Maina Kageni has paid his last respects to his cousin.
The son of Royal media owner, SK Macharia was laid to rest yesterday. John Macharia was buried in Gatanga constituency, Murang’a county.
The late John Macharia, passed away last week on Friday at the age of 38 years, after he sustained fatal injuries along the Southern bypass in a grisly road accident.
He passed away at Karen hospital.
He was the Executive Director at Harbour Capital and the director and founder of Triple-A Finance and Direct Line Assurance.
The late John Macharia is related to Classic 105 FM presenter Maina Kageni, who’s his cousin.
Maina took it to social media to pay tribute to his cousin, revealing it was John who helped him grow to be the man he is today.
“R.I.P John Macharia…. you were a tough authority to us growing up!!! You demanded discipline, you demanded that we (especially Karanja and I) take responsibility for our daring actions like stealing Mum’s car to go clubbing!!
You made it clear that you were The Don, and, my goodness, woe unto us any time we disobeyed you!!!
But you taught us some life lessons that remain with me today… and when we were all done with the teenage rampage, you were the first person to show us the way to growing up mentally…
You had a great business mind and always asked me THAT question – “are you better financially now than you were at this time last year?”
You leave a wonderful son, a mother who doted on you, a father who RESPECTED you, a brother who obeyed and always looked up to you, two sisters who simply adored you and a wider family…
Personally, mine is to thank you for the lessons, the craziness growing up, the advice, the mentorship, the friendship and for always looking out for us… Mum, Ciku, Muturi and I will miss you very much too….. but we’re grateful that you were in our lives… Rest well….. Shalom.”
The tribute touched many people’s hearts. On his radio show yesterday, an overwhelmed Maina announced on air that he will be attending the funeral.
During the breakfast show he said;
“I am going to John Macharia’s funeral, he is being buried in Murang’a county.
I owe this man because he lived his life so well so it is a bit of a celebration. I take a lot of comfort from how he lived his life.
You know this life you need to live to the fullest with a big spoon if you can. Maisha ni mafupi.”
Listen to Maina on CLassic 105 talking about the late, John Macharia.