• The family had plans to bury Dr Gakara in one grave with his children.

Bodies of Dr James Gakara and his two children
Bodies of Dr James Gakara and his two children
Image: Ben Ndonga

The bodies of Dr. James Gakara and his two children, Dylan and Karuana were laid to rest today at his Gilgil home. 

While Dr. Gakara was laid to rest in his own grave, his 3 and 5-year-old babies were laid in one grave. 

The two graves were cemented with tiles, and no soil was poured into them. 

The family had plans to bury Dr. Gakara in one grave with his children but opted for two in order to reduce the size of the grave.

Gakara and his children laid to rest
Gakara and his children laid to rest
Image: Ben Ndonga

A somber mood engulfed the open field where family and friends gathered for the burial service. 

Thereafter, close members proceeded to a private interment at their home. 

In her eulogy, Dr Gakara's wife Winnie Odhiambo mourned her husband as one of the most beautiful soul. 

To her children, Winnie recalled the lovely moments they shared and the stories she read for them.

Dr Gakara and kids burial
Dr Gakara and kids burial
Image: Ben Ndonga