West Media fans mourn with their own in Lugari

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Mercy Wekesa, daughter of the late mama Sarah Nasike Wekesa (centre) and Rebecca Koyonjo, chairperson of Lugari Mumbo FM fans Umbrella (right)
Mercy Wekesa, daughter of the late mama Sarah Nasike Wekesa (centre) and Rebecca Koyonjo, chairperson of Lugari Mumbo FM fans Umbrella (right)

Hundreds of Mumbo FM fans from Bungoma and Kakamega Counties joined the family of mama Sarah Nasike Wekesa,mother- in -law of Lugari Sub County Mumbo FM umbrella chairperson Mrs. Rebecca Koyonjo and mother to Mercy Wekesa, a member of Winners Mumbo FM salaams club in Mahanga village, Lwandeti ward, Lugari constituency in Kakamega county.

Addressing mourners, Mrs. Koyonjo asked Mahanga residents to join West Media salaams clubs adding that they are of great importance as they have projects geared to improving members’ liveli hood.

She thanked West media fans from Bungoma County and Kakamega County for standing with their family and also attending the funeral of mama Nasike.

Her sentiments were echoed by her sister in law who is the daughter to the bereaved Mercy Wekesa who mourned her mother as a strong pillar of the family who loved welcoming visitors and who was a wise counsel.

The funeral was also attended by West Media presenters Mike Maliba and Nang’oni Sindani.

Mike Maliba thanked Lugari residents for believing in listening to West Media at all times and promised to improve the services, he also asked parents who have disabled children especially who are school going not to hide them but bring them out and seek help from County offices as there is an office meant to deal with disability issues and make sure that they also get education like other people.

“Am appealing to all parents here especially who have disabled children who sat for 2020 KCPE that results were announced recently, make sure you visit offices in the county governments and seek support so that they can also access education because there are funds meant for them, kindly don’t hide them as they are as important and  will one day help you too “said Mike who is famously known as Omusungu Wa Baleka.

Presenter Mike Maliba with West Media fans during the funeral function of mama Sarah.
Presenter Mike Maliba with West Media fans during the funeral function of mama Sarah.

On her part Nang’oni Sindani on behalf of West media conveyed condolence message from the company and added that West media will continue supporting the salaams clubs and standing with them at some point like when they have lost their loved ones.

She appealed to parents to take care of their children especially girls during this long holiday as the last holiday that lasted seven months when they were at home during  Covid-19 pandemic that led to closure of schools, many girls got pregnant due to lack of proper guidance from parents.

Presenter Nang'oni Sindani addressing mourners in Mahanga village, Lugari Sub County.
Presenter Nang’oni Sindani addressing mourners in Mahanga village, Lugari Sub County.

She said many parents have given up on their children and that’s why most of them have started engaging in bad habits that have led to boys involving in drug abuse and girls engaging in unprotected sex that has led to early pregnancies.

Both asked mourners to make sure they continue adhering to Covid-19 rules as set by the ministry of health in order to avoid being infected or affected.

Bungoma OCS Mr. Musyoki also emphasized on the need of residents following the health protocols saying that they are simple and they are meant to protect everyone.