Hundreds of West Media fans join mourners in the burial of Mzee Samson Mangeni

The widow, Mama Hellen Nangila
The widow, Mama Hellen

Hundreds of West Media fans from three counties, Bungoma, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia joined mourners at Brigadier village in Soysambu Mitua ward in Tongaren constituency for the burial of Mzee Samson Nyukuri Mangeni who is a member of West Media salaams club and the husband to Mama Helen Nangila of Brigadier West FM salaams club.

Led by Bungoma County umbrella chairman Edward Simiyu, they eulogized the late Nyukuri as a hard working man who loved his job and did to his best as a mechanic on Brigadier market.

Bungoma County West FM fans chairperson Edward Simiyu
Bungoma County West FM fans chairperson Edward Simiyu

Simiyu seized the opportunity to request those from Tongaren constituency and Bungoma County at large who are not in groups to join West Media salaams clubs which he said enjoys overwhelming support across the entire Western region, adding that those that will join will learn a lot on how to invest in different projects.

He emphasized that as West Media groups will continue working together to support the less privileged and stand with their members whenever they are bereaved or have school fees problems and celebrations and promised too that they will work closely with all leaders who also share dreams of helping the community to achieve its goals.

The widow Mrs.Helen Nangila eulogized her husband as a loving person who dedicated his more time for the family for a better life.

He added that her husband was a kind person who helped many people whenever they needed his support regardless of whether he knew them, and he was the family advisor who guided his family on the values of hard work and respect for everyone.

Mrs. Nangila lauded West Media salaams clubs from the three counties for the overwhelming support both financially and morally and encouraged people from all walks of life to join West Media salaams clubs for their own benefit.

“I am sure everyone heard announcements of this funeral on radio since my husband died courtesy of him and myself being members plus other many things that they have done for me and therefore those who wish to join us are welcome so that we can explore development together, “said Mrs. Nangila.

Leaders who joined the mourners hailed the late for his good deeds and doing his work well as a mechanic in many parts of Bungoma and across Western region.

Former area MCA Gerishom Namasake applauded the five bench judges for their rule which he termed as historical because common wananchi had not been involved and in fact people had no idea what the BBI report was all about as they had not read it because the government had not provided copies.

However, former Councilor Maurice Kimwela said the judges did not fault the report because it was wrong but because the procedure used was wrong and he said he supports the BBI report as its good for the people but said there are few issues which if rectified will be the best constitution ever.

He called on government to involve every stake holder especially the churches and make sure that the committee should not have politicians but experts and church leaders who have know-how in matters constitution.

The late Mangeni Nyukuri was a renown mechanic who was nicknamed as multipurpose for his hard work and devotion vested in his skills in doing his work, and to those who worked with him said he never failed to carry his pocket radio to listen to programmes aired on West Media and especially he loved Safari Africa which they say music always rekindled his youthful days and they said they will miss his wise counsel and jokes.