A sombre mood engulfed Ihururu village in Nyeri county as award-winning music producer Tedd Josiah’s wife Regina Katar was laid to rest.
“Someone can come into your life and in the blink of an eye make everything better.
Why God chose to take you at this time i will never know. I needed an angel 😇 you were that angel.
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE Reginah Katar
Am broken beyond words,” Tedd Josiah shared the sad news on social media.
Regina passed away on September 30 from internal bleeding which was caused by a blood disorder in which there were few platelets in her blood (commonly known as Thrombocytopenia).
“SHE DIED FROM A VERY RARE CONDITION, WHICH OCCURS AMONG FEW WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD, BUT IT IS VERY RARE TO BE DETECTED AMONG AFRICAN WOMEN. HER BLOOD PLATELET COUNT FELL BELOW NORMAL AFTER CHILDBIRTH. REGINA’S PLATELETS, A COMPONENT OF BLOOD WHOSE FUNCTION IS TO STOP BLEEDING BY CLUMPING AND CLOTTING BLOOD VESSEL, INJURIES WERE SO DILUTED, LEADING TO A SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED COUNT. SADLY, ALL THROUGH SHE HAD AN INTERNAL BLEEDING, WHICH HAD NOT BEEN DETECTED, NOR STOPPED, BECAUSE OF HER LOW PLATELET COUNT,” Tedd said.
Tedd Josiah and Regina Katar were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Jameela Wendo (three months-old now) and were planning to make their union official towards the end of this year but that was not bound to happen.
“We intended to be here officially in the coming two months. We agreed not to do anything publicly before informing our parents,” Tedd said leaving hundreds of mourners sobbing uncontrollably.
Josiah described his wife as a supernatural and dedicated mother to their daughter.
“Three hours to her death, Regina was breastfeeding our daughter. That is the kind of mother she was. She put herself last and other people first.”
Regina, who was pursuing a diploma in Mass communication at Multimedia University, was known for her striking beauty and many confused her for former Tahidi High’s actress Sarah Hassan aka Tanya. The widower, who was besotted with his wife, narrated how she was dedicated and the kind of woman she was.
“Once in your life, you will find a life partner to have for such a brief time. It is a hard thing. I have never seen anyone more dedicated. She Loved our daughter, said Josiah.
He went ahead to call upon Kenyans to unite as one and set aside their differences.
“My daughter’s name Wendo means – love in the Gikuyu language and – special visitor among the Luo.”
“When you see Wendo in the streets and you ask her what tribe she is, she will have a story to tell you.”
After the burial, Tedd took to social media to reveal that burying his wife was one of the toughest moment in his life and he called upon men to love their wives just as Christ loves the church.
“I went to lay My Queen Reginah Katar to rest yesterday. This was the toughest trip I’ve ever made in my life.
As my princess, Jameela Wendo Josiah (Jay Jay), Reginah’s Mother, father, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunties, uncles, aunties, grandparents, friends and I mourn this great loss of a larger than life angel 😇 I say this to you all,
‘Men love your wives like Christ love the church that He gave his life up for it.’
My love knew nothing but love in its purest form because we built a house of love.
Rest my lovely Angel Rest”.
Here is the photo from Regina’s burial ceremony