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Veteran journalist Macharia Gaitho to lay wife to rest in private function

By Nyaboga Kiage December 7th, 2022 2 min read

The family of veteran journalist Macharia Gaitho will on Thursday, December 8, 2022, lay to rest his wife Ms Christine Wairimu Gaitho.

In an obituary seen by Nairobi News, the family said that the burial ceremony will only be a private family function but earlier in the day, a funeral service will take place at the International Christian Center (ICC).

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“Family and friends have a final meeting at International Christian Centre (ICC), Kerarapon Drive, today, Wednesday, December 7, 2022, for prayers and thanksgiving, from 5:00 pm,” part of the obituary read.

Ms Wairimu passed on following a short illness. Since Monday, friends and relatives have been meeting at ICC.

Mr Gaitho, who currently works as a consulting editor for Nation Media Group, broke the news on social media on Sunday, December 4, 2022, with a message that read “Rest in peace, my dearest.”

Ms Wairimu is survived by Mr Gaitho and their seven children.

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Funeral arrangements are ongoing at the International Christian Center (ICC) along Kerarapon Drive.

A number of Mr Gaitho’s close friends shared their message of condolences.

“Pole sana Mr Macharia. May Almighty God grant you and your family peace during this difficult times. Rest in perfect Mama Christine,” said Mr Maina Karuri.

“Our sincere and heartfelt condolences, senior,” said senior journalist Nzau ya Musau.

“My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. May the good Lord give you comfort and strength during this difficult time,” said Tom Japanni, Radio boss at Standard Media.

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