Dr James Gakara and his two children, Dylan and Karwana's requiem mass in Nakuru
Dr James Gakara and his two children, Dylan and Karwana's requiem mass in Nakuru
Image: BEN NDONGA

The requiem mass for Dr James Gakara is ongoing at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.

Family and friends are in attendance to pay their last respects to the medic and his two children, Dylan and Karawana.

His wife, Winnie Odhiambo attened the funeral and paid a moving tribute to her 7 years in marriage with Dr Gakara.

In a tribute, Winnie spoke about how they met when she was doing her internship as a clinical officer intern. And their relationship blossomed from there.

Dr James Gakara and wife Winnie Odhiambo
Dr James Gakara and wife Winnie Odhiambo

The two tied the knot is a fairy tale wedding on November 26, 2015, in a very lovely ceremony attended by friends and family. They were blessed with 3 children Agnes Njeri, the late Dylan Gakara and the late Hailey Karuana.

"Our marriage life was beautiful, one I would describe as a great marriage. It is a beautiful story that I would want to talk about over and over. A good marriage isn't something you simply find, it's something you make and you have to keep on making.”

Adding, "My husband was the best partner, a good listener and compassionate, he never wanted to see me struggle or have any problems. I got everything I would ask fo . When you mention his name, you needed not to remind me of him our hearts were already intertwined with our thoughts together."

Winnie Odhimabo at Dr James Gakara and his two children, Dylan and Karwana's requiem mass in Nakuru
Winnie Odhimabo at Dr James Gakara and his two children, Dylan and Karwana's requiem mass in Nakuru
Image: BEN NDONGA

Winnie continued, "It's like a movie that you watch so deeply, keenly and passionately and then it suddenly stops! Now I know it's not possible for anyone to live 1000 years. My heart bleeds and I am completely shattered.

Never in my wildest dreams have I dreamt of something like this. It feels like a dream that is just never-ending... I do not know how my weekends will be, I do not know how my Sundays will be spent. Only God knows. I lost my strength, my purpose for life... Go well my dear beloved husband, my sweet girl Karwana and my darling baby boy 'Didi'."

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