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Our children and I used to call you a walking dictionary, Prof Olive Mugenda eulogizes husband



An emotional memorial service for the late Abel Mugenda took place yesterday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, Nairobi ahead of his burial today.

Olive Mugenda eulogized his late husband for 36 years as an honest and humble husband who never courted controversy.

“Our children and I used to call you a walking dictionary because of your intelligence and ability to cite facts on any topic of discussion even those outside your area of specialization, including medicine, law, international politics, history, philosophy and many other areas,” she said.

The judicial service commissioner expressed his vision of inspiring students and ensuring quality research that became entrenched in both universities and colleges.

“You also inspired many institutions to conduct monitoring and evaluation of their systems and processes to ensure that their targets were met,” she said.

Abel is survived with his wife and four children; Albert gitau, Chris nyoike, Angela wambui and Lynda wambui.

“I am grateful for the time God gave us with you. Your memory will always be in my heart,” his daughter Angela eulogized.

Various leaders were present to console with the family and friends including Chief Justice David Maraga, Cabinet Secretary for the Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret kobia and clergies from the presbyterian church.

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Maraga said that he was an accomplished writer and a humble man whose humility and generosity touched many people.

“He was a well rounded person and tried in sporting activities like football and rugby. We join as a judiciary to mourn a great man,” he said.

Kenyatta university Chancellor Benson wairegi described the late as a great teacher and author who was committed in education and research.

“He was passionate in training and mentoring eminent and respected scholar in both local and international communities,” he said.

The family announced the 66 year-old professor died of a short illness. This was according to a statement that was released on Sunday, 6th January by the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

However, there were reports indicating that he jumped to his death from the sixth floor of the four-star hotel in Nyeri town at 5am on Saturday January 5th.

He was a renowned consultant in the area of research, statistics, monitoring and evaluation.

He will be buried today at his rural home in Thogoto village, Kiambu county

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Dennis Okari proudly flaunts his wife



NTV journalist Dennis Okari on Saturday proudly flaunted his wife Naomi Joy on social media.

The two got married a week ago in an invite-only ceremony and the journalist has now updated his profile across all platforms.

On Instagram, he added, “Husband to my Joy.”

Source: U-report 


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How lawyer stole Governor Waiguru’s heart: The beautiful love story of the newly engaged couple



Ululations from the negotiation tent followed by wild cheer, song and dance sealed the deal in which city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo won Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru’s heart. The date was February 16, two days after Valentines Day, the setting in picturesque Kiamungo in Kirinyaga. Gathered to lent ear, eye and mouth to the traditional engagement event between the two lovebirds were invited guests, friends and family.

No photos were allowed.Dressed in African regalia, Waiguru shyly walked to her soon-to-be husband, with her gaze fixed on the ground.

Kamotho had paid dowry, gone through the Kikuyu custom of paying for the locked gate to be opened, and identified her among women who had covered themselves to gauge his familiarity with his love.

“It was a beautiful ceremony. The time was right for us to take our relationship to the next level,” Kamotho told the Saturday Standard.

Kamotho Waiganjo

The event brought to an end speculation and hushed conversations on the status of their relationship. In their own words, the love starts from a ferry in Likoni channel, Mombasa 10 years ago.

At the time, they were travelling for constitutional conference and in the heat of Coast, they shared a simple meal – bread and Soda – that struck Kamotho’s heart.

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“I realised she was a basic girl,” the former commissioner for Commission for Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) says.

They were both consulting for parties that were negotiating the constitution. Kamotho was a team leader and Waiguru had been sent to advise them on public finance chapter.

He decided to pursue her further. After several phone conversations, she submitted to his requests for a date.

He took her to a Thai restaurant in Nairobi, and it is there that they had their first fight.

Source: Standard Media

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Irungu Kang’ata’s mother dies in Nairobi



Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata’s mother, Margaret Wangechi Irungu, has died from diabetes and hypertension.

The senator confirmed this when the Nation contacted him on Saturday.

The mother of seven had been undergoing treatment at Coptic Hospital in Nairobi where she died in the morning.

Murang’a leaders including Kiharu’s Ndindi Nyoro and nominated MP Maina Kamanda sent condolence messages to Mr Kang’ata, who is also the Senate Deputy Chief Whip.

“We have lost an exemplary mother who was selfless. Her humility was exhibited by the way she lived. Kiharu is mourning,” Mr Nyoro said.

Kigumo MP Ruth Mwaniki termed the death a blow to the county.

“I was with the senator on Friday when I wished his mother quick recovery, not knowing she would leave us today. I [went] through the same journey last year. The senator’s case is extreme because both his parents were at the hospital. May she rest in eternal peace,” she said.

Source: Daily Nation 

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