Hundreds of mourners thronged the home of Antony Wanjohi Ngare for a memorial service following the Ethiopian Airline crush where all passengers perished on March 10, last month.
The service led by the Catholic clergy was held at Burguret village in Kieni constituency of Nyeri County where Ngare was born.
Ngare, 46, was an employee of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) where he worked as a communication officer and perished on his return journey from an official assignment.
“I had prepared him his favourite dish-chapatis as I was expecting him back that day but it was not to happen,” said his widow, Ms Jane Nyambura in an emotional tribute, read on her behalf by Ms Beatrice Wangari.
Speakers described the late Ngare as a dedicated family man and a good workmate who was passionate about his job.
In their tributes, his two daughters Sudrine and Rose described him as a loving dad and promised to keep his passion in education burning.
The clergy led by Father Joseph Gitonga in their condolences asked the family to always have faith in God saying “Faith will sustain you in this difficult time.”
Addressing mourners, the area MCA, Amos Njogu urged the government to assist the affected families of the Ethiopian air crush during the DNA tests.
Njogu at the same time, asked the government to assist the families to fast track compensation of those who perished.
By Mwangi Gaitha