Tecra Muigai, the daughter of Keroche directors Tabitha and Joseph Karanja was laid to rest at her father’s home in Naivasha, Nakuru County on Saturday.
The Keroche heiress passed away on May 2 from trauma to the skull. Tecra, who was visiting her 54-year-old boyfriend Omar Lali in Lamu’s Shella village fell down a plight of stairs and was airlifted to Nairobi for treatment. She died while receiving treatment.
In a newspaper obituary, the family wrote,
IT IS WITH DEEP AND PROFOUND SORROW THAT WE ACCEPT THE TRAGIC AND UNTIMELY DEATH OF TECRA WANGARI MUIGAI THAT OCCURRED ON 2 MAY 2020, AT THE NAIROBI HOSPITAL. THE LATE TECRA WAS A DYNAMIC, CREATIVE AND EMPATHETIC LEADER WHO TOUCHED MANY LIVES. SHE WAS ALSO AN ICONIC, TRANSFORMATIONAL THINKER, INTELLECTUAL AND A BRILLIANT PHILOSOPHER.
Tecra was described as a passionate being and loving.
SHE WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT HER COUNTRY KENYA AND ITS PEOPLE, AND ALWAYS ADVOCATED FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE.
The tribute read,
THE LORD GIVES, AND THE LORD TAKETH. IN GOD, HANDS YOU REST SURROUNDED BY ANGELS. IN OUR HEARTS YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER. ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HER OH LORD. AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HER. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
Her funeral was a private affair attended by several leaders and dignitaries among them Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui and Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris.
Below are photos from Tecra’s burial
Her boyfriend Omar is behind bars and will be arraigned in court on May 26.