Laila Denise Ibrahim
Laila Denise Ibrahim

Laila Cherobon, who read a poem to her grandfather described him as a great man.

Before she read the poem ‘Last Journey by Timothy Coote’ on behalf of granddaughters, she invited all of Moi’s granddaughters (seven of them) to the podium.

Moi's granddaughters
Moi’s granddaughters

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Below is the poem,

There is a train at the station
With a seat reserved just for me
I’m excited about its destination
As I’ve heard it sets you free

The trials and tribulations
The pain and stress we breathe
Don’t exist where I am going
Only happiness I believe

I hope that you will be there
To wish me on my way
It’s not a journey you can join in
It’s not your time today

There’ll be many destinations
Some are happy, some are sad
Each one a brief reminder
Of the great times that we’ve had

Many friends I know are waiting
Who took an earlier train
To greet and reassure me
That nothing has really changed

We’ll take the time together
To catch up on the past
To build a new beginning
One that will always last

One day you’ll take your journey
On the train just like me
And i promise that I’ll be there
At the station and you will see

That Life is just a journey
Enriched by those you meet
No one can take that from you
It’s always yours to keep’

But now as no seat is vacant
You will have to muddle through
Make sure you fulfill your ambitions
As you know I’ll be watching you

And if there’s an occasion
To mention who you knew
Speak kindly of that person
As one day it will be you

Now i can’t except this ending
And as it’s time for me to leave
Please make haste to the reception
To enjoy my drinks, they’re free!

Cherobon reminisced the good times she spent with her grandpa, revealing the powerful words he told her.

The last time I remember when I was with grandpa he told me always remember to put God first and do not take anything that you have for granted because all that I have and all that you have you’ll gain.

Always remember you achieve by the grace of God and he (grandpa) always said never put your reliance in human beings as they will always disappoint but always remember you have a friend in God.

Moi's granddaughters
Cgherobon (R) and her cousins

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