joshua Kashimir of Arlington, TX has lost his father in Kenya. Afundraiser has been organized and will be held at simba hall 110 gay st. Arlington TX 76010 from 7pm to 10pm on the 7th Jan. 2012. Your presense in highly appreciated.

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