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[PHOTOS] Family, friends gather to give last respects to scribe, Corazon

Corazon's burial ceremony is scheduled for Saturday at her family home in Turbo, Eldoret.

In Summary

•Corazon's burial ceremony is scheduled for Saturday at her family home in Turbo, Eldoret.

•Coazon leaves behind one child.

Corazon's mother Celine Khayesi in the middle comforted at KU Funeral Home
Corazon's mother Celine Khayesi in the middle comforted at KU Funeral Home
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Family and friends on Friday met at Kenyatta University Funeral Home to view the body of the late journalist Corazon Wafula.

Cora, as her friends fondly referred to her, succumbed to liver failure due to hypothyroidism, a condition she had battled for a long time. She was 32. 

Her burial ceremony is scheduled for Saturday at her family home in Turbo, Eldoret. She'll be buried the following day. 

Coazon leaves behind one child.

Family members and close friends to the late Corazon Aquinos Wafula gather at Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Friday 3rd September.
Family members and close friends to the late Corazon Aquinos Wafula gather at Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Friday 3rd September.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Corazon started her career at Sayari FM in Eldoret as a volunteer before joining the Star as a correspondent, covering the courts.

Though she loved life, she gave her job her all, always careful not to let her private life issues come before her and getting a story for her audience.

The Casket of late Corazon Wafula carried from Kenyatta University Funeral Home.
The Casket of late Corazon Wafula carried from Kenyatta University Funeral Home.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

“Every time we travelled, Cora always had her laptop on. We’d tell her ‘put away the computer and let's story but she’d say ‘there is this story I’m following, I don’t want it to pass me,'” Winnie, her twin sister, said.

Family members and close friends to the late Corazon Aquinos Wafula gather at Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Friday 3rd September
Family members and close friends to the late Corazon Aquinos Wafula gather at Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Friday 3rd September
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

"My mum always told her to try something else, even if it is business because her passion was not yielding much but she was adamant."

The sister said the loss of Corazon was a huge blow to their family after the death of their only brother in May. Their father died in 1998 while they were in Class 4.