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UPDATE: Celebration of life of Anthony Maina Kimeria of Atlanta, GA.

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Following the passing of of Anthony Maina Kimeria of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, friends are meeting daily between 6-10pm at Kimeria’s home (ADDRESS 675 Oakmont Hill, Duluth GA). Here is the latest update:

*We are working hard to determine from the funeral home the best estimated date for the transportation of the body from the US to Kenya – Updates will be shared as accurately as possible.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Saturday, June 29th, 2:30pm
Perimeter Church
9500 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30097
https://www.perimeter.org/page/visitors/visit-perimeter/directions/

– 3pm Viewing
– 4pm Service

FUNERAL RECEPTION

Saturday, June 29th, 6pm
Crowell Brothers Funeral Home
5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30092
https://www.crowellbrothers.com/contact-us/contact-us

SOCIAL EVENT

Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 29th 9pm
Firefly Restaurant
3070 Winward Plaza, Alpaharetta GA 30005
https://www.fireflyalpharetta.com

HOTELS

https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/hilton-garden-inn-atlanta-north-alpharetta-ATLALGI/index.html
Highly Recommended – Walking distance from the Social Event
Discount Code: “Kimeria Celebration of Life” ($79/Night or $89/Night breakfast included)

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1561487824062&key=GRP&app=resvlink
($95 / Night)

 

 

Anthony Maina Kimeria – Memorial Fund

GOFUNDME:
Kimeria-Bereavement
https://gofundme.com/Kimeria-Bereavement

CASHAPP:
$KimeriaMemorial
CELL: 404 372 1611
https://cash.app/$KimeriaMemorial

PAYPAL:
NAME: Kimeria Bereavement
E-MAIL: kimeria.bereavement@gmail.com
CELL: 404 372 1611

ZELLE:
CELL: 404 372 1611

* For donations in Kenya, a paybill number will be shared immediately it is setup.

The late Tony Kimeria. COURTESY PHOTO

 

 

Tony and wife in 2016. COURTESY PHOTO

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Sky News “Identifies” Kenyan who fell from a plane as more questions linger

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On 30 June 2019, a man fell from the sky and landed in the back garden of a house in south London. No one knew who he was or why he took such a risk – until now.

After an exclusive investigation, Sky News believes it has identified the stowaway. However, questions still linger over what exactly happened to the body, which was described by one of the witnesses as “intact because it was frozen.”

The British Media House has spent the last few months trying to determine the identity of this individual – including speaking to his family and friends – and has come to the conclusion that  he is a 29-year-old who worked as an airport cleaner in Kenya.

His girlfriend said they had planned to start a family, but he made a decision that virtually guaranteed his demise.

Earlier, London police released an e-fit image of the stowaway in hunt for his identity, and also released pictures of a bag that was found in the compartment and its contents were also released.

“This has been a very sad incident to investigate. This man has a family somewhere, who need to know what happened to their loved one,” a British police officer said while releasing the images.

“Our investigations has included liaison with the authorities in Kenya, from where the flight took off, but so far our efforts to identify this man have proved fruitless. I hope by releasing this e-fit someone known to the deceased will recognise him and make contact,” he added.

In the Sky News report, an employee of Colnet, a company that provides cleaning services at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, has identified the man as his workmate who went missing in June, Sky News reports.

Irene revealed that her colleague, Paul Manyasi, had gone missing at the end of June.

“We were at work in the morning…he suddenly disappeared. I called his phone it was off,” Irene, who was Manyasi’s girlfriend, told Sky News.

Manyasi lived in the sprawling Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum which is near the airport.

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VIDEO: Furious Bishop in US tells off Kenyans who go drinking alcohol at funerals

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A US-based Bishop is unhappy with some Kenyan immigrants whom he says are tarnishing the good name of the community. Bishop Dr GG Gitahi of  Kenyan American Community Church (KACC) in Marietta, Georgia, has chastized some of his compatriots for what he terms as “unacceptable habits.”

During his Sermon aptly titled “Let Us Choose,” last Sunday, Bishop Dr GG Gitahi “went after” those who carry alcohol to funerals homes and imbibe while the funeral service is going on and furiously said he wishes some of those people remained back in Kenya to “save us the embarrassment.”

“If you are one of those people, you are an embarrassment to the larger Kenyan community in the US,” he said.

Ni aibu kubwa mnatuletea hapa. Instead of people waiting to go and have their beer at home, wanaenda kwa funeral Homes na kutoa bia na kuanza kunywa. Halafu Director wa Funeral Home anasema Pastor, can’t your people have mannersTabia zingine tuache. Ndiyo sababu tunajiaibisha.”

You can watch the whole summon here courtesy of youtube/kacc:

 


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VIDEO: Pomp and colour as Kenyan journalist receives coveted award in Washington DC

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It was pomp and colour in Washington DC on Thursday as Kenya’s NTV journalist Rose Wangui, the winner of the prestigious 2019 Knight International Journalism Award, received the coveted trophy.

Wangui was awarded for her bold approach in covering sensitive topics and giving a voice to the voiceless, bringing their plight, hopes and dreams to the wider audience.

Speaking at the award event, she pledged that she will carry on with her outstanding work, giving a voice to the voiceless through her unique coverage of sensitive topics such as sexual bondage of young girls in Kenya.

“Each time I tell a story, I try to ensure that every word that I write bears the hopes and dreams of those people in the villages, towns and slums who may never have the opportunity that I have to reach a bigger audience, ”stated Wangui.

Rose Wangui at the awards gala
Rose Wangui at the awards gala

The scribe challenged journalist to have an impact in the society through unique coverage.

“Journalists should strive to tell stories that change people’s perception and make society better,” added Wangui.

Her outstanding works such as beads of bondage and schools of misery have had significant impact in the country and sparked a national conversation, prompting relevant authorities and well-wishers to address the situation.

“I wanted to show viewers something they’ve never seen, something they’ve never had,” said Wangui. “I decided to focus more on human interest stories and to go to some of the most remote areas in Kenya.” Wanui revealed at a past interview.

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