ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barnabas Shitambasi. We will remember him forever.
Posted by James Peter on April 15, 2021
Mine is not to reason why, for the Lord has already told us in His Word that His ways are not our ways. He also told us to give thanks in all things, so we are saying 'thank you Lord' for the years of life you blessed Dad with, thank you for a full life filled with achievements.
Posted by it's Isutsa on April 14, 2021
Ida says....

Your little girl is so lost and confused,I'm running on empty, every emotion is used,nothing seems the same,life is a battle and I feel like I'm losing the game .I have lots of questions, so much to talk about ,things only a dad could help his daughter understand and figure out .i need that advice only a father could give , I needed you forever ,daddy I needed you to live ,I needed you to take away my fright .I look at the stars ,High up in the sky so hard until it still hits me,i loose it and cry ,the pain is so intense ,it's like a bomb daddy ,it's too much . I'm sending a dove in heaven with a letter full of all the hugs and kisses .
Dance with the angels dad . I love you.

Posted by Eric Mgendi on April 13, 2021
The sudden departure of this dear brother broke my heart!

I clung to every hope that we’ll meet again. That what he was going through would turn out to be an opportunity for testimony. But that was not to be! Although we’ve been left poorer without him, we haven’t lost hope! Christ defeated death. And for one who knew Christ, death is certainly gain. We have very beautiful memories of how he lived his life. So impactful!

Barnabas challenged us in many ways. He was a big brother to me. He valued others more than himself. He always sought to preserve the interest of the larger group and not just his own. He was soft-spoken, thoughtful and the default problem-solver whenever an issue arose in our family/welfare group. I will miss his wisdom and amiable demeanor terribly!

He lived simply, but powerfully! Rest well my brother, till we meet again!
Posted by Eunice Akinyi on April 12, 2021
Dear Ian, Ida, Ibra and Imelda

I never met your father in person, but all of his greatness has been immensely epitomized by how amazing you guys are!
I am so sorry to learn of his demise.
Please accept my deepest sympathies. God in his mercy has ended his long suffering and called him home. May God's love and mercy comfort you and your family.
Losing a parent leaves an empty place in your hearts, but God in his mercy offers comfort with the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. This means you will one day have a joyous reunion in the kingdom of God. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Chris Olando aboka on April 12, 2021
My tribute
The sudden death our uncle has brought us to the knowledge and understanding of what Paul says in Phil 1:21 that for me to live is Christ and to die is gain, and therefore we console ourselves that you are in the Bossom for the Lord, we shall see you again
I know that even though he is gone, he is still there with us in the leaves of trees that he planted, in the fruits that bloom in full swing in the season in the shade of the enormous tree that we all dearly love
The emptiness of the space you have left in our lives is so deep, it will be difficult to fill you without saying goodbye for this reason we peer longingly into light and darkness hoping for a last glimpse so that even as you rest in peace, we may also find peace
This was a man of soft and gentle spirit a man who focused on a greater and bigger vision of the society, he regarded both little and big equal and with respect and honour, as a big family of petro we have lost a big pillar that will never fade in our hearts
Your rich experiences of life and its different cultures that cuts across the the nation filled our home with exotic stories that opened our minds to see beyond the obvious
We sincerely wish to praise the name of our Lord God almighty, a wonderful uncle we will remember forever, vital presence and your memory will bring refreshment to our hearts and strengthen in time of trouble
Rest with angels weru
Posted by it's Isutsa on April 10, 2021
Ibra ileko says,

.i truly never learned what the words I miss you were until I reached for your hand and it wasn't there .you were a gift to me and the entire world ,and life will never be the same without you around constantly telling everyone about my embarrassing childhood stories .Remember when you said I was your only child, since everyone was over 18 and all grown up, who's gonna pamper me dad?I was your little angel .
our family chain is broken, but as God calls us one by one,we shall link again .I know you can feel my tears but you don't want me to cry.yet my heart is so broken because I can't understand why someone so precious had to die .rest in peace dad ibra misses you .
Posted by Grace Wanjiku on April 10, 2021
Tribute to my liason officer and meat inspector in Kirinyaga west subcounty.

All these years that God has allowed us to work together,I have known you as a gentleman,your committment to service was outstanding,you were dependable and you were kind.You carried the burdens of the office on your shoulders,you never withheld your help when it was needed,you never complained when overwhelmed,but like a good soldier you did your best even when resources were minimal.I pleaded with God to give us another chance but His will was to carry you home and to rest you from all these burdens.What then can I say except that the name of the Lord be praised for He knows the end from the begining,now you have left us with the biggest lesson,that we should prepare ourselves always because the one who knows what the future holds is God,and the one who gives us life is still Him,and He will always do what is pleasing to Him because He is sovereign,we are the sheep of His pasture and soldiers too.We shall fight the good fight just as you did,we shall flee from grumbling even when situations are tough because it's the Father's will.We shall always give thanks in all circumstances too.Fare thee well Mr Shitambasi,till we meet again at Jesus feet.

Dr Muthoni G W
Sub county veterinary officer
Kirinyaga Central and be extension Kirinyaga west and East.
Posted by Musira Ian on April 10, 2021
Dad, as a child, I had a million ways to annoy you. As a teenager, I had a million reasons to defy you. As an adult, I have a million opportunities to make you proud. I was and will be doing all that but I missed out on the most important – a million chances to say I love you while you were alive.

You have been there for me, no matter what bad choices I might have made, you lovingly repaired my broken spirit, helped me plot a new course, and set me free to fly on my own once again. There is no greater love than that. You will always be special to me, and no matter where life takes me, I’ll remember you with love. 

Your death will always remain a blurry memory. But your life will always be a vivid one, the epitome of greatness and sacrifice so Dad if there is a chance of you getting back, please do because I can’t find a friend in anyone else as I did with you. People as great as you should never have to leave the world for good.

Rest in Power My friend!
Posted by IMELDA INGUMBA on April 9, 2021

A role model you were, a man of the people who never saw any wrong in someone until you personally wronged him, God fearing, disciplinarian, loving, understanding and caring, the man who taught us to respect, understand culture and be good listeners, that was my Dad, the man I cherish a lot, I looked up to him, hardworking and open minded I was very proud of my father, death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief, but the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”
My father, you are separated from us by death, we will be together by love, miss you dearly. Rest in Peace Dad

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Posted by James Peter on April 15, 2021
Mine is not to reason why, for the Lord has already told us in His Word that His ways are not our ways. He also told us to give thanks in all things, so we are saying 'thank you Lord' for the years of life you blessed Dad with, thank you for a full life filled with achievements.
Posted by it's Isutsa on April 14, 2021
Ida says....

Your little girl is so lost and confused,I'm running on empty, every emotion is used,nothing seems the same,life is a battle and I feel like I'm losing the game .I have lots of questions, so much to talk about ,things only a dad could help his daughter understand and figure out .i need that advice only a father could give , I needed you forever ,daddy I needed you to live ,I needed you to take away my fright .I look at the stars ,High up in the sky so hard until it still hits me,i loose it and cry ,the pain is so intense ,it's like a bomb daddy ,it's too much . I'm sending a dove in heaven with a letter full of all the hugs and kisses .
Dance with the angels dad . I love you.

Posted by Eric Mgendi on April 13, 2021
The sudden departure of this dear brother broke my heart!

I clung to every hope that we’ll meet again. That what he was going through would turn out to be an opportunity for testimony. But that was not to be! Although we’ve been left poorer without him, we haven’t lost hope! Christ defeated death. And for one who knew Christ, death is certainly gain. We have very beautiful memories of how he lived his life. So impactful!

Barnabas challenged us in many ways. He was a big brother to me. He valued others more than himself. He always sought to preserve the interest of the larger group and not just his own. He was soft-spoken, thoughtful and the default problem-solver whenever an issue arose in our family/welfare group. I will miss his wisdom and amiable demeanor terribly!

He lived simply, but powerfully! Rest well my brother, till we meet again!
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My Cousin and Friend Barnabas

Shared by Cedric Lumosi on April 14, 2021
When I left school and started working, I had never travelled really apart from going to my home town Kakamega..  But Barnabas was grand and he immediately invited and paid for my trip to Athi River where he was in school... It was my first real exciting tour as an adult where I met his friends and learnt lots about life... Later I would spent part of my holiday with him at his work station house in Diffathas, Kirinyaga. I got to visit lots  of the surrounding areas including a women's water distribution initiative, a coffee processing plant, went around as he gave service to animal farms and visited The Isaac Walton Hotel in Embu... I really learnt a lot but most of all were the stories of Legends packaged in funny but wise punchlines.!
I can't forget how when I was facing a period of uncertainty with my employer, how Ingumba would call to inquire of me and send something which he may have thought was little to him but was like water in a desert... He taught me how to lead... He inspired me to know am great... He believed in me and allowed me to flourish even where he would have been a better alternative... I feel like saying too much but in these painful days I would rather stay my peace and mourn alone... Because no one ever understands the pain of being left without a goodbye... It's God's choice...I let it be... But hope that his wife and children will receive as great a blessing as He used to give.. Go in peace friend..
Psalm 34:18 the Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crashed in spirit

Ida says

Shared by it's Isutsa on April 9, 2021
Your little girl  is so lost and confused,I'm running on empty, every emotion is used,nothing seems the same,life is a battle and  I feel like I'm losing the game .I have lots of questions, so much to talk about ,things only a dad could help his daughter understand and figure out .i need that advice only a father could give , I needed you forever ,daddy I needed you to live ,I needed you to take away my fright .I look at the stars ,High up in the sky so hard until it still hits me,i loose it and cry ,the pain is so intense ,it's like a bomb daddy ,it's too much .  I'm sending a dove in heaven with a letter full of all the hugs and kisses .
Dance with the angels dad . I love you.