IMANI WAFUKHO laid a flower
I really hope you are dancing with the angels in heaven like you did on earth. I miss you very much everyday. I miss your smile, your laugh, your voice, your stories, your advise and your presence.
You will forever live on in my heart. I will keep dancing on earth till the day we can all dance together in heaven.
Till we meet again,
April 9, 2022 12:10 AM
rose.simani told a story
***A TRIBUTE TO MY DEAREST COUSIN IN LOVE, HELLEN*
I am married to Hellen's first cousin- Nicholas Simani. I met her for the first time in June 1st 1985 and I remember that day very vividly in my mind because she welcomed me with such warmth and love. Her happy nature and love made me feel so at home and I immediately felt the connection. From then on, I knew I was welcomed and I was at home.
Thereafter we shared various engagements and family gatherings together and I will always remember the importance she held to family.
There are two instances where she played a great role when among others she accompanied me to the visitation on the birth of my two grandchildren- thank you dear mulamwa for the role you played. Thank you for the role modeling.
YOU were always treasure trove of history on my husbands maternal side and I thank you for the teachings and connections you educated me on. Thank you also for your wisdom and the guidance you gave me along the way - I really treasured it.
I WILL miss my mulamwa for many things. She made family gatherings always fun and enjoyable. We shared jokes and had great laughter together and more importantly, we had great respect and love for each other. YOU will truly be missed. You fought a brave and gallant battle and I know for sure you are seated engulfed in God's arms in heaven.
If tears could build a stairway..I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. You will never be forgotten BUT will always remain within our hearts.
I am certain, your beautiful legacy will live on through your children whom you so dearly loved. Fare-the-well my dearest, rest in peace.
“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. " Hellen Keller
November 29, 2021 05:43 PM
CHICHI OBURE lit a candle
Wow Mrs. Holi was simply amazing.... A lady with a big big warm heart. I remember growing up and admiring how she raised her children . Doreen and Janet were the kindest funnest girls to be around.I still remember how she so graciously carried me for fun day outings alongside her daughters.,as a child this meant the world to me. Then Mrs. Holi ended up being my biology teacher at Kenya high.... Bio was never really my thing lol but she covered me and never gave up on me. For sure heaven has gained an angel. Rest in eternal peace
November 29, 2021 05:23 PM
her little lit a candle
Thank you, Dearest Cousin/ Auntie for being the beautiful person you were both inside and out. Thank you for making High School a bit more bearable for me and for being so tolerant. You will be missed. God used you in my life in such a positive way and for that I am forever thankful.
November 29, 2021 12:03 PM
Ruth Kihoro told a story
Mrs. Holi was the patron of the Interact Club of Kenya High School and the Environment club of the Kenya High School from 2011-2018.
The Interact Club of Kenya High School is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nairobi. As patron of the Interact Club, Mrs. Holi ensured that the club was active which led it to be chartered in 2013 and recognized by Rotary International. Under her patronage, the club received awards and praise for a notable initiative to recycle the paper waste in the school. She organized mentorship sessions, career days, community activities such as donation of stationery and sanitary items to Toi Primary school on Kibera.
Mrs. Holi ensured that the Interacted attended leadership trainings in and out of the country with a notable conference held in Romania in 2012 where she accompanied her student for an entire week during the April holidays.
Interact is aimed at international understanding and Mrs. Holi ensured that the students got to do this through initiatives such as the German Exchange, Denmark Exchange and joint activities with Interact clubs in other countries.
One of the events that Mrs. Holi helped to pioneer was the Interact Careers Day held by the Rotary Club of Nairobi and the Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central each year. When the event started, Mrs. Holi organized for it to be held at the Kenya High School and it has grown to help thousands of students since.
As patron of the environmental club, Mrs. Holi ensured that the students always raised awareness on the environment, planted and cared for the trees around the school. If you go to the gong area you'll find beautiful trees there which Mrs. Holi helped to plant to mark the world environment day in 2013.
She also ensured that her students participated in environmental competitions and had a joint project with the Interact Club of Kenya High School to recycle paper waste and separate waste for which different bins were provided.
She also organized trips for her students to tour Kenya. She organized a trip to Mombasa where she and her students visited different parks such as Amboseli and Tsavo and the marine park in Mombasa.
With her patronage, the clubs blossomed and her students always had a wonderful time and learnt a lot of life skills. She was so beloved by all that at one time, her students and the Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central had a fundraiser for her.
She has turned many of her students into leaders and for this we shall be forever grateful.
November 29, 2021 10:07 AM
Senenge Weor lit a candle
May the Lord Rest your soul. Forever in our hearts. May the Lord console the family of Holi in this trying moment ????.
November 29, 2021 01:06 AM
Drake Masinde told a story
There so many memories I have of Aunt Hellen. Good memories, interesting memories, funny moments. The fact that I got to spend my life with her and with her input in my life, I can only thank God for her.
I remember the treats as a boy, when she would give me chewing gum (against my mother's orders) and how nice that gum tasted. She helped nurture the sweet tooth, I'm now struggling to put under control.
I remember her wedding, when I broke protocol (blame it on that sweet tooth) and was the first to get the wedding cake after the bride and groom had cut it. And how in the subsequent years, I became the stuff many jokes are made from due to that one incident.
I remember visiting her in Webuye and how she would organise many treats in her hotel (Delicious Cafe).
I fondly remember how she gave me many side hustles in my teen years, in order for me to earn an extra coin. And the treats she would take me to the Sarit Center gaming arcade.
I remember how she helped me understand how to deal with relatives and explain our family tree.
I remember when during a dark season in my life when she gave me hope and adviced me on how to approach life and how to bounce back.
I remember how she always supported my hustles; the mushroom project, honey shop, book shop among many others.
I remember how she refused for me to leave her house after 9:30 PM and have me spend the night there just because she never wanted me to get mugged.
Aunt Hellen loved life, she loved her maroon African outfits with stockings and big handbags. I remember how she would walk into a room and light it up. She loved to see others do and be better and for that I thank God for her. She taught me how to fight; she fought cancer for many years, she won many battles against cancer and every time she bounced back and encouraged many with her will to not only live but win.
I remember last Christmas how you insisted that we spend it at your place (Mikuva) and how happy you when we made it and spent time with your granchildren.
The fond memories will forever remain etched in my mind. I thank God that I got to do life with you. See you in Heaven.
November 27, 2021 11:45 AM
Margaret Mayabi lit a candle
From Shalom Prayer Group.
Throughout her treatment period and as we would pray together, Helen put her faith & trust in God. Being the first daughter in the family of the late Rusto Masinde she was very caring and responsible for the entire family. We will miss her soft smile.
Our friend, Helen, had a sense of style. She sure knew how to choose her clothes and to dress well. We remember the time she once visited Dubai and came back with a great selection of clothes which some of us bought from her to also wear and appear smart. The other thing we admired Helen for was her cooking. Whenever we visited as a prayer group we knew we were assured of one of her delicious meals.
We shall miss her charm, her laughter and all that was Helen. We shall dearly miss her as a prayer group that has lasted about 20 years. May God bless her as she sings and dances with the angels.
Helen was very hard working, calm even in the midst of a great storm and good listener. We prayed, laughed, and danced together as a prayer group. We enjoyed her company. "Rest in peace til we meet again Helen"
From E. Mbasu, S. Wanjala, M. Mutiso, M. Mayabi.
November 26, 2021 08:03 AM
Rosalind Chakava told a story
To me, Hellen was just a good girl. She is the one who inherited Auntie Julia's virtues.
Auntie Julia, Hellen's, Mum always treated my Mum with respect and would always be there to offer a hand whenever we needed it. Such a virtue is something I'm sure many can attest to Hellen's character.
Whenever I introduced Hellen as a Cancer survivor, she would just smile. She never looked or behaved like one with such serious illness but would instead always make sure I was fine.
I will miss her as someone who was always on my side, my backup and a confidant.
Rest thee well with the angels Hellen
Rosalind Chakava Cousin
November 25, 2021 10:28 AM
baraka told a story
Aunty Hellen, I will forever miss you. To your kind heart and selflessness in giving to others. Your continued support and words of wisdom and hope to me whenever I called. I will externally cherish our memories together. Rest in greatness aunty.
November 25, 2021 06:52 AM
Purity Munayi told a story
Mrs. Holi was our Hockey Club Patron in BOMA. She was always so supportive. She would be pacing up and down along the hockey pitch, cheering us even when we were getting crushed. She always ensured we had the bus booked for every single league match or tournament. God bless her soul. May she rest in peace. Her friends and family are in my thoughts.
November 25, 2021 06:34 AM
Irene Omboyo told a story
I remember my class making fun of how you would take almost 20 minutes of your lesson time trying to sort out your stuff before you began teaching. For a 40 minutes single lesson, this meant that you were only left with the other half of your time to teach. When you heard the bell ring signalling the end of your lesson, you would laugh because you couldn't believe your time was already up. You still made it count though. You were a wonderful teacher Mrs. Holi. You have fought a brave fight and the finish line has been drawn. Fare thee well.
November 24, 2021 09:30 AM
David Wandabi told a story
Hellen was a passionate environmentalist. I was really touched by her commitment to nurture young environmentalists at Kenya High despite her health concerns. She would always try to be available for all our environmental activities and would always be gracefully smiling.
We'll miss you Hellen.
November 24, 2021 06:25 AM
Mel D'lima laid a flower
Rest in peace Helen. May your family find peace and comfort in the sadness that your transition has visited on them.Your legacy will live on in their hearts and those of your students and their families. To God be the glory for the impact and influence of your life. .Ps 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
November 23, 2021 11:38 PM
Leila Maritim told a story
Mrs Holi made me love the topic of Genetics. She made everything simple. May her family and friends find peace as we mourn this great teacher.
November 23, 2021 01:11 PM
Joy Limo told a story
Hellen was in our class in Boma. She also taught my daughter in Kenya High School. She was always upbeat. She fought strong, she fought hard, she fought long against that disease. God has given her rest. May her soul rest in Eternal Peace. Dance painlessly with the angels.
November 23, 2021 12:31 PM
Tawana Kenda lit a candle
You made biology enjoyable, your patience and kindness will never be matched. Indeed, heaven has gained an angel. Rest easy my dear teacher. Till we meet again????
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, And there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain."
November 23, 2021 10:30 AM