It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of George Kabuthi Kamau of Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada on August 19, 2021. He was 63 years old.
Kabuthi Kamau was born in Luthigiti village, Karai location Kiambu County to the late James Peter Kamau Muhindi and late Mary Mwihaki Kamau.
He was husband to Purity and father to Joy Mwihaki, Kamau and Macharia Kabuthi.
He was a brother to Sam & Chrissy Muhindi, Margaret Kamau, late John Kioi, Joseph & Wangui Kariuki, Alice Wambui & Jack Maina, late Lucy Njoki Kulubya & Denis Kulubya, Grace Nyokabi & David Kariuki, Godfrey & Nancy Wainaina, Joseph & Jaquline Githinji. He was a beloved uncle to many.
Kabuthi relocated to Canada from Kenya in 2003, where he pursued professional education in journalism at Niagara College in Niagara Falls Canada. He worked as a businessman.
Illness: Kabuthi Kamau travelled from Canada to attend his mom’s funeral and while in Kenya he unfortunately contracted COVID 19. He was hospitalized at Nairobi Hospital on 3rd August due to low oxygen levels as well as high CRP. He was fairing well in the regular ward until August 8th when his condition deteriorated and was taken to ICU, where he remained till 19th August when he lost the battle. He remained brave, jovial and in his usual infectious high spirits till he took his last breath.
Kabuthi Kamau worked in Nairobi Royal Golf Club as a senior administrator and thereafter got into matatu business as an owner/operator. He Later became a politician and in 1997 joined Safina party through which he contested the Makadara parliamentary seat, finishing a strong 3rd.
He was an active member of Bahati Christian Centre where he used to play the trumpet as part of the worship team. He later joined Calvary temple church BuruBuru, before relocating to Canada. In Canada he was a worship member and an Elder in Glory community Church based in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Kabuthi became born again at the age of 19 and was the person to introduce Christ to the rest of Kamau’s family. To further spread the gospel, he also launched a YouTube channel named Kamaa Kamaa the Gospeler. He wrote and sung songs such as: Ningombuka, Ni Wega Mwathani Jesu, Mwanadamu u Mavumbi Tu. His faith in God was infectious and steadfast.
Kabuthi will be remembered for his dedication to his family, church and friends. He easily struck a connection with each person he encountered, treating everyone with respect regardless of social status. George was never too busy for anybody. He was indeed a charming, loving, friendly person who loved life and ate it with a big spoon. He was also ambitious, had a strong personality and hardworking.
A memorial service for Kabuthi organized by Glory Community Church was held via Zoom on Sunday August 22.
Medical fund appeal
Kabuthi’s Canadian health coverage could not help him in Kenya when he got ill and has therefore left a huge medical bill. Family and friends are asking your help to cover it. Please send your financial contribution via E-transfer to [email protected]. You can also use Paybill No. 8002639 with your name as the sender; or Mpesa to Maureen Kamau +254746666844. No amount is too little.
Kabuthi will be laid to rest in Gikambura, Kiambu, Kenya on Friday, August 27, 2021.
Rev. 14:13. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. “Blessed indeed, “says the spirit, that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds fools them!”
Rest in peace George Kabuthi Kamau.