List of female university students that died in tragic fashion

The death of the Multimedia University student Diana Mumbi a few years ago added to a list of other students who have lost their lives mysteriously and under suspicious circumstances.

Diana like so many ladies in university face temptations that can be a vice or a blessing. With the many older and more accomplished men pursuing them.

At this age of their lives when cash is hard to come by and the desire for the Hollywood lifestyle is high, many young and impressionable females get swayed either into hanging out with friends they shouldn’t or get into relationships they would do better to avoid.

This list is a sad reminder that many murders in this country are still open, meaning they have not been solved as of yet and the way things look, they might never be solved. It’s sad that some of the families of the girls on this list might never get the closure of seeing justice served.

Here goes:

Careen Chepchumba

The girlfriend of former TV anchor and host Louis Otieno was found dead in her apartment at Kilimani’s Santonia Court in February 2012. A postmortem showed she was strangled. The former TV presenter said he met the woman the previous year when he moved into the building.

Careen Chepchumba
Careen Chepchumba

Ms. Chepchumba was found dead in her apartment at Kilimani’s Santonia Court a day after she indicated to her parents that she wanted to ditch former TV news anchor Louis Otieno.

This case is interesting because both Louise and  Careen’s  father blame each other for Careen’s death. Up to this day, the case is still unsolved of the former Kenya Power employees death.

Mercy Keino (Nairobi University)

This former University of Nairobi student was found dead along Waiyaki way after being the victim of a hit and run. The university student was attending a party at Wasini Luxury Homes that was also attended by former Kiambu governor William Kabogo.

Mercy Keino
Mercy Keino

Investigations ensued with claims that Mr. Kabogo had slapped Mercy before she left on that fateful day. An inquest that concluded last year absolved Mr. Kabogo of any wrongdoing. The matter as to who may have killed Mercy is still up in the air.

Carol Ngumbu (Kenya Medical Training College)

This is the woman who was found dead together with IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando. She was just 21, from Gachie, Kiambu County, and had just completed her studies at the Karen campus of Kenya Medical Training College. She was found along with the former ICT manager of the IEBC dead, with strangulation being the cause fo death.

Carol Ngumbu
Carol Ngumbu

The case is still unsolved with many saying she was a victim of collateral damage as she was with the ICT manager when the killers struck.

Edinald Nyainda Atieno (Kenyatta University)

This lady is probably the least well-known of the ladies on this list because she was not associated with any high-profile personalities. Atieno was stabbed 10 times in the neck and chest by Maxwell Ochieng a former soldier in Kahawa Wendani.

Edinald Nyainda Atieno
Edinald Nyainda Atieno

Edinald died of excessive bleeding following the stabbing. She was allegedly killed by the 36-year-old ex-naval officer Maxwell Ochieng after she terminated their relationship.

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Churchill Ndambuki announces the death of another popular comedian

The Kenyan entertainment fraternity has lost another comedian. Churchill Show comedian Joseph Musyoki Kivindu popularly known as Kasee is dead.

The comedian is said to have died yesterday with the cause of his death yet to be made public. The news was made public by Churchill Ndambuki who condoled with the family of the deceased.

“A really sad way to end the week.it is a bitter pill to swallow but then we cannot question God’s plans.. My deepest condolences to the family & friends of Kasee..May your hearts find peace from the almighty. #safirisalamakasee Meanwhile I’ve received sad news that comedian Kasee is no more..So sad” reads Mwalimu Churchill’s post.

Kasee
Kasee

The comedian was joined in condoling with the deceased’s family by Churchill show communication director and Chairman of Comedians society in Kenya, Ken Waudo also mourning Kasee.

“News reaching me now is that we have lost Joseph Musyoki Kivindu otherwise known as comedian Kasee this evening, his body is still at Nginduri, Kinoo awaiting transfer to the mortuary …more to follow,” Waudo wrote.

This sad news barely comes a year after another Churchill show comedian died in mysterious circumstances. Anthony Njenga aka Njenga Mswahili was found dead on Thursday, November 7, in Ndonyo Market, Dagoretti South, after allegedly being hit by a train.

Njenga Mswahili
Njenga Mswahili found dead

The late Mswahili first appeared in the show in 2013 and lately on an on-and-off basis.

Although the exact cause of his death was not immediately established, Comedian Eric Omondi said he was going through a rough patch and suffered from depression.

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All he wanted was for me to call him dad? Lady who claimed to be the late Jimmy Wayuni’s daughter cries

Popular Kikuyu singer Jimmy Wayuni died early yesterday morning in a grisly road accident that took place along Thika road.

Jimmy Wayuni accident scene
Jimmy Wayuni accident scene

News of the death hit social media before some family members were informed, with one of Jimmy Wayuni’s daughter identified as Kipusa Wayuni lamenting over her loss.

She posted on her social media,

“Someone please tell me it’s not true. dad !!😭😭😭😭. I really wish they would stop posting pics of that car. I can give you pictures of him if you want.”

Jimmy Wayuni smiling
The late Jimmy Wayuni smiling

Another of the star’s daughters identified by the social media handle, Wanjiku Githinji paid her tribute, writing,

“U were a great dad, a friend, and a great achiever😭😭😭😭😭, and death just stole u away from me…u just retired I thought we will spend quality time together after this COVID. I miss u so much, dad. May ur soul rest in peace… 27th/05/2020.”

Jimmy Wayuni smiling
The late Jimmy Wayuni smiling

While those two daughters had some glowing messages to say, another social media user going by the names of Mercy Murugi, who claimed to be Jimmy’s daughter also chimed in.

 

But her message was one of regret and sadness that she hadn’t been able to really spend time with her father as they were estranged. Her message is below;

How do you mourn a man you had barely known? How do you mourn the man you called biological father but fought so much with him for the title of Dad that he wanted, but you felt he was yet to earn? What many never knew is Jimmy Wayuni is my biological father. And now he’s gone.

Daughter of Jimmy Wahuni screenshot
Daughter of Jimmy Wahuni screenshot

The tweet and its comments are below;

May Jimmy Wayuni’s soul rest in peace.

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Popular Kikuyu musician Jimmy Wayuni dies in a horrific road accident (photos)

The sting of death is been felt in the entertainment industry today after the news that legendary Kikuyu musician Jimmy Wayuni has passed away.

According to reports on social media, Wayuni was involved in a road accident last night at Wendani in Thika Road. It is reported that the Benga artiste was driving with fellow musician Kibandi Jacksam when their vehicle was reportedly rammed into from the side.

Jimmy Wayuni accident
Jimmy Wayuni accident

The Benga maestro is known for several popular hit songs, particularly on Kikuyu vernacular radio and television stations.

Among the well crafted Mugithi pieces in his broad repertoire include Airìtu a Ruiru, Anisa, Karenjù, Mama Sululu and Utuire uhenagia, while Jacksam is a gifted Kikuyu composer with several hits under his belt as well, among them Arume Hatuwezeki and Mwongoyo.

Jimmy Wayuni accident
Jimmy Wayuni accident

Some of the condolence messages read,

“My sincere heartfelt condolences to friends and the entire family. Ever smiling and good-hearted man, he has nurtured a lot of talents, he was a father to many. R.I.P my friend Wayuni from my village,” wrote Gikuyu TV presenter Togno Togno Jopallaru.

Last year, another popular Kikuyu benga musician, John Demathew passed away on the same Thika Superhighway at Blue Post.

John Demathew
John Demathew

Thika Base Commander Elenah Wamuyu said Demathew’s car rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel. He was alone in the car.

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Gatanga MP Ngugi Nduati said DeMathew was coming from a harambee that was held at Metro Bar in Thika in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia.

John Demathew accident
John Demathew accident

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Thika Nursing Home.

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Khaligraph Jones finally explains why he didn’t attend Kantai’s funeral

Khaligraph Jones was one of the biggest admirers of Kantai when the veteran Kenyan rapper was alive. The rapper wasn’t afraid to speak in glowing terms of a man he not only collaborated with musically but who had issues with alcoholism.

When Kantai passed on early last year many were left shocked that Khaligraph who had been one of his biggest allies in the rap stage, hadn’t attended his funeral. How could that be?

Khaligraph Jones, black and white photo
Khaligraph Jones, black and white photo

The rapper explained that it wasn’t his intent to not attend the late rapper’s funeral saying that he was barred from attending the funeral based on accusations that he also contributed to his death.

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During an interview with CTA’s Richard Njau, Papa Jones mentioned that Kantai’s mother was made to believe that he is the one who made Chris Kantai to undergo depression that later contributed to his death.

“Even after his death a lot of things were said, that ooh Khaligraph you went and worked with him and when he was suffering I just left him to suffer. They are always looking for someone to blame when there is a crisis. Do you know I wasn’t allowed to attend his burial in Ng’ong? Apparently, this is what was being said about the whole ordeal, Kantai’s mom was made to believe that I’m the one who made Kantai go through depression and eventually passing away.”

Khaligraph Jones with Kantai in the past
Khaligraph Jones with Kantai in the past

He added,

“That’s why I’m telling you, when you raise to certain levels in life and you have influence over people and you are making it, you are successful people will always have bad intentions. It is said that I’m the one who took Chris Kantai’s style and ran with it and now I left him to suffer, instead of helping him out. It is said that I owed him money from the song we did together. That I didn’t pay him and now he passed away and it’s all because of me. And now the mom gave directives that Khaligraph Jones should never be allowed to attend Kantai’s funeral. That is how it happened. It hurts but, it is what it is,” said Khaligrah Jones.

A henched Khaligraph Jones

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They looked so good together! More photos emerge of late Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali

More photos have emerged of the late Keroche Breweries heiress Tecra Muigai and her boyfriend Omar Lali, a local of Lamu Island.

The couple had been dating from mid-last year with reports emerging that Tecra was in love with Omardespite warnings from one of her brothers to leave him alone.

Tecra and Omar Lali
Tecra and Omar Lali

The photos show a happy and at peace Tecra with the bearded Omar, with the couple at different locations. To the naked eye, one could see the comfort and warmth the two had for each other.

Who is Omar?

According to reports in The-Star,  Omar is a 54-year-old beachboy from Lamu loved living life on the fast lane with his neighbours in Shella Beach town say he loves moneyed women, especially white ones.

Tecra and Omar Lali
Tecra and Omar Lali

Shella is a popular residential town for most tourists who visit Lamu. Being a resident makes it easy for him to meet and interact with rich women, eventually luring them into relationships.

But the relationships don’t last, it is said, once Omar gets what he wants. He dumps the woman and moves to the next one with lightning speed.

‘She had cerebral-edema’ New details emerge surrounding Tecra Muigai’s death

He is even believed to have sired a child with a white woman. Omar is known for his sweet tongue and acting the perfect gentleman. It is these qualities, it is believed, that endeared him to Tecra in the first place.

Unconfirmed reports indicate the two first met mid last year when Tecra was stranded over a bill that had accrued at a local hotel where she had been staying.

Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali
Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali

Omar moved in to beseech the hotel administration to go easy on her and allow her to pay in instalments to avoid embarrassing her.

There are also rumours that Omar, a native of the Bajuni community, uses ‘other powers’ to lure unsuspecting rich women into relationships before fleecing them.

Many people said the beaded necklaces and many rings worn by Omar are, in fact, powerful charms.

Omar loves dogs and is often spotted walking several canines on leashes on the beaches of Shella and in Lamu town.

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Photo of late Tecra Muigai’s boyfriend Omar Lali emerge

Tecra Muigai, Anerlisa Muigai’s sister passed on this past Saturday after a tragic incident that occurred on Tuesday in Lamu.

Police are still trying to piece together what happened but initial reports indicate that she was found at the bottom of the staircase of a cottage that she and her boyfriend, Omar Lali shared. We now have a picture of Omar. It is below:

Omar-Lali
Omar-Lali

The two had apparently met mid-last year before commencing their romance, with Lali being rumoured to be a well known beach boy who’s a womanizer.

Tecra and the man, who is in his early fifties started having a relationship and they reportedly spent more time together until her last days before she died.

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A source confided to the-Star that one of her brothers had begged his sister to leave the man as he felt that he wasn’t good for her.

“Sometime last year, the brother came here and tried to convince her to leave Omar alone as she was being taken advantage off but it didn’t work as Tecra said she loved him,” the source said.

Anerlisa Muigai with Tecra Muigai in the past
Anerlisa Muigai with Tecra Muigai in the past

According to sources who spoke to the-Star, Omar gave DCI contradicting statements of the events that led to Tecra falling down the stairs and dying.

He is still being held by the police.

Tecra was until her death, the strategy and information director at Keroche Breweries.

 

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‘She had cerebral-edema’ New details emerge surrounding Tecra Muigai’s death

Yesterday morning Kenyans woke up to the unpleasant news that Tecra Muigai, Anerlisa’s sister had passed away after a tragic accident.

According to reports in the Star, Tecra was a frequent visitor to Lamu. She arrived early April to visit boyfriend Omar Lali of Shella town, Lamu Island.

The two had been dating from mid-last year with their relationship blossoming. The late Tecra is said to have arrived in Lamu last month and shacked up with Omar at their favourite Manda Diamond Hotel in Shella for a week.

Later on, they are said to have rented a cottage from where she was later found unresponsive at the bottom of the staircase on Tuesday last week.

Anerlisa Muigai with Tecra Muigai in the past
Anerlisa Muigai with Tecra Muigai in the past

Neighbours who found her reportedly informed Omar who was asleep at the time and was unaware that she lay unconscious at the staircase.

Witnesses at the scene told the-Star that blood was oozing from her nose and mouth though many were unable to explain how she fell, or what could have triggered the fall.

Ooh no! Anerlisa Muigai sister passes on

When her mother, Tabitha, was informed about her daughter’s incident she apparently chartered a private chopper that airlifted her for treatment to the Nairobi Hospital on April 27.

Friends, who did not want to be named, claimed she was conscious at the time she was airlifted to Nairobi.

Anerlisa Muigai with Tecra Muigai in the past
Anerlisa Muigai with Tecra Muigai in the past

It had been recommended by medics that she undergoes brain surgery to defuse the extreme pain medically referred to as cerebral-edema. She died before it was done.

“Sometime last year, the brother came here and tried to convince her to leave Omar alone as she was being taken advantage of. It didn’t work as Tecra said she loved him” one friend said.

A police source who spoke to the-Star, said on condition of anonymity that the two might have been involved in a row.

The boyfriend is now being held by detectives in Lamu as investigations into the accident commence.

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‘Forever in my heart’ Sean Andrew and brother remember grandma Lucy Kibaki

Sean Andrew Kibaki and his brother Kibaki Jnr are remembering their grandmother Lucy Kibaki, four years after she passed on. Lucy Muthoni Kibaki was the wife of former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and was First Lady of Kenya from 2002 to 2013

She died on 26th April 2016 at South Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Well, on their social media pages, the two grandkids continued t pay their tributes.

Sean Andrew shared a photo of the late former first lady and wrote;

“Rest with the angels forever”

 

Kibaki Jnr on the other hand wrote;

“Always on my mind, forever in my heart”

 

 

Sean Andrew caught the attention of many during the funeral of his grandmother, and since then he has been a public figure who is now an influencer.

Was he murdered? Ken Walibora’s autopsy raises disturbing questions about his death

The death of Ken Walibora might not be as open and shut as many thought it was. This after Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor held an autopsy on the late author’s body raising more question’s than answers.

Mr Oduor spoke to journalists on Saturday and explained that the nature of the wound on Walibora’s hand was inconsistent with what an accident could have caused.

“The wound on the right hand was caused by a sharp trauma. When someone is hit by a vehicle, the wound is usually indicative of being hit by a blunt object. This one was sharp,” he explained.

What is even more puzzling is that it’s not clear what the 56-year-old author had gone to do in Muthurwa and why he had parked his car along Kijabe Street, almost three kilometres away.

“There was a cut between the thumb and the index finger. It was about 7cm long, and it was also about the same measurement in depth. It looked like something sharp. It looked like something sharp, it was like someone probably was trying to stab him but he was trying to defend himself so it got into the hand,” he narrated.

“There were bruises on the head on the left side. There was a fracture of the left upper arm and when we opened the body, there was bleeding in the brain. In fact, all those injuries I’ve talked about were on the right side, not the left side,” he further explained.

His death, which had been pegged to an accident in which he was hit by a matatu on Landhies Road in Nairobi at around 9:30 am, was further cast in doubt after some eyewitnesses claimed that he was being chased by unidentified individuals.

“He was running away from street children and he jumped across Landhies Road, however, he was then hit by a matatu when crossing the outbound section of the busy road,” one of the witnesses told Citizen TV reporters

Police have launched investigations into Walibora’s mysterious death and they will be relying on CCTV footage from the Integrated Command, Control and Communication Directorate to help them unravel the matter.

 

 

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The “suicide note” wasn’t written in Kenei’s handwriting-Detectives say

The death of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, the slain Administration Police officer who was attached to the office of Deputy President William Ruto keeps getting more intriguing as the days go by.

At first, the death was thought of as a straight suicide but new facts are coming to light. According to sleuths handling the case at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kenei’s death was well-staged murder.

DCI forensic officers carry autopsy kit after Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei's postmorterm at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour
DCI forensic officers carry autopsy kit after Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei’s postmorterm at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour

This according to a report in the Nation where the cops found out that data on the slain officer’s phone had been flushed out, leaving little to rely on to trace the people he last spoke to before he was murdered.

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That wasn’t all, even the suicide note collected at his Villa Franca Estate home in Imara Daima on the day he was murdered did not bear his handwriting.

“Everything was well planned to appear like suicide. Sending money to his family, leaving behind a suicide note and so forth but it’s a clear case of murder,” a detective privy to the ongoing investigations told the Nation.

Kipyegon Kenei
Kipyegon Kenei

This new information has made the DCI view the suicide theory as unviable anymore as a possible cause of the death, with the cops now concluding that he was murdered and the suicide stage-managed.

A post-mortem carried out on his body on February 26 revealed that he died from a single gunshot wound.

Reports have described Kenei as a key witness in the ongoing Sh39 billion fake arms deal investigation involving former Sports CS Rashid Echesa and three others.

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Don’t leave! Witnesses say they told man who died in tragic Lang’ata rd. accident

More details are emerging concerning the terrible accident that took place along Lang’ata Road yesterday. Witnesses who spoke to the Star said that they had asked the man not leave.

Staff at the Weston Hotel begged him not to drive, to sleep it off or find a designated driver to get him home.

The accident scene
The accident scene

But he knew he was really drunk, he didn’t need anybody’s help and could drive himself home in his Mercedes-Benz.

He was wrong. The man, not formally identified, died yesterday morning in a burning road crash along Lang’ata Road at a Wilson Airport fence.

The accident scene
The accident scene

Lang’ata Deputy OCPD John Samburumo said the driver, who was not formally identified, was driving at a very high speed.

Samburumo said he was coming from the Weston Hotel at about 7.20am and appeared drunk.

“witnesses at the hotel said they tried to stop him from driving but he ignored them and took off at very high speed,” the ocpd said.

The accident scene
The accident scene

The officer said another car that parked inside the airport also was hit.

“the driver lost control of the car and hit trees before landing on a Wilson Airport perimeter fence,” he said.

The officer said that the car caught fire at the front. The driver was trapped. The body was moved to Nairobi City mortuary.

Ther accident scene
Ther accident scene

Police are yet to confirm his identity.

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Rest well my sister Sarah – Pastor Robert Burale in mourning

Pastor Robert Burale is in mourning after the death of his sister. The motivational speaker and pastor revealed the sad news using his social media pages while also celebrating the beautiful life his sister lived; despite her leaving so soon.

The past 3 years I have been admitted in hospital during Christmas – Burale

Burale explained that his late sister had gone on to reveal that she fought the fight like a strong soldier but her race in life had come to an end. He went on to say;

My sister Sarah …Words fail me …The phone call from the doctor that you are no more hit me like a thunderbolt.This is hard….Really hard ..Rest well my sister…Dad and our two brothers had gone before you…Enter into the Heavens Triumphantly..You fought a good fight ….You ran a good race and have now finished your race 
Rest well my sister Sarah ….

Burale speaking
Burale speaking

Burale has had a tough last few months as his family laid their uncle to rest in December 2019. Through his social media pages the pastor wrote;

REST WELL. May Heaven receive you well…..you have followed your brothers Absalom, Apollo, John, Sam, George…..you were the last of the strong battalion remaining. As your sons/nephews, we will carry on with the legacy……REST WELL.

Burale praying
The pastor praying

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Me… dead from Coronavirus? Larry Madowo reacts after fan killed him

Larry Madowo was killed by a certain internet poster this past week, something a not-dead Larry was left bemused by. The fan went on social media posting a picture of Larry with the message that the journalist had lost his life after suffering coronavirus.

Larry Madowo smiling
Larry Madowo smiling and still alive

The former NTV journalist got hold of the message and shared it on his Twitter page, stating it was exaggerated. Larry tweeted: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I was in the emergency room (ER) last week!”

Larry Madowo screenshot
Larry Madowo screenshot

The comments were very confusing as some misunderstood the message as they could not understand what was going on. This came days after he posted an image of himself being lifted into an ambulance.

Larry Madowo in an ambulance
Larry Madowo in an ambulance

It is really sad in this day and age of social media when a lie travels at light-speed. Just this past week, Lee Njiru the late former president Moi’s press secretary indicated that his boss had been “killed” 14 times before his eventual death.

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Daniel_arap_Moi_1979b

Another case of a popular person being “killed” happened late last month after DJ Evolve was allegedly shot by Babu Owino at B-Club. Some reports on social media indicated that he had passed on from the bullet wounds he sustained-something that was found to be false later on.

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Alexander the Great’s cost Sh 60 billion – List of most expensive funerals ever

The death of former president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi captivated the country the past two weeks with details about the late leader filling the pages of all newspapers and blogs.

One interesting area of the conversation was the cost it would take to bury Kenya’s second president. Most reports claim that Mzee Moi’s burial costs were estimated to cost Sh. 300 million.

Daniel Moi state funeral
Daniel Moi state funeral

Some Kenyans were surprised at the cost but considering it to high. But what many might not know is that Mzee Moi’s burial costs pale in comparison to other famous leaders from history.

Let’s begin;

Princess Diana-Sh. 650,000,000 million

Although Princess Diana was no longer the wife of the Prince of Wales, Diana was given a royal funeral in Westminster Abbey, so as to pay an appropriate tribute to her global status and honor her as the mother of the future King of England.

Princess_Diana
Princess_Diana

Her service included rousing readings from her family as well as one of the most memorable funeral songs of all time: Elton John performing “Candle in the Wind.”

Pope John Paul II-Sh. 984,581,844 million

The Pope was laid to rest six days after his death, but not before kings, queens, prime ministers, presidents and world religious leaders gathered to mourn him.

Pope John Paul 2
Pope John Paul 2

The funeral, which reportedly cost The Vatican nine million euros, also drew four million pilgrims into Rome and spurred more than two billion television viewers.

John F Kennedy-Sh. 4 billion

In a memo from Margaret Earl to David Gergen, the projected cost of expenses relating to President Kennedy’s funeral was four million dollars. In addition, taxpayers footed the bill for a Day of Mourning, which only required essential, federal emergency employees to report to work.

John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy

According to The Museum of Broadcast Communications, T.V networks lost approximately $40 million dollars in profits associated with regular commercials and television programming.

Ronald Reagan-Shs. 40 billion

During the United States’ official Day of Mourning for the late president, stock markets closed, federal workers were given the day off and media outlets focused on nothing but the funeral services.

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

Functional Ambivalent crunched the numbers and found that it cost $400,000,000 on the taxpayers. If you add to that amount the estimated costs for state services, security and cost to networks, some speculate that the total expenses related to Reagan’s funeral may have reached as high as $800 million or even $1 billion.

Alexander the Great-Shs. 60 billion

Some accounts of Alexander’s death claim that he was preserved in a vat of honey and encased in glass, while other historical depictions show that he was placed inside an elaborate gold sarcophagus, which was encased in a gold casket.

Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great

To top it off, this gold shrine was transported from Babylon to Macedonia via a gold carriage, a team of upwards of sixty horses and a specially constructed road built to hold the weight and size of the procession.

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Kobe Bryant’s last tweet in life was a profound message to LeBron

NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The news of Bryant’s passing stunned not only the sports world but the general public as a whole.

After retiring at the end of the 2015-16 season, Bryant remained a constant presence around the NBA and the game of basketball in general. He went to plenty of Lakers’ games and was instrumental in supporting his young daughters in their budding hoops careers.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

Last night, Bryant watched current Lakers star and fellow NBA immortal LeBron James pass him for third on the league’s all-time scoring list. James and Bryant competed against each other for more than a decade and played together with Team USA.

Bryant posted a heartfelt congratulatory message to James on Twitter last night. It turned out to be the last thing he ever tweeted.

Kobe Bryant in the past
Kobe Bryant in the past

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were traveling back to LA when they received word of the death of franchise legend Kobe Bryant.

James, who passed Bryant on the all-time scoring list on Saturday, was visibly emotional as he exited the team plane on Sunday afternoon.

LeBron showed reverence to Bryant’s achievements both on and off the floor after surpassing him on Saturday. In fact, he was reflective on the impact Kobe had on him as a player at a young age and as a person

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Willis Raburu reveals late daughter’s name in tearful post

Willis Raburu and his wife Marya Prude have had a terrible start to the year. The couple suffered a miscarriage at the beginning of January that has shattered the peace and tranquility that the normally bubbly and lively Raburu emanates.

The couple has refused to speak to the media and who can blame them at such a time like this. That doesn’t mean that they haven’t been expressing their angst and pain. They have been doing so on their well-followed social media pages.

Marya Prude with Willis Raburu
Marya Prude with Willis Raburu

Recently Willis shared a deeply personal message speaking about the pain to his unborn daughter. He revealed that her name would have been Ayana.

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Ayana is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means a girl who has large eyes, and a girl who is perceptive. It is derived from the AIN-Y-N root (eyes), which is used in many places in the Quran. … Ayana is also an Ethiopian name for girls that means beautiful flower.

Marya Prude with Willis Raburu
Marya Prude with Willis Raburu

Read his touching and tear-jerking message below;

My beautiful daughter, some days are easy some days are so hard. Today I woke up trying to imagine what it would be like to watch you sleep, ( that’s the only image I have of you) what it be like you hold warm fingers, what a sleepless night would feel like. What it would be like to go to work tired Koz you kept me up at night, who you would look like now? what color of your skin? if you would drink as much milk as I did when I was your age. My daughter, you are an angel now, or so they tell me and when I look up to the sky sometimes I cry, sometimes I sometimes I laugh,I want you to make so much noise in heaven, or in the multi-verse you are in,I want you to have all your the people who are with you there say “Yeap that’s Willis’ child” I miss you so much, it’s funny that I have a picture of you but even before I look at it, your face is engrained in my heart, etched in my soul, tattooed in my very essence. My daughter, my sweet lovely beautiful daughter, I’m sorry that you have to see daddy weak and in grief and not the pillar of strength that you and your mother need, but my daughter, daddy loves you, since He listens to you talk to Him and tell Him, daddy doesn’t understand but daddy needs help. Rest In Palaces, RIP because you are royalty. 👼🏾👸🏾#QueenAdana

May the couple be able to move on from this tragedy.

 

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