Maina Kageni in mourning

I will miss you very much but we’re grateful that you were in our lives - Maina Kageni.

John died last Thursday night at the Karen Hospital where he had been rushed to after a horrific accident on the Southern Bypass.

Police said that the Directline Assurance Company director was driving his Porsche 911 when it collided with a Land Cruiser at the bypass.

In a post on social media Maina fondly remembered growing under the wing of his late cousin. “R.I.P John Macharia.... you were a tough authority to us growing up!!! You demanded discipline, you demanded that we (especially Karanja and I) take responsibility for our daring actions like stealing Mum's car to go clubbing!! You made it clear that you were The Don, and, my goodness, woe unto us any time we disobeyed you!!! But you taught us some life lessons that remain with me today... and when we were all done with the teenage rampage, you were the first person to show us the way to growing up mentally.”

The radio presenter also acknowledged that John helped him cultivate the business acumen he now possesses. “You had a great business mind and always asked me THAT question – “are you better off now financially than you were at this time last year?” You made a wonderful life for yourself and were a great example of how hard work and dedication is so rewarding..... Sleep well, Big Man.” Maina wrote.

He then added “You leave a wonderful son, a mother who doted on you, a father who RESPECTED you, a brother who obeyed and always looked up to you, two sisters who simply adored you and a wider family. Personally, mine is to thank you for the lessons, the craziness growing up, the advice, the mentorship, the friendship and for always looking out for us... Mum, Ciku, Muturi and I will miss you very much too..... but we’re grateful that you were in our lives... Rest well..... Shalom.”

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