The founder of one of Kenya’s populated slums, Mukuru Kwa Njenga was laid to rest at the Langata Cemetry on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Mzee Njenga Mwenda Kariuki died in his car when he was being rushed to the hospital due to
He is survived by two wives and 13 children.
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A week before he died, Njenga invited his daughter Wanjiru for lunch at his bar.
“He inquired about all his children, seeking every detail. When I asked why he was so concerned with all of our affairs, he said I was easy to talk to and he wanted to know his children’s welfare,” she recounted.
“That day, he insisted on eating roast meat and had his pocket knife handy to help with that.”
Mzee asked her to accompany him to the village after a long time when he visited his niece. After that visit, his chest problems worsened.
“After about four days, his condition had not improved and he asked to be taken to Mbagathi Hospital,” she narrated, her face dimming.
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Check out photos of Mzee Njenga’s funeral captured by Team Beard gang’s finest Douglas Okiddy.
Kware MCA Rose Ogonda during the burial at Langata Cemetery, Nairobi. Photo/ Douglas OkiddyPriest reads prayers during the burial during the burial of their dad at Langata Cemetery. Photo/ Douglas Okiddy
Mzee Njenga Mwenda’s children Alphonce and Patrick Njenga during the burial of their dad at Langata Cemetery. Photo/ Douglas Okiddy