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Technology ‘brings’two siblings to the funeral of their sister
Friday, 22 Jan 2021 00:00 am
The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered

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Kirinyaga Govenor Anne Waiguru and the Interior PS Karanja Kibicho at the funeral ceremony of a former Catholic University Don the late Margaret Wamuyu held at Kiamwenja market . Shje was sister to Infrastructure PS Professor Mwangi Maringa

Due to the covid -19 restrictions across the world , two siblings living in America and South  Africa respectively appeared on the  screens and actively participated at the burial ceremony  of their sister at Kiamwenja  market, Kirinyaga County.

A portrait of Margaret Wamuyu Maringa  who was the first commercial lawyer in the country

Mourners were surprised to see Professor Eng Maina Maringa  read his sisters eulogy through Zoom  as his family sat by his side at their residence in South Africa.

Betty Muthoni Maringa who lives in the Unites States of America  broke into  tears as she paid glowing tribute to her elder sister, mentor and role  model Margaret Wamuyu through the same technology which made her presence at the funeral ceremony be felt by the mourners though many miles  away.

Pall bearers carying the casket containing  the remains of fomer Catholic University Law Don Margaret Wamuyu to her final resting place at her father's  home  at Kiamwenja market ,Kirinyaga County.

Wamuyu died  recently  after a battle with cancer  according to Muthoni in her  moving tribute  which left  mourners present  having grasped the  true picture of the lives and times deceased .

The deceased was a renowned  law scholar  and by the time of her demise she was teaching law at the Catholic University in Nairobi.

Born in 1956  Wamuyu spent her early life in Embu and Kerugoya towns  and  finally Muthaiga Estates.

She studied law at the Nairobi University and later proceeded to the Kenya school of law after which she was admitted to the Bar , where she would later be posted to the Attorney General’s Office.

Due to her high degree of competence in legal matters she rose to the position of Principal State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office before undertaking studies in for a Legum Magister degree in Commercial law at the Washington University.

She hence became the first Commercial lawyer in the country and also served as the Advisory Council of the Catholic Bishop of  Muranga  District .Diocese .

Interior PS Eng Dr Karanja Kibicho and the Kirinyaga Conty Commissioner Jim Njoka leaving the Kiamwenja home of Mzee Raphael Maringa after  they attended the funeral ceremomny of his daughter Margaret Wamuyu . She was sister to Kibicho's Infrastructure colleague Professor Mwangi Maringa

Wamuyu would later be appointed tom various senior positions in the government where she served with total dedication until in 1990  when she left for America  to join CareFirst BlueCross  Blue Shield  company in Mary land  a company she worked with until her return home in 2012 .

Upon her return home, Wamuyu joined Inooro University and as a lecturer in law but quickly moved to the Catholic University where she taught law until her demise on Jan 13 .

In her tribute, Muthoni described the deceased as diligent, meticulous and one with an  eye for detail.

Mr and mrs  Raphael Maringa and other close family members laying a wreath on the grave of their daughter  Margaret Wamuyu at their home in kiamwenja market this afternoon.

Wamuyu’s working life according to the eulogy exemplified modesty, civility honesty and service to all she  met .

To that end , this was attested by the big number of high raking government officials who attended the ceremony   conducted by a Catholic Priest since she was an ardent catholic faithful .

The litany of those present was led by Governor Anne Waiguru,  Internal PS Eng Dr Karanja Kibicho,his Maritine colleague Nancy Karigithu,  Rtd Gen Gordon Kihalagwa of the Public Works,Mary Kimonye of the Public Service,Dr. Eng Joseph  Njoroge , Energy,Solomon Kitungu  and Ps Charles Hinga for Housing and urban development, transport,Senator Charles Kibiru,Woman Representative  Wangui Ngirichi,Mwea  MP Kabinga Wachira and his Kirinyaga Central counterpart Munene Wambugu .

Ax battery of those from the State Department of Infrastructure was also present led by Lenard Lepmai

Wamuyu who was the first born child   of Mr and Mrs Raphael Maringa   who was a long serving senior employee of the defunct Kirinyaga County  Council  and a dear sister to Professor Mwangi Maringa  the PS for infrastructure.