It was pain and agony as Ian Mukuria, Nairobi Diaries director Janet Mwaluda’s fiance was laid to rest.
The late, who was well known among social circles, was buried at the Lang’ata Cemetry in a private ceremony that was attended by family and close friends.
Janet Mwaluda’s fiance passed away last week while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital after a short illness. Photos from the funeral have not been shared online but we managed to get one of Shaffie Weru and Risper’s husband Brian, who attended the funeral.
He served as the Vice Chair of the USIU-Africa Alumni Association. The sad news was shared on USIU-Africa Alumni page which read;
Dear fellow USIU-Africa Alumni,
It is with deep sorrow that we wish to inform you that last evening at 9.45pm, we lost our Vice Chair, Ian Mukuria, who has been critically ill at Nairobi Hospital since Friday last week.
As the USIU-Africa Alumni Executive Committee we wish to convey our deepest condolences to his fiancée Janet Mwaluda, all family, friends and colleagues.
Top local celebrities among them Maina Kageni, Kalekye Mumo, Nairobi Diaries reality star Mishy Dora.
Here are their messages of condolences to Mwaluda’s family:
Mariga: Rest in peace Ian @cre8ed4me homie you will surely be missed you were one of the most humble and down to earth people I knew, may you entertain the Angels in heaven like you did here on earth with us you were awesome till we meet again RIP 🙌🙏🙏
Mishi Dora: Since the very first time that I met you… you’ve always played a role of a father and brother to us…Today You are being celebrated not mourned… a life well lived deserves to be celebrated not mourned … you have been laid to rest but your presence is still felt all over…. I lack words to describe you with… Dance with the Angels @cre8ed4me … Be a Guardian Angel to our momma… she still needs you… in fact she needs you now more than ever… #R.I.P
Claire Wangui Mwangi: My sincere condolences go to you Janet Mwaluda.May God comfort you and family. May his dear soul rest in peace.
Benson Ogada Adede RIP Ian Mukuria, you left a mark to all of us on what friendship is all about
Maina Kageni Ian Mukuria, you were one of the bubbliest, fun loving people I ever knew… your zest for life and your great love for adventure was admirable to say the least…. we’d always meet up at Guava Bar where we’d discuss everything from business to Nairobi Diaries… and I’d constantly try to make you take early afternoon whiskey, and I succeeded quite a few times!!!! As you embark on your journey to eternity, I shall return to Guava Bar and have a shoto for you….. farewell, my friend… til we meet again…
Ruth Vanessa Yes The Bubble has Sailed Away… Maina Kageni… True, We did Whiskey With Him Too.. One Evening Until very late.. And He Dropped Me Home.. And Bumping into Him at K1… And The Laughter Would Always Be Contagious.. It is Well. May He RIP