BY PAUL MWANGI
Charity Muthoni Maina born on 19/09/1992, was a last born daughter of Eunice Muthoni and the late Peter Maina Ndegwa. A sister to Esther Wangari, Jane Wanjiku and Joseph Ndegwa. She was a student at Moi University from the School of Arts and Social Sciences where she was pursuing Bachelor of Education, English Literature.
Charity encountered her demise on 22nd Feb 2015 on her way to her residential estate from the library at night, where she was raped and murdered by unknown muggers. Herbody was then dumped near a thicket a distance to her residence. She was laid to rest last Saturday on 28th Feb 2015 at her home place at LaikipiaCounty in NgaruaKinamba.
The farewell party was attended by significant signatories including;Othaya MP, Laikipia county women representative, Dean of students Dr. J.S Ayieko, Assistant Dean Mr. Awino,MUSO officials including the Muso Chair, Security and Accommodation Director and the Academics Director, BAE Chair, MUSASS Chair. Moreover, the student fraternity was well represented by a fleet of three buses in consoling the family and friends for the sendoff of the late.A bereavement atmosphere filled the homestead for loosing such a humble and God fearing lady.
Her cousin, who read the eulogy, could not control herself as she shared the moments they had together.“We knew Charity as a very good cousin who was God fearing and we could go to her for encouragement whenever we were discouraged. I always remember her singing her favorite song“Kijito cha Utakaso” by Beatrice Muhone.” The late was known to be a lady who was cool, respectable, loveable, loving, social, and very strong in her faith and a singer.
Laikipia County Women Representative, who passed her condolences said they had lost a great heroin as a county. She further added that security begins with us so that we can extend it to other people. In addition to that, Dean of students Dr. Ayieko was quoted saying that the university is still mourning the loss it has encountered. He also added that hostels were few to accommodate all students andhe wished hostels were there to accommodate each student for there could be no such loss. The MUSO Chair also passed his commiserations to the family and friends of the departed.
The passing away of our late sister has left a great gap to Moi University Christian union since she was an usher and Moi university fraternity at large. It is with deep sorrow that we are passing our condolences to the family and friends of the late Charity Muthoni. We loved you and you will forever be in our hearts till we meet again. May the Almighty rest your soul in eternal peace.