At Mama Giddy's
Eng. Elizaphan Mwaniki Makanga
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 7, 1949
  • Date of passing: Jul 24, 2013
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty" Psalm 91:1

Well Mwaniki, in these last few months,

you have again redefined the word “Strength” to us.

We have watched you battle that cancer,

as if to tell it "you can take my body

but you cannot take my spirit!"

It was an awesome display of endurance and inner strength…

of Mind over Matter

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Nyambura Mugo on 24th July 2017

"Still missed, still loved, still remembered..........
Rest well uncle!!"

This tribute was added by tammi nyambura on 9th December 2016

"Uncle Mwaniki, I pray that you are resting with Christ and having a joyous celebration in heaven.
Happy Belated Birthday..
Nyambura Maliti"

This tribute was added by Wanjiru Makanga-Munene on 7th December 2015

"Still miss my big bro! Pressing on as per Philippians 3:4..... And rejoicing as I take life "One Day at a Time" with Jesus"

This tribute was added by mugo makanga on 7th December 2015

It feels like its only the other day we were visiting you in Hospital in Nakuru and Nairobi. I know you are gone, and can only pray that some day, we shall be re united in Glory as the Almighty wishes. I sincerely thank God for the times we shared on here earth."

This tribute was added by Nduta Maliti on 24th July 2015

"Two years have passed, yet it still seems unreal. But the LORD is faithful and continues to uphold us with His righteous right hand, as He promises in Isaiah 41:10.

Praying for all of Mwaniki's family and friends as we remember him this day.

It is truly comforting to know that Mwaniki is now with the Lord Jesus Christ, Whom he got to know and love. His last days on earth were rich and fulfilled, and he was assured of his destiny. May all of us who Mwaniki knew and loved also get to know the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, and may we each accept the gift of eternal life which the Lord Jesus Christ freely offers us."

This tribute was added by Iruku Makanga on 24th July 2014

"Big bro;
A year has passed, but the memories are still fresh. We will meet again and catch up! Rest in Peace Big Bro, Love you always!"

This tribute was added by Jane Minjo-Johnson on 24th July 2014

"Well Mwaniki,  a year on and your memory has not dimmed in any way. Your friends and family miss you as much today as the day you left and no amount of effort can fill the void created by your absence. But there's joy in the knowledge that, for those who believe in the resurrection power of our Lord Jesus Christ, death does not have the final word. RIP Bro."

This tribute was added by Njagi Makanga on 24th July 2014

"Even after a year, it still doesn't seem real, my Bro...
We continue to do our best in all things... till we meet again...
Love Always..
Bro. Njagi"

This tribute was added by Fridah Maluki on 13th December 2013

"I never got to know you for long - but I admired your strength even in the times when your body was failing. May you rest in PEACE. My condolences to your family."

This tribute was added by Wanjiru Makanga-Munene on 7th December 2013

"Forever remembered -
We do not mourn like those who have no hope, for we know we have hope and a future in Christ Jesus.
Happy Birthday big bro. Love always."

This tribute was added by Njagi Makanga on 7th December 2013

"On this day of your birth....Forever impended in our hearts!
Love Always Bro."

This tribute was added by Jane Minjo-Johnson on 1st August 2013

"To my beautiful sisters, Wanjiru and Nduta, I never got to properly know Mwaniki, but if he was even a fraction of who you two are, I can confidently say that he was a great man. I am sorry I am not physically there to see you through this very dark hour like you have done for me whenever I have needed you, but regardless of the distance, I share your pain and your grief and if tears could build a"

This tribute was added by Sylvia Karebe on 1st August 2013

"Elizaphan! Elizaphan!  All the years I  knew Mwaniki I never knew he was called Elizaphan.  What a funny name. Well, Mwaniki's time has come as indeed it will for all of us. When a person dies those left behind are left saying many things about them.  Have you ever wondered what they will say about you when you are gone?....Mwaniki,  fare thee well....."

This tribute was added by Eseza Nambassi on 1st August 2013

"2 Corinthians 4:13-18
As we mourn the loss of our dear Big Bro, we can be comforted in the knowledge that he is now without pain.
May the peace and love of our Lord be with the entire family."

This tribute was added by Lilian Guantai on 31st July 2013

"We shall miss you Mwaniki.Your gentle smile endeared you to many. You were able to get on with all with such ease. I recall how years ago your conversation with my then 5 year old son left him very excited that he had been able to converse with uncle Mwaniki in English. From that moment he insisted on speaking to everyone in English. Mwaniki had given him the confidence he needed. RIP bro"

This tribute was added by Liz Omolo on 31st July 2013

"As Always words fail as the pain of loss renders one speechless! BUT if there is a joy in pain it was to see your gentle smile, joyful heart and the relief that 'our enemy's hold on your “swallowship” had gone. It was an answer to my very personal prayer - that the hold would break. It was also a painful joy to know that human evidence of how far God had brought me gave you such calm hope that I k"

This tribute was added by Wanjiru Makanga-Munene on 30th July 2013

"There is pain - oh such pain. Yet there are so many joyful memories, I cannot but smile through the tears. So many childhood memories, so many plans for the future --- Then cancer ravaged your physical body, but could not break your strong yet so gentle spirit.
Forever missed indeed. Kwaheri ya kuonana! Till we meet again bro. Ecclisiastes 3:1-12. A time and a season ---"

This tribute was added by Gladys Maria on 30th July 2013

"Its a sad moment for me in particular to hear that Mwaniki is no longer with us. You built my life from a scratch.You took me to college employed me and later connected me to your friends in Nakuru. your love and care was felt across the board irrespective of tribe.You taught me to build good condolences to entire Makangas family.OKAMBO DENNIS."

This tribute was added by Nduta Maliti on 29th July 2013

"Have you really gone, dear bro? It's hard to acknowledge that; I guess it will eventually sink in. Memories of you are flying through my mind in no particular order; I will hang on to these a while... I really thank God for making you my brother.
And of this I am certain; we shall meet again! This time it shall be in victory, for eternity. Thank you, Lord!"

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