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MZEE HARRISON ORINA OMORO BURIAL

EULOGY

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

The late Mzee Harrison Orina Omoro was born in 1932 in Kenonka Village, Bokiambori Sub-location, West Mugirango Constituency in Nyamira County, to the late Omoro O’Isenyangi and the late Mama Kwamboka Kemunto Omoro “Mosiamani”. Orina is the sixth born in a family of 4 boys and 3 girls.

 

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

In 1951, Young Harrison Orina attended Tonga Primary school and later joined Sironga Intermediate school. In 1961, he joined Africa Inland Mission Kijabe where he undertook a technician course in carpentry. He joined the Africa Highlands Produce Company in 1962, where he worked at the Changana Tea factory as a clerk and later as a supervisor. Due to his diligence, hardwork and dedication, he rose through the ranks to the post of Grade 1 Supervisor. He retired in 1986 and retreated to his Matierio Home to concentrate on small scale farming. Upon retirement Mzee Orina was appointed as a village elder “Omotureti”, within the Bokiambori sub-location administrative Unit, working closely with the Assistant Chief. He was also active in the Tea and Coffee sub-sectors, and was a founding member of a number of self-help groups to promote education and development.

 

MARRIAGE

Mzee Harrison Orina married Mary Mosero in 1958 and Bilia Mokeira in 1961. They were blessed with 19 children: Charles Orina, Elsepher Moraa, Rebecca Ondieki, Florence Nyaboe, Robert Mosagwe, Naom Nyabate, Teresa Moraa, Elizabeth Kwamboka, Solpher Kwamboka, George Morara, Richard Osoro, Penina Nyaboke, Joseph Ogamba, Rose Nyaboke, Lorna Nyambare, Isabella Chebunga, Eric Rong’i, Joshua Nyandieka and Hellen Kemunto.

 

He leaves behind 60 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

 

RELIGION

Harrison Orina was a dedicated and baptized Christian within the Seventh Day Adventist church. Until his death he worshipped at the Tonga Omonuri Seventh Day Adventist church in Matierio.

 

SICKNESS

In 2017 Mzee Orina developed a chest infection for which he was put under medication. In April, 2018, he again complained of severe chest pains and an incessant dry cough. He was later diagnosed with Cancer of the esophagus and was put under medication in Nairobi. Following this treatment, Mzee’s condition improved for some time and he returned home.

 

In September 2018, he again started complaining of severe chest pain and was referred to a specialist for further examination, the doctors recommended stenting, which was successfully done in Tenwek Hospital in September 2018.

 

However, following a brief reprieve, Mzee’s condition continued to deteroriate and he was admitted at the Nyamira Level Five Hospital on 27 October 2018. His condition seemed to stabilize for some time. But, On 30th October 2018 at around 5p.m. Mzee developed breathing difficulties and efforts by doctors to resuscitate him did not succeed. Mzee reunited with his maker at 5.30pm on 30th October, 2018.

 

May the Lord Rest His soul in Eternal Peace.

 

 

 

 

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Taken on November 9, 2018