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Family and friends bid Matiba goodbye on rainy, gloomy day - 11 months ago, 26 Apr 00:06

Gloria Aradi

As the dull and gloomy Wednesday morning dawned under the dreary Nairobi sky, it appeared, by some strange coincidence, that the universe was also mourning the demise of Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba, a hero whose courage and sacrifice knew no bounds.

But even as most of Nairobi beat the cold weather and sluggish traffic to go about their business, at the Lee Funeral Home, a small and intimate crowd had gathered in a tent.

Even though many remember the late Matiba as a brave and unbowed hero who sacrificed a lot for his country, to the crowd at the Lee Funeral Home, Matiba was much more.

From a husband to a father, grandfather and close confidante, this group knew Matiba in ways the rest of the world never did.

While most of the men opted for black or dark grey suits, many of the female mourners chose elegant dark dresses or ...
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