Diaspora Shattered Dreams: Peter Gachanja Memorial Held In Marietta

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LATE PETER GACHANJA
LATE PETER GACHANJA KNOWN FOR HIS TASTY NYAMA CHOMA MBUZI

When we talk of shattered dreams at Kenyan Parents in USA blog, we not only cover the unfortunate Kenyans that fall on the wrong side of the law, but also include the unfortunate Kenyans whose dreams are terminated by sudden death when least expecting.

Peter like all Kenyans, came to pursue the American dream with only one aim of providing for his family that he had left in Kenya, and like all in the diaspora, he had hope of joining with them once again, but the cruel hand of death at times rob those whose life is needed most especially by his family.

Peter as his roommate George Wanjiku narrated, had one morning woken up as usual like all do, but after sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle, got a massive heart attack and efforts to revive him when emergency arrived, were in futile and sadly lost the battle to continue living.

Death is the epitome of misery and hopelessness for those left behind, and worse still being far away, for they cannot conceive and bear the sad fact that they will never see Peter alive again.

The Kenyan community as generous as they are known for, met on this Sunday October 27, 2019 and managed to raise the balance of the amount required to transport his body back home in Kenya for burial. Bishop Mawasi’s famous quote “come the way you are” bore even more fruits for the few that attended, managed to realize the target of the balance that was required to transport the body.

The committee is also greatful to the Kenyan community in Marietta and others all over USA, for the assitance.

Many thanks goes to our Kenyan Embassy at D.C. for timely preparation of travel documents towards the same, and special thanks also goes to Believers Celebration for giving the venue of the memorial free of charge.

May Peter rest in eternal peace.

Christine Muchene had this to say

One harambee of it’s kind. The multitude was truckers and tires guys.
When Mr. Gachanja lungs failed he could not work anymore. He got a place in Marietta where he could roast goat for them to carry on the road. They paid him back today for feeding them. I picked him on day one from greyhound when he arrived from Kentucky hardly one week old in America. And yes he had dreams like anyone of us. He has educated his kids and one is soon becoming a doctor. May God see them through as they mourn their dad and husband.
My advice to all of us. “Love self as you raise kids as you do not know how long you shall live”. The guy Gachanja worked tirelessly when he was in good health hoping one day he would retire home and enjoy his family.
May he RIP.

Mr. Mugendi of Atlanta had this to say

Good job everyone.. that was a splendid job of generosity. I see miracle workers whenever I officiate such events. You are gods and your God in heaven sees your representation of His Kingdom!!!
RIP comrade P. Gachanja!

To Pastor Mawasi: God expand your boundaries for your open arms to fellow Kenyans

PICTURES OF THOSE AT MEMORIAL AND HARAMBEE HELD AT BELIEVERS CELEBRATION IN MARIETTA

Happier days

Report by

D.K. GITAU

PRESIDENT

KENYAN PARENTS IN USA

BOARD AND FOUNDER MEMBER C.O.D.U.

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