Mary Kilobi and her father

KTN presenter Mary Kilobi Atwoli’s father Samsom Weyusia was laid to rest over the weekend at his rural home in Bungoma county.

He died on March 28 barely six months after his eldest son Emmanuel Weyusia was shot dead in Thika.

Mary Kilobi's father
Samson Weyusia

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The TV presenter announced her father’s death on March 29,

You picked on a wrong time to Leave Papa. Wrong in every way Papa. Hardly have we come to terms with the demise of Marsh, it’s just 5months. You never accepted that you had lost your 1st Born Son Papa and that has taken you to be with Him. You were my support system Papa, my Number 1 fan. I’ve always been Papa’s girl. You were so proud of me and you talked abt me to everyone who cared to listen. You Loved your children so much and always told us to follow our hearts. The entire extended family, clan Community and church will miss your wisdom Man of God. Papa Samson or Uncle Sam as you were popularly referred you served God with all that you had Papa. We are so down Papa.Thank you for waiting for me to say Goodbye. We miss you already. We love you and forever in our hearts. Say a big Hello to big Bro Marsh.😭😭’ she wrote.

Mary Kilobi and her father

Mourners observed social distancing at the funeral and while eulogizing her father, Mary described him as a loving parent.

Father used to call me, My daughter, Mary Kilobi. Every time he met somebody, he would ask them, ‘do you know Mary Kilobi of KTN?’ He expected that everybody knew me. My dad told everybody whether you cared to listen or not. He was so proud of me,’ she told mourners.

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Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli eulogized his father-in-law as a great man.

‘We loved the old man and he loved us too and I still had several pending projects I was supposed to accomplish with him to help the homestead. I know where Samson has gone to. I spent a lot of time with him, even at Mary’s graduation, he has a pure heart and a heart is the temple of God,’ he said.

Mary and her parents
Mary with her parents

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