ForeverMissed
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Posted by Wambui Njoroge on April 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. CATHERINE T LUBEMBE-NJOKA FROM THE EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION SECTION
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30th March 2021 was a dark, dark day for the team in Exams Admin as it must have been for all those who knew and loved Mrs Njoka, or as we fondly called her ‘Madam.”
With every day since then, God has eased the pain, confusion and emptiness that came with her passing.
Today, we join hands with all who mourn her - to celebrate a life truly well lived. We were privileged to know her, work under her and alongside her, 5 days a week for many years.
She forged deep and rich relationships with us, even as she touched each life differently. When we met to remember her, this is part of all what the team members had to say:
‘We will forever cherish the beautiful moments we shared. Mrs. Njoka appreciated hard work and ensured that we celebrated our success as a team. Who can forget the sweet cakes she brought to celebrate at the end of every exam period, and- sometimes for no reason at all – if only just to get us together for fellowship and prayer and not to forget – laughter?
We remember her firmness and her desire for excellence – how she made us repeat a task until it was well done. She demanded the best of us as individuals and as a team. She saw potential and pushed each of us to grow in our areas of gifting. We did not always measure up to her expectations of us…and when we failed to, she was quick to correct, never shying away from controversy, but steering us back in the right direction with so much love.
We will miss her easy way with us, and how she made a bad day better by listening to our venting and our varied problems. She noticed if some one was sad and out of sorts and would gently call them out for some time alone with her. After listening, she would say ‘God will make a way.’ And then she made sure that she followed up after some time, just to know we were doing better. No problem was too big or small, no person more important than others. Everyone mattered to her. When alone with her, she made you feel like you were the most important person in the world.
She had little nick names for most of us – There was some one she called ‘Director’, another ‘Governor…yet another ’Operations Manager. She knew what each one was about and what made us unique. It is this uniqueness that she gave a name, and in many ways, that name defined the path down which she steered each one….
In our Section, sometimes work overwhelms, stress sets in and relationships are strained. Tempers flare and people are short with each other. In moments like this in the years gone by, Madam would walk into a room and within seconds, everyone was laughing. Oh how she knew how to ease tension and encourage the team to focus on results!
Oh how she knew how to make us laugh at ourselves when we made silly mistakes, forgive ourselves and then move on!
Oh how she made each one of us feel special and loved – weaknesses, warts and all not withstanding!
Oh how she emptied herself and passed on everything she knew to us – she has left us well equipped as a team and individually to carry on and build on the firm foundation she laid!
Oh how she delegated with ease, trusting us to make decisions and backing us up when we did – and how confident she has left us to make firm decisions without fear!
Oh how she fought for her team whenever she needed to, without apology – and how we celebrate the doors she opened for us that will forever stay open!
This we will miss most of all…..
At the end of the day, she would gather her bags and stand at the office entrance and ask, “My people….permission to fall out?”
And we would say ‘Permission Granted!”
Had she asked to fall out as she did on 30th March 2021, our answer would have been a resounding ‘Permission Not Granted.’
But we acknowledge that God is Sovereign and His will always comes to pass. He willed to call her home and so we accept her passing with pain and hope, because we know we will see her again.
To her family and friends, we grieve with you. Thank you for lending her to us 9 hours every working day for that last few decades. Our prayer is that when we sent her back to you every evening, that she was encouraged, built up and filled with expectation for the next day!
We share the words of a Poem by Linda Ellis
“I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone, from the beginning...to the end

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard: are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real
And always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile,
Remembering this special dash might only last a little while,
So, when your eulogy is being read with your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?”

For our beloved Madam, we know without a doubt that she would be proud of what all those who knew and loved her have been sharing about how she spent her dash – those 58 years between her birth and death.

May God grant her soul eternal peace and may she shine, sing and dance with the angels.
She has fought the good fight and finished her race! Glory be to God!
Posted by Peter Karogi on April 6, 2021
Timmie though physically gone forever you remain in our hearts. You made our stay in chandigarh worthy living. You were a strong member of our theatre group (Kenya Theatre Group 83). Death is a bad reaper it quite often reaps the unripe fruits. Timmie you were not ripe for death. Rest in Peace
Posted by Rufus Kanyuira on April 5, 2021
Aunty Timmy,
You helped me fasttrack my clearance at KU. You helped me with missing marks. We spent time in your office. I will never forget you.

Thank you for your warm hugs. Thank you for lighting our family events. It will never be the same.

I am glad to learn you were a mother to many. You were truly a gift to humanity. You loved so genuinely and truly you were loved back.

I don't know how to say goodbye. I will miss you. I will miss you. Rest in peace. I love you.
Posted by Myla Khadenje on April 5, 2021
Mrs.Njoka

Sad to hear of your demise. I remember at my wedding in 2016, my aunties unanimously nominated you to be our cake matron....you made my husband dance for me it was beautiful...you never missed any of our family's occasion always on the forefront dancing, merrying, comforting us ...now we mourn , a gap left never to be filled
You will be missed dearly, in your life you touched so many..In your death many lives were changed.

Rest Well!
Posted by Linet Manyala on April 5, 2021
I will never forget you, your love and grace and presence lit up any room. I still can't understand how you had so much love and time to give to everyone yet you were just one person. Your generosity and kindness is something to live by. I have so much to write to you , yet my thoughts leave me. I will instead dedicate this poem to your memory.

I felt an angel near today, though one I could not see
I felt an angel oh so close, sent to comfort me

I felt an angel’s kiss, soft upon my cheek
And oh, without a single word of caring did it speak

I felt an angel’s loving touch, soft upon my heart
And with that touch, I felt the pain and hurt within depart

I felt an angel’s tepid tears, fall softly next to mine
And knew that as those tears did dry a new day would be mine

I felt an angel’s silken wings enfold me with pure love
And felt a strength within me grow, a strength sent from above

I felt an angel oh so close, though one I could not see
I felt an angel near today, sent to comfort me.

I will always love and cherish you Mum
Posted by Mosses Okoko on April 4, 2021
I received with shock and disbelief your demise madam Njoka. I remember vividly in 2013 when you called me to your office and shared with me an opportunity at your Section. You told me you wanted me to join you in Examinations Administration Section. You told me to look for an advertisement that was to follow weeks later and apply for the vacancy in your Section.
After the application, you shortlisted me as number one in the short list that you forwarded to Personnel Management which you told me they would schedule an interview meeting. The rest is history and I do not want to mention what happened after that. I salute you for the courage you showed and that you believed in me. Madam Njoka was focused, firm and resilient administrator who will be missed by KU fraternity. Rest well.
Posted by jennifer kanyuira on April 4, 2021
Catherine we have been friends on facebook for so long. Being married into my aunt's family automatically made you my cousin and I addressed you as so even on Facebook comments. You were so full of life and you emanated joy wherever you were. We last met at your sister-in-law's funeral meeting and you hugged me so warmly. Your signature smile is forever embedded in my memory. The love you had for everyone was amazing and you had a huge heart that embraced many. Truly as an agemate I feel the loss deeper knowing how grandma's moments are magical, may God comfort my cousins and their children. You will truly be missed Timmy and may God help us to learn from your lovely life. Fare thee well, agemate, cousin and friend. May your beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.

Jennifer Kanyuira
Posted by Margaret Mbae on April 2, 2021
CTL-N cant stop checking on facebook about your demise. This one was a fast one. great mind and worker. You were just a very good person bubbly smile. met you at thika road in jan and didntknow it could be final. Safiri salama. it is truly shocking. May God hold on to your family. You will be truly missed.
Posted by Lione Alushula on April 2, 2021
Dear Mama Tabby-Thomas-Clement,

We remember fondly your hearty laughter, your cheerful spirit and embracing nature. You took our son/brother Ian Masidza as your own and extended your love to us as the Alushula family. Thank you for your wonderful daughter/sister Tabby that has added so much joy to our family, including our handsome son/grandson Zam. We pray for your soul that you may rest in God's eternal peace. We thank God that we got to know you.

We love you always, in life, death & afterlife.

To Mr. Njoka, Tabby, Ian, Clement, Shawn & Zam, we shall walk this journey a step at a time through God's grace.

The Alushulas
[Alice & John, Florence & Isaac, Sam & Rosie, Ero & Sylvia, Lydia, Jackie & Francis]

[Jeff, Fiona, Leroy, Leah, Alma, Louis, Nicole, Natalie, Avery, Tasha, Peggz & Awinja]
Posted by Florence Alushula on April 2, 2021
Till we meet again Kanyanya

Kanyanya, the mention of your name fills my heart with joy. My heart is broken. You've left us when we least expected. Our children brought us together when they got engaged. Our friendship was beautiful, full of love and respect for one another.
You were a staunch Catholic, loved your CWA members who lived in the Estate and they doubled up as my friends too. It happen people you knew were also my friends. Our lives were twinned together.
God graced our children with a lovely wedding and we're blessed with a grandchild who is our Kanyanya.
We knew the future was promising, little did we that the cruel hand of death was going to pluck a lovely flower from our midst.
I'll always remember the nice things you did for me. We exchanged gifts at Xmas, every time I had visitors, you always came over to say hello. I was blessed to have you as my Kanyanya. My family loved you. You extended your home to them. They shared their little secrets with you. You are a guidian in heaven continue watching over us. I keep stopping to write for I'm not sure what I'm doing. We were together just the other day......... I break down at the thought of you. I'll write a book for our grandson to read about you and, those the Lord will bless us with .
Kanyanya, in God's arms you rest. Till we meet again.
Posted by Beatrice Kathungu on April 2, 2021
Dear Catherine.
I will miss your sense of presence ,warmth and influence that radiated in every forum that i shared with you in KU . Your welfare coordination was amazing and I will miss that too.May God grant you eternal rest and rewards for the many lives you touched during your 58 years. May He also comfort your family with His ever sufficient grace. AMEN
Posted by LILIAN NGIGE on April 2, 2021
Oh Timmy,
Gods word is true, when he said he's shall never forsake, he shall renew our strength I can attest. Though am still crying, my headache still on and my nose very irritable, after we had mass & saw you on that portrait near the priest and people were talking in yesterday's of you, not tommorors, it hit me then, that you are truly gone. I confirmed on the newspaper you were in the page of memories. Imagine God gave me strength to share a little of your memories. I thot I would faint but again I had this inner feeling I could, I must, oh it was God strengthening me. I now want to release you my dear in a mist of tears, with heavy heart ,I let you go, I want you to be at peace, with time I shall fully accept you r gone. It will be a process, but God is in control. My prayer to God is that I may live life in fulfilling his purpose for me. You ran your race,you finished victorious. Watch me from above as I run mine keep smiling on me. Till we meet again Muiru.
Posted by Njeri Luseno Osaak on April 2, 2021
Ah Timitira! A light has been taken away from us. And your absence for us Luseno and Lubembe families will remain a great presence. Tutashikilia David, Shyngah na CK na wote. Forever loved, missed and cherished by us the children of Damaris and Elijah Luseno. Salimia wote huko ukifika!
Posted by Margaret Waithira Kinuthi... on April 1, 2021
Dear Mrs. Njoka,
It is still hard to believe....I remember the first day I met you in KU in year 2014, your contagious smile caught my attention to you. I remember how we worked together especially in the University Events Organizing Commitee meetings and also in ushering during KU graduation ceremonies. You taught me diplomacy and confidence. I will forever miss you, your bold smile and your good sense of humor. Rest with the angels mum.
Posted by Jon Nyagah on April 1, 2021
Am still in denial. I still remember the short time I joined ua dept , u being my boss, my mentor and a mother to me. Your word of advice and mentorship still fresh in my mind. RIP
Posted by Kapusien Luke on April 1, 2021
Where will i start, i remember how you would edit letters i drafted when i was new in the section, few year later, i was such perfect that you dont even edit anything and then sign, the prayers you prayed for me is still deep inside my heart, i will not let you down. You held me when i faced challenges and kept calling me for encouragement.

R.I.P boss, till we meet again.
Posted by LEO ODONGO on April 1, 2021
Unbelievable that you left us sister Cathy. RIP.
Posted by Maggy Mwelu on April 1, 2021
Surely life is so short. Am saddened by Catherine demise because it came so suddenly after having been with her 3 months back during last graduation. I will forever miss her smile and laughter. RIP my friend till we meet again.
Posted by Helen Otolo on April 1, 2021
Dear Catherine, where do I start? This is so shocking to even imagine.We shared so much in KU,we laughed,joked,ate together,sat in long meetings...and we were the best peer counselling student coordinators in the KU FLE project.What a loss...dearly missed big sis.❤
Posted by Jobwilson Kamau on April 1, 2021
Dear aunty, you were always jovial welcoming and kind,you always lit up a room when you walked . We will surely miss you so much rest easy aunty forever in our hearts
Posted by isabel musisi-edebe on April 1, 2021
My dear friend Timmitira as your Dad would call you, i thank God for giving me a friend like you, we spent many good times in India that i will cherish in my heart always , i would prefer to remember you as you were full of life and happy, even though we would stay for long without talking but when we did 'my ooh my' i will miss you !!! but i know you are in a better place. Fare thee well dear friend till we meet again
Posted by Emily Khahoya on April 1, 2021
Dear Mum,
I am still hoping that you will read this message and reply.

I will truly miss you, you loved me like your own, your laughter and the way you used to call me my daughter.

Heaven has truly earned an angel. You will forever be in my heart. Thank you for being there for me when I needed a shoulder.

I love you so much and you will forever be in my heart.

Rest with the angels Ma.
Posted by Catherine Ngaracu on April 1, 2021
Timmi, what can I say? I am lost for words! I still can't believe you are not here with us. We were next door neighbors in Woodley early sixties, we criss crossed from house to house. I climbed trees and you and my late sister Ruth would get us into trouble by telling on me and your brothers to my Late Dad that we had climbed a tree! And that was a ticket to get beaten. We still played together even after that. Our families were close.
To David, Tabbies, Ian, Emmanuel, Ken, Arthur and Maggie, may God's Grace and peace be upon you.
Timmi Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel and I can imagine the party and laughter that's going on there. Rest well my friend, It is Well, it is well! ♥️
Posted by Linda Manyala on April 1, 2021
Mama Tabby, my heart breaks for your family, this loss is unimaginable. You were a mother to many and a great friend too. Knowing you was to know immeasurable love, joy and laughter. Your smile would immediately calm any worries we had and it was always a pleasure to be in your presence. Words may fail us, we know not why, but we know we shall meet again in the arms of our heavenly Father.

Rest well, Rest in eternal power.
Posted by Wanjiku Kagwanja on April 1, 2021
Timmie, the first time I heard about you was through my mum, telling of your beautiful wedding to my cousin. I looked forward to meeting you one day and truly when I did, I confirmed my mum's description of you. You were a true sunshine, always had something to talk about even to those you met for the first time. You were so welcoming, warm and kind. There was always something in your house to offer to the guests and there was no option of saying no or escaping without eating or drinking something. You were truly a pure and good hearted being. For now go well my cousin though so sudden and heartbreaking.... You are in a better place. RIP
Posted by Njambi Muchane on April 1, 2021
I don't remember alot of things that happened on 30th March 2021 after we received the news of Timmy's passing on. But I remember that empty feeling that settled so deep inside of me, in a place that I didn't even know belonged to me. Through out the day they kept talking about moving the body and my mind refused to accept they were talking about my vibrant friend it just couldn't be true. Sadness wrapped itself in a thick layer over me and refused to leave. My tears threatened to flow but my eyes remained dry from the shock of it all. I don't know if you are able to watch and listen to us mortals down here but if you are I know you know just how much you are loved and missed. My mind keeps going back to when we were younger and our kids were small. I remember the many flasks of tea you brought to hospital when Gichuru was born. The many experiences and birthday parties we shared ...until many of your friends and family eventually became our friends and family and ours became yours. We have been friends for so many years Timmy and although we would stay without talking sometimes even for some months when we would reconnect we would talk for hours and oooh how we laughed sometimes only stopping because we realised we were late for something we were supposed to do....I will forever miss those moments. When you loved you did so completely and taught me so much about love and forgiveness. Thanks for standing with my daughter Mwihaki, during her lowest moments when she needed love and understanding. She is devastated by the loss. You were a mum she says she always knew was there for her. Thanks for treating my relatives who passed through KU with so much kindness and love. There is so much that comes to mind about what was...
...your radiant smile.... your warmth..how can we live without looking forward to all this? And yet we must find a way.
One thing that held us together Over the years was our deep faith in God..... and I know you are in His arms now and so I won't be sad any more. You are where I want to be someday and I do believe I don't have to say bye as we shall remain one in spirit. Only fare there well Timmy my dear lovely friend. Enjoy the company of angels till we meet again. Loving you always.
Posted by Darya Susan on April 1, 2021
I should have known that that phonecall I picked this year, was the last time your voice would warm my heart, as it always did with everyone you spoke to. I can't even remember what we spoke about. All I remember was the laughter we shared in that brief moment. You were such a ball of happiness and joy and you lifted our spirits just by merely being here. This news feels like a crushing weight in my heart.

The Heavens must be glad to have you home, for it is precious in the sight of the Lord when His saints join up with Him in glory.

You shall be deeply missed Ma'. Thank you for being the blessing you were to us. Rest in eternal peace, till we meet again.
Posted by Cate Kariuki-Don on April 1, 2021
Mum was an angel in human form. The time we spent with you taught me a lot about the awesomeness of your persona. I still won't believe that you are not here with us cause we just spoke on Tuesday 23rd March and shared a prayer on Wednesday 24th March... You are a special woman who lived her life to the fullest and brought light to others including me. I know you are still here watching us. We shall hold to your memories and wise counsel dear mum... We loved you and God loved you more... A mum is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our hearts and memory...Safiri salama tutaonana baadaye...shine on your way...sing and dance with the angels mum!
Posted by Jagongo Ambrose on April 1, 2021
Dear lord, its one of the most difficult things to believe. " that CTL-N is no more" ooh God rest her soul with the angels. I worked with her , as my boss in the examinations section, Madam as we referred to her was a good mentor, a mother, a true sister, a depedable colleague and a reliable team leader. Catherine stood with me and us during good and trying moments, she was a good councillor- with lots of wisedom, an excellect comforter and and a performer. I will forever miss you dear sister.
Posted by Neema Grace on April 1, 2021
Dear Mrs. Njoka,

It’s difficult news to wake up to today. My dear friend, mentor and alternate mom, I would not have survived difficult days in KU without you. You taught me diplomacy and negotiation skills and assured me it was ok to fight for students’ rights in the big board rooms. After graduation you remained a loving mom, asking to meet all the boyfriends and asking for grandchildren before ‘it’s too late’!

You always saw possibilities and inspired me to see great things in the future and celebrated little and big wins in my life. I can’t believe I’ll never see your smile or hear your hearty laugh again .

You will be sorely missed!

We rest in the comfort that you lived life well and loved hard without borders. What a great legacy you’ve left behind.

May God give you rest momma.
Posted by james Mugambi on April 1, 2021
Dear Madam,
It is unfortunate, with lots of sorrow in my heart that I have to call you the Late. You left but in my heart you will live forever. I believe that when my time comes, and God calls me to His glory, I will find you and we shall rejoice together in Heaven.
Tears have freely flown on my cheeks; emotions have risen with many un-answered questions that have come to my mind. I have asked God why it had to be you but I am not sure I will be able to tell God who He should have picked instead. God is the supreme master, full of compassion and wisdom. He chose you because He felt you were the best at a time like this.
Madam you are gone; left my heart with sorrow and lots of pain. I have shed tears for you but I will have to let you go. Go where you have been called to by your master, the one you served with sincerity.
As your son (that’s how you used to refer to me) God connected me to you for a purpose. You have taught me many things in work life and life in general. I met you in January of 2009, worked with you for over a decade. You built me, taught me and loved me (I could feel and see it), believed in my abilities and encouraged me to face challenges of life. Many times I came to your office, having messed up in some things at work, you corrected with love. Many are times you chose to bear the burdens on behalf of us, for things you never did. There are times you raised your voice simply because you wanted things done the right way but a few minutes later you would call us, with no trace of bad feelings, and embrace us as your children. What a beautiful heart you had!!!!
You were my boss but never at any time did I see the boss in you. Instead I saw a caring friend and mother who dared to love and laugh even in the most difficult circumstances that we worked in. Your jokes, laughter and strikingly beautiful character, full of wise counsel will forever live in my heart.
As Mugambi’s family, we have lost a friend who was more of a mother and a caring one for that matter. We fondly remember that you were the first to see our son in hospital when he was born. You taught my dear wife how to wrap a diaper and many other things. You kept checking on us and reminded us to always pray. You kept checking on us and we loved you for your love. Which boss does this????Thank you mama!!
I can say many things about you and I will always remember you madam. You have left but you will forever live in my heart and many others that you inspired. It’s not easy but I have to say good bye. Rest well mama and may the Mighty God, who called you to heaven, rest your soul in eternal peace.

Posted by Maskaline Ambale on March 31, 2021
Auntie Timmy, thank you for touching my/our lives in such a special and unique way. Thank you for standing in the gap for those of us who needed a mother and a friend. Thank you for showing us true grace, wisdom, humility, kindness, love and beauty. I am blessed to have known you❤️
Nate and I will treasure the books you highlighted for us to read....Cucu you're missed already.
Words fail me I have typed and retyped what I want to say to you but words fail me. Our strong hold, cheer leader, teacher, advisor, Mom, friend, sister!
Rest well Auntie Timmy, you foght a good fight and you ran a great race.

Posted by olive mugenda on March 31, 2021
My dear friend Catherine. I can't believe you are gone. You are one of those friends for all seasons who stayed as my friend even after leaving KU. You were one of my best colleagues. I could not entrust anyone else with Exams when I was Vice Chancellor because you were the best. You worked diligently and passionately. You made it your business to ensure efficiency in administration of exams...what a big loss of a friend, a colleague and a younger sister.
I remember the farewell gift you gave me when I left KU....it will remind me of you everytime I look at it. I remember your smiling face when you attended my childrens' weddings.....I saw you during Prof Andajes service......I easily noticeable you in the crowd when I was talking.
May our heavenly Father rest your beautiful soul in eternal peace till we meet again. May He give your family peace and acceptance of this huge and sad loss.
Posted by Caroline Gathigia on March 31, 2021
Rest in peace dear mama. Gone too soon. I know you are resting with Angels.Your smile,your jokes, your counsel will forever remain with me. To the family and friends may God give you comfort as we mourn our dear one. Safiri salana mama. Till we meet again. Shalom.
Posted by Nyamota Victor on March 31, 2021
RIP Mrs. Njoka. I worked closely with u at the exams office and the advice u gave will never fade away."INTEGRITY"
Till we meet again, Rest in eternal peace MUM.
Posted by Betty Kaiberia on March 31, 2021
Mrs. Njoka it is hard to believe and words lack me so so devastated but we accept God's will. He loved you more. RIEP mum
Posted by Ruth Wakapisi on March 31, 2021
Catherine, you were one in a million. A mentor, friend and sister. Bubbly, warm, full of humour and compassionate. So full of life and presence. A woman of substance and deep faith. The kind of prayers and petitions you taught me were deep. I remember your comforting look at me in 2018 as I eugolized my only brother during his funeral service (you came!). That look that said ' I am holding you in my prayers and thoughts gal, it shall be well'. And when I couldn't settle back in the office, I found myself in your office and after a 2 hour talk and a prayer, I walked out so refreshed and encouraged. You touched my life, you left a mark. I will miss you Catherine. See you in eternity Sister.
Posted by Joyce Muthoni on March 31, 2021
I didn’t have an opportunity to spend time with you but I thank God for you! For teaching my prayer partner (Shyngah) to be a prayerful woman for giving her the beautiful smile.. truly heavens are celebrating for having you. Rest well mum.. forever you’ll be missed..
Posted by Caleb Kirui on March 31, 2021
Its so sad to think you are no longer with us. In KU another synonym for Exams has always been Njoka.

Fare thee well Sister, Mum and friend. Even though the Music is over your melody will linger on in our lives forever.

Rest in perfect peace my mentor and friend. Till we meet again.
Posted by LILIAN NGIGE on March 31, 2021
It's me Co wife...
Hi gal, Hiii gal.. that would be your response. Today is Wednesday 31st  I don't know what to tell you or tell myself.
I never used to write to you often, because we prefered calling and talking in person.
I don't know why am writing now, but I guess it's coz you are not picking the calls and you did not even answer my last text on sunday 21st. Was in your house yesterday in ua kitchen I dint see you in person but I saw every part of you there, so I wondered is this real that you left & went to heaven. Today wasn't any better. I need to see you for myself  but how ;I hope when I see you in whichever way, lying, sleeping, or on send off, these hot tears flowing and headache will stop. And then I can start to celebrate your life with me, our memories that we made. Wanted to see u  today where you r resting b4 ua final resting place just so I can have a closure, but it was not possible to see u coz of this evil covid restrictions am so broken. I pray the same God that took you I trust He will help me hve some closure.  I know you are looking at me & asking "ni nini  na wewe Sasa" am not OK atleast not now. I have no one to talk to, not the same level we would share. Am so jealous of you right now. You are not worried and anxious like me right now. Your smile will linger on, your embrace  oh that one will miss the most. The coffee date, lunch dates  are gone with you. I sound like am complaining? It's a yes & no. Let me pray now for help. Oh my mwiiru you leave me all alone, I have none now. It's sooo hard for me but will try be less of a cabbage. Go well dear I loved you so much in person will still love you in spirit.
Posted by salome kamusa Nyabola on March 31, 2021
Mum it is very sad to pen this down I remember whenever we met how you used to hug me and call me daughter, how are my grandsons when are you bring me a granddaughter? Waah I will surely miss the hugs and laughter that could brighten a gloomy day. You were so caring and had a big heart. Dance with the Angels Mummy. My deepest condolences to your family at large.
Posted by Bertha Kamuri on March 31, 2021
To my friend /sister,classmate,Chama girls
I must brave the sea of tears and the pain in my heart as I patiently wait beyond the grave to see you in glory one day. My heart bleeds but I cannot ask God why, for He is the Creator, the Maker of Heaven and earth.

To Him we belong and to Him we must one day return. He gives and He takes away. To Him Alone be all the Praise, the Glory and the Honour, now and always.

Rest in Peace my unforgettable friend. Rest. In peace my co - wife as I called you  the joke only you understand love you gal adios see you later 
Mumbi
Posted by susan omedi on March 31, 2021
It is hard to believe that you have gone to be with angels Catherine. I remember your warm smile and beautiful soul from the very first time I met you in high school. I remember the last time we met and how full of joy and love you were. May you rest peacefully. You ran your race well and you will be missed by many. May God grant your entire family strength and comfort.
Posted by Sasha Sasha on March 31, 2021
Even though we can no longer be with you in this world anymore, we cannot touch you or laugh with you. Your love and care, your beautiful smile and kindness will forever be in our hearts. Rest with the angels dear Mom Timmy.
Posted by Mary Mwangi on March 31, 2021
Auntie,
No words can express my shock and deep pain. I'll never forget your beautiful smile and warmth. Rest with the angels. Till we meet again.
Posted by Faith Nyambura on March 31, 2021
Auntie Timmy, You were such a blessing to so many of us. You've touched and changed peoples lives directly and indirectly.shine on your way, you shall be missed dearly... You lived a fulfilling life.
Posted by John Kiarie on March 31, 2021
Fare thee well sister Timmy.
Shine all the way! We shall miss you!
Posted by Effie githinji on March 31, 2021
Aunty Timmy..you were the best aunty and we were always free with you. You gave us life advice and how to be women of substance. You were always concerned about us. I will miss you so much. You're in a better place of peace in the arms of our maker. I loved you, I love you and I will always love you. Rest in eternal peace till we meet again aunty Timmy 
Posted by JANE TIKHWI MUYUNDO on March 31, 2021
Cathy, today a light went out. We are left with deep sadness and confusion. Rest in peace. We will miss your kindness, your smile and love.
Posted by Mungai Miringu on March 30, 2021
Loosing a close friend at any time is heartbreaking. But it's even more distressing when a monster like the current scourge is the cause.

Catherine Njoka formerly Catherine Lubembe wasn't just a friend, but perhaps one of the ladies I truly respected.

Our friendship started in India or Bharat as we know it when together with others we formed what we styled as Kenya Theatre Group '83. It was a performing theatre and cultural dance group which made an immediate impact on not only the Kenyan student comminity, but also among other foreign student groups especially from Africa.
It also caught the attention of an outfit know as the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) which became the main sponsor of all it's events. The group would traverse several Indian destinations performing. Timmy (as we all knew her) was instrumental in populating the group with our treasured sisters. During our time in India, the girls were very weary of associating with the boys, but Timmy changed all that.

Later in life, we were to continue our friendship here at home. She became a mentor in my life and am not ashamed to say some of the lifelong decisions I have made have basically been due her influence.

My family came to know and respect her due to her humility and warmth. I also came to know her family well and we became friends with them.

Words fail me, but if there's one thing am sure, it's that she truly was an angel. Adios my friend. Till we meet again
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