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‘Not in pain anymore,’ final farewell for KBC actor Alphonce Makokha’s wife

Today, Purity Wambui, the beloved wife of KBC actor Alphonse Makokha – real name Matayo Msagani Keya – will be laid to rest at Lang’ata Cemetery.

Purity’s death follows a painful 18-year battle with cancer.

Speaking about his wife, the Vihoja Mahakamani actor Makokha revealed the depth of her battle with the disease.

In a eulogy shared with Nairobi News, the family recounted how Purity started feeling unwell in September 2023, experiencing back pain and headaches.

“A visit to the doctor revealed that she had stage 4 breast cancer. Despite her health challenges, she remained strong and hopeful, spending as much time as possible with her loved ones. She was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital on 29 May and sadly passed away on 1 June,” the eulogy read.

Purity married Makhokha in 1993 and their union was one of love, respect and mutual support.

Together they raised four beautiful daughters: Maline, Sharlet, Shanice and Malia Msagani.

Tributes to Purity by the family

In heartfelt tributes, Purity’s family expressed their deep loss and cherished memories:

Makokha paid tribute saying, “Ntakumiss sana dem yangu, sijui ntakua napigastory ni kunoma! Rest in peace my love”.

Purity’s children also shared heartwarming tributes.

“Mum, I miss you so much. Thank you for always being there for us and teaching us to be strong. I love you,” said Maline.

Sharlet added: “Rest in peace, Mum. Yes, we are sad that you have left us, but we are also happy that you are resting and not in pain. Love you!”

Shanice said, “Mum, you were my rock. You showed me what it meant to be brave, no-nonsense and a go-getter. I promise to take care of Dad and Puuh just like you did. I love you always, Wambire!”

Malia said, “I miss playing with you, Mummy. Thank you for the best hugs and stories. I love you so much and will always remember you.”

May her soul rest in peace!

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