Mourners dance to Reggae tunes ahead of Njambi's burial

Scenes at the Lang'ata cemetry painted a vivid picture of her life and legacy.

In Summary
  • Mary Njambi Koikai, popularly known as Fyah Mummah Njahmbi, was not just a person, she was a beacon of light in the lives of all who knew her.

  • Sounds of Reggae music filled the air as mourners' feet moved in rhythm to infectious Reggae tunes in tribute to Njambi's vibrant spirit.

Sounds of Reggae music filled the air as mourners' feet moved in rhythm to infectious Reggae tunes in tribute to the late Reggae MC Njambi Koikai's vibrant spirit. https://shorturl.at/Wsj3L

Family and friends honour Njambi Koikai during her burial at Langata cemetry on June 14, 2024.
Family and friends honour Njambi Koikai during her burial at Langata cemetry on June 14, 2024.
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Family and friends of late Reggae MC Njambi Koikai Friday gathered at Lang'ata cemetery to pay their last respects ahead of her burial.

Mary Njambi Koikai, popularly known as Fyah Mummah Jahmby, was not just a person, she was a beacon of light in the lives of all who knew her.

Sounds of Reggae music filled the air as mourners' feet moved in rhythm to infectious Reggae tunes in tribute to Njambi's vibrant spirit.

To most who met her, her infectious laughter could lift the heaviest of burdens, and her unwavering kindness touched the hearts of everyone she met.

The Reggae rhythms pulsed through the crowd, echoing the beat of hearts united in love and remembrance of a fallen icon.

That memories of Njambi flooded the minds of those gathered for her finbal farewell was not in doubt.

Scenes at the Lang'ata cemetry painted a vivid picture of her life and legacy.

Friends and family linked arms and moved in sync, their laughter mingling with the music as they honoured the memory of their beloved Njambi.

In that moment, it was as if Njambi herself was dancing among them, her presence felt in every note, every smile and every shared embrace.

As music continued to play, the bond between those gathered seemed to grow stronger.

Though Njambi may have left this world, her spirit no doubt continues to live in the hearts of all her presence touched during her life on earth.

Njambi died at the Nairobi Hospital on June 3 after a decades-long battle with endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a condition associated with menstruation where tissue similar to the lining of the womb develops in other areas of the body, including the fallopian tubes, pelvis, bowel, vagina and intestines.

Njambi started experiencing excruciating pain that came with her menstrual cycle.

The monthly torment lasted for 17 years before she got proper diagnosis for the condition.

The condition worsened as she grew older, affecting various aspects of her life sometimes occassioned by long spells in hospital beds.

Njambi died a heroine to many and often called on authorities to provide  better healthcare for women, especially those struggling with menstrual disorder.

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