Super producer, Bruce Odhiambo laid to rest in Koru, Kisumu (PHOTOS)

Fallen super producer, Bruce Odhiambo Bruce will be laid to rest today in Koru, Kisumu county.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who was a close friend to Odhiambo and Raila Odinga will be expected to attend the burial ceremony.

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bruce odhiambo burial

The former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman, died on January 8th, 2019 at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted to the ICU.

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He suffered a massive heart attack.

A number of celebrities are in attendance in Koru, including radio presenter; Talia Oyando, comedians, Mdomo Baggy and Nyambane.

Bruce Odhiambo burial
Bruce Odhiambo burial

On Thursday, First lady, Margaret Kenyatta, led hundreds of mourners who included; Family, friends, artistes and media personalities mentored by Bruce during his memorial service which was held at Nairobi Baptist Church, Valley Road.

Bruce Odhiambo's burial
Bruce Odhiambo’s burial

Artistes present were Dan Aceda, Amos and Josh, Kidum, Pitson and comedians Churchill and Nyambane who said that artistes will organise a concert in honour of Bruce.

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Unlike other caskets which are normally covered with flowers, Bruce’s casket was designed with a Piano cover an indication that music was live for him.

May he rest in eternal peace.

 

Drama As Wife And Mpango Wa Kando Clash At Their Man’s Burial

There was drama at a funeral when the burial of one Mr. James almost turned chaotic when his wife and the late’s mpango wa kando met face to face.

While eulogizing her late estranged husband, Nancy Iteshi started by giving a brief history on her relationship with James before turning her attention on the mpango wa kando who was standing next to the coffin, accusing her of breaking her marriage as well as the family.

The two tied the knot back in 2001 and the two sired two children together.

 

“My name is Nancy Karai Iteshi, James and I got married in 2001 and we were blessed with two children a boy and a girl.” Narrated Nancy.

We had a normal and happy life together but he changed immediately after our second born turned a month older and he stopped taking care of us. I sought advice from my mother but he once threatened to chop her with a panga.

I persevered but I eventually left him not willingly but because of this lady (pointing at the wailing mpango wa kando). I am the reason why James was called a father. When I found him he had no wife and he had no children and this woman is the one who ruined my marriage.

Now my kids are orphans without anyone to educate them.” She added.

The widow’s comments irked the mpango wa kando who at some point threatened to attack her before she was carted away.

Watch the video below.

Bobbi Kristina To Be Buried Today Amidst Family Feud

According to TMZ Bobbi Kristina Brown the daughter of the late Whitney Houston will be buried today in Georgia Atlanta as her family clash.

The family drama between them has found its way on Facebook as her aunt has since spoken out with a series of shocking claims, appearing to hit out at Bobbi’s other aunt Pat Houston.

TMZ obtained a copy of the funeral invite, with all guests reportedly having to show a government-issued ID at the door, to ensure no-one uninvited enters.

It asks guests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation to The Marion P. Foundation would be gratefully received – a charity run by Bobbi’s aunt Pat Houston, which helps troubled teens.

Another aunt Leolah has since gone on another Facebook rant, begging people not to send “ONE RED CENT” to Pat, and claiming she is “not the sweet quiet person that she’s tried so hard to make people believe she was.”

Whitney’s cousin Dionne Warwick who organised her burial, was also allegedly threatening to boycott the funeral because she didn’t like the Sweet 16 theme idea. She says it would be mocking to her late niece.

England’s Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king

England’s slain king Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave beneath a car park, will finally be buried with honour on Thursday in an unprecedented ceremony filled with pageantry and poignancy.

Some 530 years on from his brutal demise, the last English monarch killed in battle will be laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral, across the street from where his remains were located in 2012 in a feat of archaeology.

The story of the king in the car park has captivated Britain in the build-up to Thursday’s spectacle and caused people to reconsider the tale of a man long caricatured as a villainous tyrant.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual head of the Church of England, will preside over the reinternment, while Queen Elizabeth has sent a personal message that will appear inside the order of service.

Her daughter-in-law Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, will attend on the sovereign’s behalf, as will the queen’s cousin Prince Richard the Duke of Gloucester, patron of the Richard III Society and a blood relative of the slain king.

Packed in with wool and linen, Richard’s battle-scarred bones are sealed inside a lead ossuary contained within an oak coffin made by Canadian carpenter Michael Ibsen, one of his closest living relatives.

“The ceremony can’t be downcast and sad because he died 530 years ago,” said Ibsen, Richard’s nephew 16 times removed.

“But it’s going to be an interesting mixture of quiet solemnity with a sense of contentment that he is, at last, being given the burial that he ought to have been given in the first place, regardless of his reputation.”

– Cousin Cumberbatch reads poem –

With the coffin lowered into the grave, actor Benedict Cumberbatch will read a specially-commissioned work by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

The Oscar-nominated star, who is due to play Richard in the BBC television series “The Hollow Crown”, is also the king’s third cousin 16 times removed.

Officially entitled “Service of Reinterment of the Remains of King Richard III by the grace of God King of England and France and Lord of Ireland,” the religious ceremony will be a moving event for many in the cathedral.

“It is a quite an extraordinary story and people have taken Richard to their hearts,” said Tim Stevens, the Bishop of Leicester, after a week in which tens of thousands queued for hours to file past the coffin.

“It could only happen in this way in England,” he told AFP.

“It will be formal, full of pageantry and visually very colourful.

“It will be solemn and respectful and we hope it will honour the memory of a king who has not had a place of honour for five centuries.

“He deserves a grave on which his name is carved forever, and from now on he will have that.”

– Niece’s ‘shivers down spine’ –

Identified by his DNA, radiocarbon dating and his distinctive curved spine, the discovery of Richard’s skeleton has triggered a revival of interest in his reign.

The last of the Plantagenet dynasty, Richard ruled from 1483 until his death at the Battle of Bosworth near Leicester in central England in 1485.

It was the last major conflict in the Wars of the Roses and changed the course of English history. Richard’s defeat saw the crown pass from the Plantagenets to the Tudors with his victorious opponent ending the blood-soaked day as king Henry VII.

Richard was hastily buried with minimal ceremony in Greyfriars monastery, which was dissolved by king Henry VIII in 1538.

Richard’s closest living relatives, all direct female line descendants of his eldest sister Anne of York, will be at the service.

“I feel shivers going down my spine,” said one of them, Australian-born researcher Wendy Duldig, a niece 18 times removed.

“It will be a very private, personal time for me. I want it to be that way. It’s a member of my family. I think it’s going to take on poignancy. This is an event for thousands of other people but I will be in my own space,” she told AFP.

Michael Ibsen’s sister Leslie added: “It will be quite emotional. You’re attending the funeral of a relative but it’s a happy time because he was found and identified. It’s family pride.”

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Magu family to be buried on Tuesday

The deceased lawyer  Paul Magu and his family will be laid to rest on Tuesday, leaving behind an unresolved mystery over what caused their deaths.

Paul Magu Muhiu 35, his wife Lydia Wangui Ndau 34, his sons Ryan Ndau Magu 9, Allen Muhiu Magu 8 and daughter Tiffany Wambui Magu 5 will be buried at their home in Kiganjo village, Thika.

Lydia was first to be found dead with burns on her body, before Paul ran into the path of an oncoming bus that killed him on the Thika-Garissa highway.

His three children were found dead days later in a thicket in Kiambu with their bodies mutilated and burnt with acid.

A woman has since been arrested and is assisting the police with investigations as it is believed that she may have crucial information.

The late senator Otieno Kajwang’s public viewing in Kisumu cancelled

Thousands of Kisumu residents who turned up to view the late Senator Otieno Kajwang’s body at Kisumu Stadium left a disappointed lot after not seeing their late senator.

The funeral organizer’s canceled the viewing scheduled to take place at the stadium after realizing they could not control the rowdy crowds.

The funeral procession then went on its journey to Homa Bay by road. Members of the public came out in numbers to receive the body which had been flown from Nairobi that same morning as they escorted the convoy through the streets of the lakeside town. Burial is set to take place on Friday at the late Senator’s rural home in Waondo village, Mbita.

Uhuru attends Michael Sata’s Burial (photos)

President Uhuru travelled to Zambia to join  the people of Zambia and other dignitaries to pay their last respects to the Late  president Michael Sata .

Zambia  held a state funeral for President Michael Sata, who died last month aged 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness in a UK hospital.

Tens of thousands of people attended the Catholic Mass at the National Heroes Stadium in the capital, Lusaka.

 

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Uhuru is received upon landing at the Lusaka airport
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Uhuru paying the final respect
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Uhuru and other dignitaries paying respect

 

 

 

President Kenyatta travels to Zambia for President Sata’s burial

President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country this morning for Lusaka, Zambia to attend the burial of Zambian President Michael Sata.
President Sata will be laid to rest today at the Embassy Park – the burial site for Zambian presidents where two other leaders, Levy Mwanawasa and Fredrick Chiluba were buried.
The Zambian leader died on 28th October at age 77 years while undergoing treatment in London.
In his condolence message to the Government and people of Zambia, President Kenyatta described the late Zambian President as an exceptional leader gifted with unique, admirable abilities and strong values.
The funeral is expected to be attended by other regional leaders.
The Plane carrying the President and his delegation departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 5.00 a.m.
President Kenyatta was seen off at the airport by the Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Monica Juma, Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Samson Mwathethe and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo among other senior Government officials.

Kenyan Cyclist set to be buried today

The Funeral for John Njoroge Muya to be held Today  30 October 2014 at Kinangop, Kenya . The body will be leaving Nairobi at 8am to travel to Njoroges families home land.

Muya was a member of the Kenyan Riders team, which was sponsored entry into Australia by Cycling Queensland to race the 2013 National Road Series and the Queensland Road Series.

Njoroge who represented the country in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, was killed while on duty for the country in the Philippines.

He was killed on 18th October in  Luzon, following a head-on collision with a car at the  Tour of Matabungkay Championship.

Professor Mazrui laid to rest in Mombasa

The late renowned scholar, Professor Ali Mazrui, was on Sunday buried at a family graveyard opposite the Fort Jesus in Mombasa.

The funeral was attended by hundred of locals as well as several political, religious and government leaders.

Chief justice Willy Mutunga was among family and friends who received the late Mazrui’s body at the Moi international Airport where it arrived from New York earlier Sunday morning onboard Turkish Airlines.

Other leaders who attended the burial included cabinet secretary Najib Balala, Mombasa governor Hassan Joho, Mombasa senator Hassan Sarai alongside his Lamu counterpart Abu Chiaba.

Prof Ali Mazrui’s body arrives to emotional reception in Mombasa

For the past 50 years, Ali Mazrui dominated the field of African Studies through 26 internationally acclaimed books and hundreds of articles, essays, interviews, and appearances on radio and television programmes. On October 13, the world lost an intellectual giant who helped shape academic and scholarly understandings of Africa during a critical period for not just the continent but global history as well.

The renowned scholar  died at the age of 81. For nearly half a century, he was considered an intellectual giant in African studies. In 2005, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines named him among the top 100 public intellectuals in the world.At the time of his death, he was an Albert Schweitzer professor in the humanities and director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Mombasa County’s top leadership woke up earlyto give the late  Prof Ali Mazrui an honourable reception when his body arrived at the Mombasa airport at 2.35am. The scholar’s body arrived aboard a Turkish airliner from New York and touched down  at around 2.40am.

Governor Hassan Joho, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Senator Hassan Omar, County Commissioner Nelson Marwa Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba and  Suleiman Shahbal plus close family members  were on hand to receive the body at the airport.  The family was grateful to the Turkish airline which transported the body and family members from New York to Mombasa free of charge. The late proffessor is said to be buried at the  900-year-old graveyard was used by the Mazrui family, who were the rulers of Mombasa town in the 18th century.old-graveyard

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