Roselyne Namaemba Wanyama Nyongesa a lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology was laid to rest on Saturday at her home in Bukokholo village Sirisia constituency in Bungoma County.
Speakers who turned up to pay their last respect to the late eulogized her as a strong, hardworking, peacemaking and responsible lady saying she has left a big gap.
The widower Mr. Innocent Nyongesa Lusweti said that Roselyne was more than a wife and a mother to his children; she was his everything.
“Roselyne was industrious, loving, innovative and aggressive. We used to call each other mum and dad. There was no day I called her by her name, she was like a mother to me and not a wife and a woman of determination” he added.
He called on the Masinde University’s administration to sponsor some of his children to finish their higher education.
Her children described their mother as courageous.
“I have lost a best friend, my strength and the only person that I trust. Today I celebrate my mom’s time on the earth as she always showered us with unconditional love. Keep fighting for us,” said Lydia.
She said that she will forever cherish the memories she shared with her mom and urged those ready to help them achieve what their mum wanted them to achieve in education to do so.
Sirisia legislator John Koyi Waluke urged parents to take their children to school encouraging the congregation to get educated and become role models like the departed.
“I like the way mama Roselyne had the courage to keep studying even when she had children who were also in school and that shows how hardworking she was,” said Waluke.
The university’s staff led by Prof. Peter Odera said that the departed was a peace maker in her department urging mourners to pray for the family.
“Roselyne was a role model to students both academically and character wise, very hardworking,” he said.
Executive dean Philip Mukonyi called upon parents to take care of their children following the rising cases of torching dormitories saying that the act was a criminal offense.
His sentiments were echoed by nominated MCA Nancy Kibaba who said the parents have a bigger role of educating their children to understand the consequences of their actions.