Captain Daudi Kimuyu Kibati has been laid to rest today at his Kitui home.
He passed away after contracting coronavirus on his line of duty.
He was the pilot who flew the last flight from New York to Kenya.
“Captain Kibati managed to evacuate many kenyans only for him to succumb to the disease. He made the ultimate sacrifice,” said the CS of health Mutahi Kagwe in a live broadcast.
Captain Kibati was a loving husband to Jane Mwende Kibati and together were blessed with
He was a caring dad of Dr. Paul Kibati, Caeser Mutua, Sebastian Kibati and Angeline Mutindi and a loving grand-father to many.
His family wrote a moving poem for the late Captain.
“Where do we begin dad,
Your attributes are beyond what our words can express.
You remind us of Moses in the bible
who God called the most humble man who ever lived.
Your humility, many can attest to. You remind us of the teachings of Jesus when He said love your neighbors.
Only, you went beyond being just a loving neighbor
You became everything for anyone and everyone who needed you
When we needed advise, you were the wise counselor
When we needed understanding, you became the friend; down to the level of each and every person
When we needed a provider, you went far and beyond; never withholding what’s within your means
When we were in conflict, you became the mediator and not even once, judging
A loving dad, compassionate friend, husband, son, brother, and granddad!
Whom do we turn to?
And now that it’s time to say goodbye, sorrow grips us
Your warmth, smile, voice, laughter; how can we go on dad
Yet we know that it is for love that you chose the lonely way out; though in hope of seeing us again
But this be sure; that forever your legacy will live on
The lives you touched, far and beyond your bloodline;
To where your arms could reach, you embraced many
And now, many hearts ache with sadness! Many eyes fill with tears
Who do we turn to?
We turn to the One who first loved us
Our hope and faith remain steadfast looking on to Him, the author of our lives!
We remain in the blessed of hope of waking up in Christ and seeing you again
As we soldier on to meet Him too someday, He is our faith and Trust
In His arm you are now safe and secure; rest assured that He is watching over us
It is till we met again Daddy. We loved you but He loved you most!”
May he rest in peace.