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Jimi Wanjigi, CS Namwamba, pay tribute to late Njambi Koikai

Businessman and political strategist Jimi Richard Wanjigi paid a heartfelt tribute to the late media personality Njambi ‘Jahmby’ Koikai during her memorial service at Nairobi Chapel on Ngong Road on Thursday June 13.

Jahmby, a popular reggae presenter and health advocate, died on June 3 while undergoing treatment for endometriosis at Nairobi Hospital.

In his tribute, Wanjigi recalled their first meeting and reflected on her inspiring life and lasting legacy.

“I am very sorry for the loss of your daughter. As much as we mourn her passing at such a young age, we are also here to celebrate her amazing life,” Wanjigi began.

“I met Njambi in 2021 at my office with some members of the reggae fraternity. The only thing I remember about her was her amazing voice. I don’t know how I didn’t remember her from KBC. She made you feel that there was a message that would warm your soul.

Wanjigi went on to highlight Njambi’s ambitions and their work together:

“She told me about her ambitions and we agreed to work together and capture the reggae fraternity. She said reggae stood for unity and love and a purpose for better social and political conditions.

He also shared his newfound awareness of endometriosis, thanks to Njambi’s advocacy:

“She then told me about a disease I had never heard of in my life. She told me how it affects about 8 million women in the world and the pain it causes them. I asked her how she could smile with such pain.

Recalling a visit to her home, Wanjigi was moved by Njambi’s strength and dedication:

“When I visited her at home, she was in a lot of pain, but she promised to educate people about the disease, which has no cure.”

Njambi’s legacy as a media personality, reggae presenter and health advocate has left an indelible mark on all who knew her. Her passion for raising awareness of endometriosis and her unwavering spirit in the face of adversity has inspired many.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba also attended the service and described her as someone who touched many lives in the creative community and beyond.

“It takes passion and courage to be in the space that Jahmby occupied. The most profound lesson is not to hold back in the pursuit of your dreams. She lived her life well and left her mark in media and leadership.

Njambi will be buried at Lang’ata Cemetery on Friday, June 14.

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