Diaspora Shattered Dreams: Mr. James Maina Miano “Fathe”: Promoted To Glory


While growing up, we would read about America in books and see it in movies and even imagine about the great Nation by listening to stories of those that would return to Kenya.

They were stories of envy and all would wish that one day, the American dream will be pursued in ones lifetime.

Mr. Maina just like many, had wanted his children to pursue the American Dream. He did exactly that by sending his children first to experience the dream, and later together with his dear wife Rose, later joined them. What a good accomplishment… and though his has been shattered due to the illness that was diagnosed 3 years ago, he has left others to continue pursuing the dream just as per his wish.

Freedom from sin, sanctification, eternal life — all are gifts freely given by our God through His son Jesus Christ. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”


It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, Mr. James Maina Miano or affectionately referred to as “fathe”, Tuesday, January 7th, 2020. Mr. Maina was husband to Rose Maina, father to Ann Maina (Nairobi) Catherine Maina (Gwinnett Georgia) Lydia Maina-Munene (Canada), Michael Miano (Sandy Springs, Georgia). He was father in law to Jimmy Nderitu, Muraya Maina Gwinnett Georgia, Tony Munene & Yvonne Maina. He was grandfather to Brian, Kui (Roseanne), Nia, Njuguna, Nathan, Zoe, Matthew & Hailey. 

He was diagnosed with bladder Cancer approximately 3 years ago that was aggressively treated and was in remission until about 3 months ago when we learnt that the Cancer was back and this time it had metastasized. Mr. Maina went to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep knowing he was surrounded by love from his wife of almost 50 years, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

We will be honoring Mr. Maina’s wish to lay him to rest in Kirinyiga, Kenya next week.

A memorial service and fundraiser will be held on Sunday, January 12th, 2020, 1:00 PM at International Community Outreach Church (ICOC), 180 Grayson Industrial Parkway, Grayson, GA 30017.

For those not able to attend, please feel free to use either:
*Cashapp or Zelle to Catherine Maina 678-777-3364
*e-transfer to Tony Munene at tonyblack80@gmail.com
*MPESA Ann Maina at 0722171299.
We have a target of $25,000.

There will be Viewing visitation (Wake) at West Cobb funeral home & crematory, at 2480 Macland Road, Marietta, GA 30064, on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 4pm – 6pm.

We loved him in life, let us honor him in death.  Dad was a quiet, peaceful and modest man. We thank the Lord for the time he gave us with him and believe we will be united again in heaven as he was a believer.

Family & friends are meeting daily at 7pm at Catherine & Muraya Maina’s Home @308 Sawyer Meadow Way, Grayson, GA. 30017

Ann Maina: 0722171299
Catherine Maina: 678 777 3364
Lydia Maina-Munene: +1 647 863 7131
Michael Maina: 404 997 1092
Pastor John Macere: 864-735-5997
Dr. Mundia Kahiga: 770-369-3283
Muriithi Kabugua: 404-455-1174
Tony Munene: +1 905 621 4945

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