Humor or insensitive? Fresh details on viral obituary that sparked debate

Elizabeth Mueni Ngotho was the daughter of ex-government Chief Architect and designer of the infamous Nyayo House

Fresh details emerge on Elizabeth Mueni Ngotho's viral orbituary that has Kenyans talking

The family of former government Chief Architect Anthony Athanas Ngotho posted an obituary notice about the death of his daughter Elizabeth Mueni Ngotho on Wednesday April 20, 2022.

A photo of the obituary announcement has now gone viral, with many Kenyans on social media commenting about an unusual text included on the notice.

Mueni has now been reunited with her beloved father Anthony and her partner in crime, Peter (brother) and they can get up to their typical mischief where they left off,” read the announcement in part.

Kenyans are divided on the meaning behind the excerpt, with a section of netizens claiming that the death and funeral notice was insensitive.

Others, however, were of the opinion that the author was being comical, arguing that the text meant that the two siblings were bosom buddies.

It has also emerged that the family patriarch was one of the architects behind the design of the infamous Nyayo House.

Initially, Nyayo House was Nairobi's provincial headquarters and administrative heart of the city under the name Nairobi House.

For many years, it was the second tallest structure behind the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.

In a 2003 interview, the architect said that Nyayo House, which was marred with cases of torture perpetrated by the government, was not initially designed as a torture chamber.

He said that the soundproof and waterproof rooms that would become the primary torture chambers were designed for the safe storage of crucial government documents.

Ngotho maintained that they were poorly ventilated since individuals were not supposed to spend lengthy periods of time there.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

List of entertainment joints whose licenses have been revoked

List of entertainment joints whose licenses have been revoked

Case against Agriculture CS nominee Mithika Linturi dropped

Case against Agriculture CS nominee Mithika Linturi dropped

Museveni's son claims his army can capture Nairobi in 2 weeks

Museveni's son claims his army can capture Nairobi in 2 weeks

Cabinet lifts ban on GMO crops in Kenya

Cabinet lifts ban on GMO crops in Kenya

KRA saves Kenyans from further increase in fuel prices

KRA saves Kenyans from further increase in fuel prices

NTSA arrests 2 touts after dangerous acrobatic stunts on speeding matatu

NTSA arrests 2 touts after dangerous acrobatic stunts on speeding matatu

Otiende Amollo denounces freemansory after his business partner's revelations

Otiende Amollo denounces freemansory after his business partner's revelations

Oscar Sudi jokes about how Ruto snubbed him for CS position [Video]

Oscar Sudi jokes about how Ruto snubbed him for CS position [Video]

Gachagua announces reward for lady who coined Riggy G nickname

Gachagua announces reward for lady who coined Riggy G nickname