Local Funeral News

JOSEPH NKAISSERY

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

The 67-year-old physical fitness enthusiast who was head-hunted from the opposition to help rein in runaway insecurity in the country died suddenly on Saturday, July 8 at the peak of his sterling career.Mr Nkaissery collapsed at his Karen home and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Before joining the government […]


BETHWEL KIPLAGAT

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

Ambassador Kiplagat, who died in July at the age of 80 after a long illness, is remembered for spending most of his life as a peace crusader, campaigning for harmony in Kenya, East Africa and beyond. He also chaired the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, which documented historical injustices against Kenyans. He served in President […]


BISHOP CORNELIUS KORIR

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

Bishop Korir, the Eldoret Catholic Diocese bishop, was pronounced dead on arrival at St Luke’s Hospital in Eldoret in October. He took over leadership of Eldoret Diocese from Bishop John Njenga after he was transferred to Mombasa before his retirement. Besides his vocal stand against injustice in national politics, the late Bishop Korir’s 27 years […]


GODFREY GITAHI (GG) KARIUKI

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

The senator, who joined politics in 1959, served in all post-independent governments. At his death on June 30, 2017 aged 78, he was the only serving lawmaker who had also served in the first Parliament after Kenya’s independence in 1963. In 2015, he once again made history when at 76 he attained a PhD from […]


PROF OKOTH OKOMBO

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

Generally regarded as the father of sign language studies in Africa and a leading light in the field of Nilotic Language Studies, Prof Okoth Okombo died on November 2 while undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. Born on November 8, 1950 on Rusinga Island, the founder and director of the Kenyan Sign […]


PROF CALESTOUS JUMA

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

The US-based Kenyan scholar, who was in June named as one of the most reputable people in the world, died in December while undergoing treatment in Boston, Massachusetts. Prof Juma was the only Kenyan to be listed in the inaugural list of “2017 Most Reputable People on Earth” alongside luminaries such as Bill Gates, Barack […]


Nicholas Biwott

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

The once powerful Cabinet Minister in the Kanu administration lived a life shrouded in secrecy and mystery.So discreet was Mr Biwott that even on his death, most Kenyans had no idea where he lived, his children and the number of houses and properties he owned. Not even his former boss, retired President Daniel arap Moi, knew where he lived. At his requiem Mass and burial, the […]


Dr. Joyce Laboso, 58 – Governor Bomet County

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

Joyce Laboso died of cancer on Monday 29 July 2019. Laboso was hospitalised at the Nairobi hospital where she was receiving treatment two weeks after arriving from India on July 14 – where she had sought treatment. Prior to that, she had been hospitalised at the Royal Madden NHS hospital in the UK. She had been away for 46 days.  Earlier, her office released […]


Ken Okoth, 41 – Kibra Member of Parliament

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

“The fear of the unknown that accompanies a cancer diagnosis is immense. Cancer changes your life completely,” Okoth told the Sunday Standard reporter. After the interview, Okoth flew to France to continue his treatment. “I will be using chemotherapy tablets that I can take every morning because my disease was discovered at a very advanced stage; it cannot be cured. It […]


Bob Collymore, 61 – Safaricom CEO

by Team FQA • June 2, 2020

Collymore was the face of Safaricom. On the first day of July, Kenyans started the week with the shocking news that Collymore had passed on at his home in Kitusuru. The Guyanese-born national who had made Kenya his home was battling Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). He left behind a widow and four children.   “It is with deep […]


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