Nairobi News

ChillaxGeneralMust ReadNews

Celebs and reggae fans unite to honour Jahmby Koikai at special fundraising event

Celebrities and reggae fans will unite to honour the late media personality Mary Njambi, popularly known as Jahmby Koikai, at a special fundraiser on Wednesday, June 12 at the Quiver Club, Thika Road.

The event has an entry fee of Sh500.

All proceeds will go towards helping Jahmby’s family pay for her hospital bills and funeral arrangements.

Several celebrities have shared the event poster on their social media platforms.

Jahmby’s friends in the industry will also pay tribute to her on Wednesday 12 June from 10:00 am, dedicating the entire day to celebrating her passion for life and indomitable spirit.

Jahmby Koikai died on June 3 in Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with endometriosis.

In a heartfelt interview with members of the Fourth Estate on the sidelines of the funeral service at All Saints Cathedral, Jahmby’s mother shared touching memories of her daughter, describing her as a mentor and friend to many.

“We should be brave in her name. Jahmby loved you and you loved her. Thank you so much for that,” she said.

The family have announced that Jahmby’s funeral will take place on 14 June and are currently fundraising to cover funeral and hospital costs. The family said they were trying to raise Sh3 million to cover hospital and funeral costs. The payroll number is 600100 and the account number is 242424.

A memorial service is planned for Thursday 13 June, with the venue to be announced shortly.

Explaining the family’s decision regarding her final resting place, Jahmby’s father said:

“The memorial service will be on Thursday and more details will be announced before the funeral on Friday at Lang’ata Cemetery. She will be buried there because her grandmother is buried there and the family wanted her to be buried close to her.

He also spoke of Jahmby’s wishes for her work to continue posthumously, highlighting her commitment to her community.

“She said if her projects could continue, she would be happy. That was her reason for running for the parliamentary seat of Dagoreti North.”

Read more