“Take good care of our children…God will give you another husband who will love you as I did.”
These were the last words of 27-year-old Samuel Njenga from Magomano, Kipipiri, to his girlfriend Zipporah Njeri, 25, moments before he drowned himself in the swollen Malewa River on Tuesday evening.
Njeri said on Monday evening, Njenga sent her a text message indicating he was fed up with life and the only option remaining was suicide.
This happened after she called him asking his whereabouts since he had been missing for two days.
Njeri spoke to the Star on Saturday afternoon at River Malewa where Njenga’s body is still being sought.
She said after the message, she and Njenga’s brother tried to talk sense into him but “he had made up his mind though we did not take him seriously by then.”
Njenga had disappeared with Sh8, 000 belonging to a bar operator at Jilet township in Kipipiri.
On the material Tuesday, he called Njeri, who was at her work place at Jilet Township. He requested her to meet him at Magomano near the bridge along Huhirio B road, accompanied by his brother, so that the two could accompany him to return the money to the owner.
Zipporah Njeri (second left) with some residents at Malewa River on Saturday Image:Ndichu Wainaina
She could not find Njenga’s brother hence she went to meet him alone. As she approached the bridge she saw him leaning on the barriers and upon noticing her he went to meet her.
Together they walked back towards the river where Njenga repeatedly said he was fed up with life without revealing much.
As she approached the bridge she saw him leaning on the barriers and upon noticing her he went to meet her. Njeri said when she pressed him he told her he felt ashamed and feared going back to Jilet township since he did not know how he would explain why he went away with the money.
“I told him that was not a reason enough to take his life and insisted that instead, he could stay away for some time as things calmed down, but he insisted his end had come, “she said
A few metres to the raging river, she said, Njenga embraced and kissed her, and asked her to take care of their two children aged 7 ½ years and five, a girl and a boy. She asked him with whom will he leave her with even as she takes care of the children.
“He told me God will give me another husband who will love me just as he did.”
He then let go of her and made huge steps towards the swollen river, without looking back. It was at that moment that it dawned on Njeri that he was serious about taking his life. She ran after him and pulled him from the back pleading with him, but he insisted it was his time to die.
At some point, he appeared to calm down and she loosened her grip on his clothes intending to move in front of him so they could talk face to face. But within an instant, he shoved her to the ground, in the mud, and plunged into the raging waters which swept him away. “The incident will live to haunt me as it happened in my full sight.
“His last words will remain painful. Things will be difficult as we loved each other so much and we never fought or quarrelled,”she said.
Kenyans on social media are sharing their tributes for Njeri, a young girl has lost her life after rejecting the advances of a student in Naivasha.
Vanlentine Njeri had gone to the suspects house to return a book, when he demanded she have se3ual relations with him.
She refused, and that is when he pulled her into the room, and stabbed her. The knife broke and he rushed to the kitchen for another knife.
“He then dragged the body under his bed where it remained overnight,” said Naivasha DCI Chief Kenneth Njoroge.
Citizen reports that during the incident in Mirera estate 20km from Naivasha town, the suspect would later meticulously clean the room and the body, drag it under the bed and later share a meal with his family.
He returned to his room, with the body still under the bed and waited for his parents to sleep.
Kenyans are upset over the incident and have sent in tributes below:
This is sad😭😭
Its an evil world we live in…we can only try our best to spread good while we are alive
Christ have Mercy😢😢
So sad… Rip Njeri
#EndGenderBasedViolence #ManOrWoman for a #saferworld
Indeed very sad to lose such a young life in that manner, RIP Njeri.
She was only 15 years we share the same birthday month date the difference is only the year. He can harm as many as we don’t know. She was just an innocent being. It pains a lot. Jail is not the right place for him. He took a life only for a No. Something serious should be done. Werever the parents are right now they are wounding after struggling with njeri only when she teenage to be killed innocently
Saying goodbye to your soulmate for good is not an easy thing to do. We have all witnessed it in one way or another, be it family or friends.
A man has moved many to tears after penning a heart breaking goodbye to his dead wife on Twitter (see post below).
His fond farewell according to social media, has restored faith in love.
He began by writing
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un, on Wednesday I lost my love of my life, my best friend, my soul mate. I lost my wife and my unborn child. Two years ago you held my face when we got married, today I held your face when I went down in the grave with you. My heart is broken
I cry for the future we lost, but grateful for the past and the memories we had. You completed me beyond words, I pray you get the highest place in jannah and that I will be reunited with you again. You had a life full of people who loved you but you had the biggest heart
The emotional post has captured hearts of social media users who have also paid tribute to her.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un, on Wednesday I lost my love of my life, my best friend, my soul mate. I lost my wife and my unborn child. Two years ago you held my face when we got married, today I held your face when I went down in the grave with you. My heart is broken and pic.twitter.com/FY1TbHaAtA
A university lecturer who kept her dead son in her house for allegedly more than two weeks is not fit to be charged.
Hannah Inyama was arrested last month after the body of her 13-year-old son was found wrapped in a blanket in her house on Nairobi’s South B estate.
An investigating officer told Makadara chief magistrate Heston Nyaga that Inyama is not mentally stable to stand trial over the death of her son, Emmanuel.
According to a psychiatric report, which the officer cited, the University of Nairobi don is not in her right state of mind and was put on medication for a month.
“The suspect has been put on medication, which will be on a daily basis and is required to appear in hospital on November 29 to check her progress,” the investigator said.
He added that Inyama will undergo medication until she gets well. The magistrate released Inyama to her parents, who were in court, and ordered her to report to the police every Friday. He also directed the matter to be mentioned on December 3 for further directions.
Inyama had been detained by the police for 10 days to allow them to finish investigations. The suspect allegedly stayed with the body for at least two weeks in Kifaru Apartments. She had invited church members to her home to sing and praise God.
She is a specialist in post-resuscitation care of the critically ill. This involves optimising ventilation and circulation and preserving organ and tissue function.
Last month, police boss Philip Ndolo told The Star that they were tipped off by neighbours about a foul smell emanating from the house. They broke in and found Emmanuel’s body wrapped in a blanket in the sitting room.
The mother told them the boy had fallen and died in the sixth-floor apartment.
“She said she did not take him to a hospital because she does not believe in hospitals,” Ndolo said.
“My officers tried knocking but nobody opened the door. After five minutes, they broke in. The woman by that time was hiding in the kitchen. It is like she heard us breaking in and rushed to hide.”
Ndolo said the boy was studying in a private school where he was to sit his KCPE exam.
COTU Boss Francis Atwoli’s wife Mary Kilobi has lost her brother.
Mary’s brother, Emmanuel Weyusia was shot dead last night by thugs in Thika.
The KTN presenter shared the sad news with her followers and she wrote,
9TH OCTOBER IT IS! HAKI I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS HOT BROTHER OF MINE EMMANUEL WEYUSIA HAS GONE TO BE WITH THE LORD. MARSH WE’VE LOST YOU TO SOME CRUEL PEOPLE WHO SHOT YOU. MARSH, YOU WILL FOREVER BE MY BIG BROTHER OUR VERY PROTECTIVE BRO, MY MAMAS 1ST BORN. HOW DO I SAY RIP. GOD, IT MAY NOT BE WELL WITH ME NOW BECAUSE OF HOW I FEEL BUT I STILL HOLD ONTO YOU FOR COMFORT. EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE ALLOWED THIS PAIN TO COME MY WAY, YOU ARE STILL MY GOD.
Below are messages of condolences from Kenyans to Mary Kilobi’s family
Fredrick Shitubi Just woken up to exceedingly shocking news that a dear friend, Emmanuel Weyusia (left), was gunned down by thugs last night. Death, where is thy sting? Such a sad morning. Rest in peace bro.
Hon Wafula Okumu Emmanuel Weyusia, why you my long-time friend, friend!? and why now!? Why!? I just don’t know how to say RIP! I still don’t believe! It must be a lie!
Wafula Paul How can God let this happen. The killers of Emmanuel Weyusia do not know who they have taken from us. What a dark day. How shocking. What a man. What a cruel world. How do you mourn such a good man?
Lyndah Tabani Aki pole tu sana family anr friends, it is God’s plan. May he rest in peace. Be strong pls.
Etyang Frank This is so shocking. Unimaginable that Emmanuel ‘s life has been ended so fast. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER. SING WITH THE ANGELS. Mariah Kilobi Atwoli take heart my dear. It is tough.
We at Classic condole with the family. May he rest in peace.
A man from Maji Mazuri village in Lugari subcounty conducted a funeral for his favourite hen and cemented its grave. He promised to hold anniversary rites for his bird.
Residents on Friday were drawn to the home of Joseph Omulai by the laments he sang after learning of the death of his hen in a nest where it was sitting on 12 eggs that were to hatch in two weeks.
They were surprised when they found him mourning the hen. He played loud music in his home overnight, akin to ‘disco matanga’ during funerals.
Omulai dug a three-foot-deep grave on Saturday, conducted a one-man service, reading the Bible and praying. He wrapped it in a white cloth and buried it. Then he cemented the grave as villagers watched in astonishment.
In the cement, he wrote, Rass Hen 2019.
Omulai said he loved his hen and was deeply saddened by its sudden death, alleging it succumbed to injuries after it was hit by a villager. He said that instead of throwing it away, he wanted to honour it.
“I bought seven chicks last year and took care of them up to maturity but others were stolen and I was left with this one which had laid 12 eggs. I was just waiting for them to hatch, but unfortunately, somebody hit the hen, causing its death,” Omulai said.
Resident Halima Daraja said,
“I was informed of the incident by my neighbour but I didn’t believe it. When I came here I was shocked to find him mourning his hen. He read the Bible and prayed before burying it as we watched.”
Another resident said she heard of the burial from her children who had passed Omulai’s compound and witnessed the burial.
“In fact, I chased my children and warned them against lying to me, but after they insisted that I see myself, I decided to come and witness. I couldn’t believe what I saw,” she said.
Villager Caroline Awinja said that since she missed the burial service, she is waiting to see how Omulai will conduct the anniversary service.
The late Dutch billionaire Tob Cohens will, will be opened after much controversy over its contents.
His widow Sarah Wairimu has indicated through her lawyer that she won’t attend the planned will reading because the confidentiality of the document had been impugned after the Star, citing a Dutch newspaper, published its contents on September 16.
The Star had reported that Cohen, at the time estranged from his wife, had given his sister his Sh400 million Kitisuru villa.
Algemeen Dagblad (AD), the Dutch newspaper on whose reporting the Star relied on, quoted Cohen’s sister Gabrielle as saying they have planned to take possession of the villa of their murdered brother in a matter of weeks.
The idea of a will being written while the person is still alive has elicited mixed reaction.
A Classic 105 man shocked audiences after revealing the extreme lengths he has gone to, to prepare for his eventual death.
From selecting the pictures to be used, to the wording of the obituary, and the music for the day, the man had no qualms admitting that he is defying African myths about planning for a funeral when still alive.
In my laptop is a folder called finally: it has music to be played, the pictures to be used, and the words for the obituary. I have even written the eulogy it just needs to be edited
Let me do the things the way I want them to be done, because it is me, nobody can write my life history better
Eric and Fred Omondi’s brother died within hours of being discovered alive heavily addicted.
Fred, in an interview on Tuesday September 10th, revealed that
the last time Eric saw him was two years before he died, and was called to a lodging where our brother had OD’d, and sadly died in the room in that lodging,
His family was tipped off about his location in downtown, and Eric asked the person to ensure his brother didn’t leave and was as comfortable as could be
the same night is when he died when Eric was going to pick him up to take him to hospital
after confirming and leaving to make hospital arrangements, he found him dead
Fred said the family had tried to help him out of his addiction, sadly he kept running away
It’s been 1 year since his death, we went through a lot, this is somebody we didn’t spend time growing up with, he would disappear coz of mihadarati, so from high school he would disappear, and my dad being a policeman would look for him and find him, and he would disappear again, and we would miss him. It affected Eric and my sister alot.
The brother died in 2018, and a year later Fred reminisced his death
it’s a good lesson. I am a witness that if you have the chance to stop this kind of life, stop it….
Tragedy struck again at Hells Gate National Park, when a group of tourists and their guide got overwhelmed by a flash flood, caused by a severe rainstorm some distance away.
Kenya Wildlife Service and other security agencies have launched a full scale search and rescue mission, hoping to find the group alive.
A man called Dennis Itolia has on Facebook written his traumatic experience together with his family. He wrote
“God is so great.
These photos were taken at Hells Gate. The rains started and we hid under a cave. When it continued to increase, I asked the KWS warden to take us back. They were 2. The one carrying my kid on their shoulders obliged. We bore the rain and came out through an emergency exit.
In the cave to our right were other tourists plus the other warden. They opted to wait for the rain to subside. Too bad, I learnt this morning they were all swept away by flash floods. They didn’t make it.
May God Rest Their Souls In Eternal Peace.”
Condolences messages continue to be received from Kenyans:
Gladys Mumbi Kamau Ndungu Nyoro, ...I wish people would know that there’s power behind every name, It might be positive or negative. The name itself tells you exactly what to expect. I thank God for saving the lives of this man and his family. But people should be careful …
Munjiru Njuguna ..The last time I was there in June , I was told thirty minutes prior the flash floods the walls of experiences tremors. So you have to locate the email emergency exits within that time💆🏾♀️😬🤦🏾♀️ I am not sure how true that is, but what I can say is, I didn’t not enjoy the place at ALL!!!!!
Nahason Karuri ..You have all the reasons to thank God.For your information,those guards aren’t from KWS.They are from the community who are accommodated to operate guide services to visitors at a fee.I dont know exactly how they operate but one thing am.very use of is
Nimmoh Wa Kahuria ..Apparently the flash floods come from rains from the surrounding hills. The floods happen hata kama the exact place has not rained. The management shld come out with ways to detect the floods and evacuate anyone in the caves in due time. The name shld also be changed, name it Olkaria caves..
Marion Kuria ..I remember years back whn still in high school 12+years, I cldnt get down there…. I literally became sick n had to go back to the bus…. Years later with my friends we went for a walk, again just kuchungulia from top I fell sick… Upto date have never understood the connection btwn that me falling sick…… Anyway its high time thy change its name
Shiro Wa Kamau …N u hear there’s a devils bedroom inside. Reke nemwo. God is great He saved you. N for those who lost their lives may they rest in peace
Losing a partner is so unimaginably hard to go through. The waves of grief and pain must, at times, be completely suffocating.
But what happens when you give yourself time to heal, and find someone else to share your life with?
On Classic 105 morning show, many people recounted their experiences while others told what they would do in the event they suffered such a loss.
Brave Classic 105 also fans flocked to our social media platforms to share their difficult stories and thoughts, each vocalising one consistent truth: it is bittersweet.
Nisha Gohil wrote
Being emotionally and mentally prepared is the right time. But never tie the knot just because you want your child to have a mother/father. Your well-being is of equal importance.
Sylvanus Ndaso added that
Life must continue……let the dead burry the dead and the living ought to seek their happiness. As long as you consider kids, marry and have a companion
As soon as you’ve mourned enough and your heart is ready to have another person in your. After all we all have feelings, yes you’ve lost her/him but feelings bado ziko #MainaAndKingangi
Another man spoke passionately of his loss
I’m a widower and she died three years ago. I have not been able to move on, I’ve not been able to move because I want someone good who will take care of this girl, it becomes difficult because some women want to trap you. I’m thinking of remarrying but after some time, probably when my daughter is a little bit older,
Another man who has no time for grief said
Now death has happened, come on bro, lazima tu move on
A woman shocked at her friends death after the widower emerged with a new babe
I have a friend whose wife died in 2017, and the guy already had another woman, immediately after the burial he went home with her, so disgusting, actually the lady has a baby. I don’t know what’s wrong with these men, watuheshimu kidogo even if its for three months.
Have you lost a partner? Let us know your experience in the comments below…
His fathers side of the family want him buried next to his father in Homa Bay. And this is where the dilemma checks in.
The family from Rangwe constituency wants the body buried at Kanyachir-Amoso village in Kochia, where his father was laid to rest.
A family spokesman said this is according to Luo traditions, however KOT beg to differ.
In sharp remarks made on social media, KOT want the late’s paternal side of the family to let it be. Read their reactions below:
Luo culture is funny, you abadon a kid, the kid grows to be prominent, dies, the dads clan claims the bury him. Question, will you do the same to obama?
I hope the late MP had left a will. He should be laid to rest according to his wishes. Why admonish the late MP to a home he barely knew?
Will this be a repeat of the famous battle of Nyalgunga (S.M Otieno’s Funeral)
Peharps the battle of Kochia?
And the case was decided on their favour. Did the father claim him when he was alive? And also there is a saying ‘loo oktamrega ng’ato’ Now the jungu wife be wondering about these traditions. NKT
Okoths’ relatives are only interested in disco matanga and inheriting the white widow. Where were they when okoth was struggling?
These ‘father’s side relatives’ are never there when widowers are left after their sons death but are always the first ones to give rules on burials n dowries,very lazy always
The last thing he did for his constituents was attend a music festival on July 7th with his peers.
Laboso had left the country on May 29 for the United Kingdom (Royal Madden NHS hospital) where she stayed before being transferred for further treatment in India.
Classic 105’s Maina Kageni paid tribute to her, and asked that Kenyans speak out about how Cancer is ravaging people.
She was the nicest person ever. She had such a clean heart, if you came across her and you had a god demeanor, she had all the time for you.
I saw her husband on Tv and I thought oh my gosh, he is so strong.
Over the ages, human kind has gone through plaques, this is the plaque of our time. We lose 80 Kenyans a day to cancer and that’s the craziest thing about it, and it’s not just her, it’s all over the world