dorine mangeni told a story
From our son Ivan you were always his hero, too many memories to put down as you were my first love,we lived a rom com everyday,the 15 years I have known you,you have been a blessing,we have grown from our late teenage years to adulthood and now to parenthood.I met you as a young parent and admired this greatly, the light in your eyes whenever you'll talk about your son,I knew from the word go you were a great dad, five years later when we had our son,even before we pre-corona you made everyone use sanitizer at the hospital and still you wouldn't let anyone touch our son even the grandmother until I woke up.You stuck with me at the hospital, didn't take a shower,sneaking around the nurses for 3 days until they had to chase you away all this came to one thing,on how protective you were as father and to your family.
You were a good negotiator ,Lord you would negotiate our break ups like a peace keeping mission,a gentleman through and through,a loving father,hard working always with business ideas,resilient,focused and with calm energy.You took on your illness with bravery,smiled and always in great spirits we even bonded on our common illness Ashthma ,our doctor joked if we met at Asthmatic Anonymous,Thank you for sharing your soul with us,it will never die.
Forever in our hearts
January 17, 2023 04:51 AM
Rico Carvalho told a story
You were a great father to my nephew Christian .I remember the last time we spoke ,you were a strong person .I kept on asking Christian whether he has spoken to you or visited you ,even the last Sunday I told him to say hello when he visits .Not knowing that the following morning would get the sad news . I just remember praying for you that morning you left ,but to receive a phonecall you are gone.When I visit Kenya will come and lay a flower .But we promise the way you loved your son will continue with the duties .you were a strong person ,caring dad and thank you for the love you poured to your son.praying for your parent .Miriam
January 16, 2023 02:10 PM
Maureen K. told a story
Derro, bro we were born months apart and hang out alot as kids, i remember seeing you at Catholic Parochial running chasing me around the roundabout witht the cross, but i can't recall why ????. Our paths crossed now and then in our adult years as we had a number of mutual friends.
I loved your trademark afro and kind of hated when you cut it, but we must grow.
Seeing you fight this over the past few years was not easy but through it all you managed to keep a smile on your face. You may have faded from life but you will never fade from my mind.
I send you off with this Irish blessing;
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back, may the sunshine warm upon your, may the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hands."
January 16, 2023 01:00 PM
mukiri muthaura told a story
My sweet dear Derek, I will miss you immensely. I will hold each and every single memory of the times we hangout. I’ve literally known you all our lives. From running around as kids to partying together in our campus days. Your intelligence, your mild nature was remarkable, the true mark of a gentleman. Your strength is one anyone can only wish to have and your ability to easily make friends was refreshing. I already miss you friend. I pray you rest well eternally. May the road rise up to meet you.
Love Kiki ????????
January 16, 2023 12:58 PM
Rita Kanana told a story
Dero, my little cousin. We were twins in many ways. Tech, e-commerce was our thing. Bouncing ideas off each other.
Always delivered nainchu honey over, your niece Zara remembers you and she asked me why this happened, all I could tell her was I don’t know but you’re in a better place now watching over us.
We got cheeky about your FB status a week ago… only for this to happen ????
I’ll miss you, your calm energy, your smile, you’ve always had a way to just stay calm and focused and fight.
You’re a soldier a warrior in my eyes.
I release you to the universe Derek. I love you. ??
January 16, 2023 11:01 AM