Memorial service for DP Ruto aide Anthony Kariuki set for Thursday

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A memorial service for the late Anthony Kariuki will take place on Thursday in Nairobi.

It will be held at the PCEA St. Andrews Church, University Way from 12pm.

Family members, colleagues from the Office of the Deputy President and former workmates from the Nation Media Group as well as Plan International met on Wednesday at All Saints Cathedral Church for a fundraiser.

Mr. Kariuki died on Friday, September 27 on Outering Ring Road. He was crossing the road on his way home in Buru Buru when a tour van hit him.

Deputy President William Ruto mourned his communications officer as a sharp, dependable, industrious, committed and creative with positive attitude.

“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family, colleagues and friends of my staff member Anthony Kariuki. We will miss his hunger and stamina for knowledge, punctuality, team spirit and orientation to detail,” he said on Friday.

According to Africa Check Kenya boss Alphonce Shiundu, the deceased was as a ‘quintessential editor’ who kept him on his toes during his stint at the Nation Media Group.

“When Anto called for an update, you had to send a text and a picture from the scene. There were no any consequences for not sending these promptly. It just felt right to do so. The future was digital,” Mr. Shiundu wrote in the Daily Nation.

He leaves behind a wife Christine Wakio Kariuki and two children.

Burial meetings are taking place at his parents’ home in Kamulu, in Buru Buru and at the All Saints Cathedral from 6pm.

On Friday, the cortege will leave Umash Funeral Home for a funeral service at PCEA Ngundu Church (Kamulu Ruai) and the burial thereafter at the family home.

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