Diaspora News

We regret announce the sudden passing of John Stephen Mutero Kanyotu, in Portland, ME on Friday, February 10th, 2012 of natural causes. He was son to the late James Kanyotu and Margaret Murigu (Nairobi). Brother to George Kanyotu (Dallas,TX), John Kariuki (Nairobi), the late Steve Njau, Christopher Ngata, Stephanie Gathoni, Willy Kihara, Japhat Kariuki and Rose Nyawira.

There will be a memorial service held in Dallas on Sunday 02/19/2012 starting 3pm at:

Upendo Baptist Church
916 N. Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX 75042
972.276.9704; 214.868.6007

The will also be two main fundraisers to be held as follows:

Dallas, TX on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 5p-9:30p at:

Nai Sports Grill Addison
15375 Addison Rd.
Addison, TX, 75001

Atlanta, GA on Sunday, February 19 from 2:00-11:30 pm at: 

The home of Eddie Kahi
411 Darter Dr
Kennesaw Ga, 30144

***A Memorial Fund account has been set up for those who cannot make it to the fund-raisers but would like to support the family on transport and funeral costs:

Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank (Georgia)
Account Name: John Stephen Mutero Kanyotu Memorial Fund (Just ask for it by name)
Deposits can be made at any Wells Fargo nationwide.

For more information, please contact the following people:


Eddie Kahi: 678.933.3548
Tony Mwaniki: 678.683.8883
Mike Mwariri: 678.886.6249
Wawa Joseph: 404.925.2556
Evans Obino: 678.886.2355
Edwin 'Eddu' Shadeya 404.396.5216
Nelson 'Mandela' Obul 404.322.5124
Bernice Mathai 678.777.2287
Ian Murigu 804.497.6471


Raymond Hamisi: 214.929.8965
George Kanyotu: 678.525.6947
Mike Muu: 214.649.5089
Daudi Mueke: 469.682.7112

His friends knew him as the life of any event; he seemed to live his life without reservation, and we who were privileged to know him were immediately infected by his verve and zest for life.We were blessed to have him in our lives.

May God rest his soul in eternal peace and continue to bless those left behind.

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