On behalf of the Kenya Embassy, Rome and
on my own behalf, I take this opportunity to thank all members
of the Kenya Community for the support extended to the late
Mrs. Janet Akika Kailikia's family and the Mission in general
following the sudden passing on of our dear colleague Janet.
We were touched by your generosity and availability
to assist in whichever way possible despite your heavy schedule
of duties and personal commitments.This i consider commendable
and a sign of solidarity amongst us Kenyans in line with our
culture and traditions. Indeed, am pleased to note and point
out that some of you made time to visit Janet's residence on
daily basis to comfort and and also make a contribution in terms
of food and finacial token that went along way in augmenting
family resourses for funeral expenses. I would like to recognise
and commend the children who accompanied their parents and spent
long hours with their friends and consoled and shared their
burden in the darkest time of their lives. This valuable gesture
made a big difference in terms of psychological and physical
support to us and especially to the family. May you all be blessed.
Janet was laid to rest on Saturday, 15th September
2007 in Meru. My deputy, Mr. S.K. Maina, represented the Mission
and the Kenya Community in Italy at the service that was held
in Nairobi and the subsequent burial upcountry. Let us keep
the family in our prayers and in particular the children, Winnie,
Alex and Edwin as they strive to come to terms with their loss.
As it is not possible to thank each one of you, please accept
this message as a sincere note of appreciation.
May her soul rest in eternal peace.