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How Kareh B plans to keep her deceased teenage son’s legacy alive

Family and friends of Mugiithi artiste Mary Wangari Gioche aka Kareh B are gathered to bid farewell to their son, Joseph Mwadulo.

The 17-year-old tragically lost his life in a road accident while returning home from school for the April holiday.

The burial is underway at Karwagi Village, Embu County.

In her tribute, Kareh B pledged to establish a foundation in her son’s honour.

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“I would like to start a foundation to keep his (my son’s) legacy. It is going to be all about the youths emotional health, mental health, physical health and everything about youths… the youth are our future leaders and we have to take care of their mental health,” the grieving mothers said.

In his tribute, Joe’s father, Moris Mwadulo, reflected on the efforts he made to provide for his deceased son.

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“Many a time we have been with Joe… We have to accept the will of the Lord… I did my best, Joe, and one thing I respect you, Joe, is you never stopped calling me daddy. You were my only son and the only one who called me daddy,” he said.

On the night of April 1, 2024, the 17-year-old was among students of Chavakali High School who were returning to Nairobi when the bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident in Mamboleo area, Kisumu County. He died on the spot.

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Joe’s friends and schoolmates also paid their glowing tributes.

Joe’s basketball coach also presented Kareh B with a jersey in his memory.

“When I took him to be a player, I recognised his potential for shooting. He was voted as the best player. All the coaches loved him. He used to accept correction. That was one thing I loved about Joe,” the school team coach said.

Among the celebrities attending the burial are comedian Teacher Wanjiku, Terence Creative, MC Jimmie Kajim, Mugiithi artiste Jose Gatutura and rapper King Kaka.