R.I.P.: Radio Maisha Traffic Manager Dies In Freak Accident


The Late John Mutunga, In Happier Times with his Wife. She survived with injuries.

Death, surely has no mercy. Death they say is such a cruel, cold, merciless killer…..coming when never expected.

Wednesday 11th January was seeming a normal day as John Mutunga (a friend, colleague and doting husband) headed to work.

His wife was alongside him.

As he walked by the roadside in Nairobi’s Imara Daima estate, a speeding matatu overtaking another, came from behind the pair and seemingly the driver lost control of the vehicle and it ploughed into the pair, killing John on the spot.

His injured wife was rushed to Nairobi’s Mater Hospital for observation, and the sad bit is, she is Seven Months pregnant. Sources tell Mombasa411 that doctors are working round the clock to save the pregnancy, the couples’ expected first born.

John Mutunga formerly worked at Mombasa’s Baraka FM as a traffic manager before taking his last job at Radio Maisha.

The news of the death has shocked Mutunga’s former colleagues at Radio Maisha and Baraka FM.

Esther Ingolo a presenter at Radio Maisha, termed the death as saddening. She was lost for words as she spoke to yours truly.

Ayub Mwangi, the editor at Baraka FM, termed Mutunga’s death as a great loss, terming him ‘a great proffessional’.

In Facebook, esp. Baraka FM Old family group, the shock was plain to see.

The body was taken to Chiromo Funeral Home. More details will be made available soon.

R.I.P. Mutunga.

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  1. I worked with Mutunga at Fish FM in Eldoret. He was a great friend, a diligent work and a true man of God. May the good Lord comfort his wife and take care of their baby. Also, let’s decongest our roads – let Kenyans take a stand against 14-seater matatus.

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  2. Mutunga also worked at Fish FM in Eldoret where I worked with him. A true man of God, great dedication and diligence. He’s with the Lord Jesus Christ right now. Our hearts go to his young wife who has lost her dearest friend and partner. We’re praying for them. Here’s a nother good reason to ban 14-seater matatus. Kenyans let’s take a stand, let’s save lives.

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  3. You were such a blessing to us, you made such a valuable deposit to our lives and we thank God for you. We are sadened by your demise, but assured of meeting you in heaven which is our confidence. Marion it is well with you, because Christ reigns. RIP DAD JOHN

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  4. wish his beloved wife quick recovery. DEAR LORD,PROTECT THIS YOUNG N BEAUTIFUL WIFE N HER UNBORN CHILD 4 REMEMBRACE OF HER CUTE HUBBY.so sad n unfortunate. REST IN PEACE,DEAR MUTUNGA.

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  5. The death is surely a bad enemy. may God comfort the family and give strength to all his friends and relatives. I will certainly miss John his friendship was genuine and His smile so re assuring.

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  6. God put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. R.I.P John.

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  7. Rip mr mutunga may the almighty God rest his soul in enternal peace. God to comfort his family at this difficult moment. Christ is the reason for this season. Amen.

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  8. RIP MUTUNGA. You have been a man of the people and we will greatly miss you. Pray God to strengthen Marion and protect the unborn child.

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  9. Mutunga was a rare student that i fondly remember teaching for 4 years in maseno univ. His was wat wl he b in future rather than whether he wud b smthing. I mourn with the family n request for burrial program

    I vividly recall hw i saw the 2love birds’ relationship blossomed n i knew it ws true love being brewed in sm media class in Maseno university.

    bcoz its God’s hand, I can oly accept it however with a heavy heart.

    My evening is spolt n may God bless his soul n a quicker full recovery to Marion.

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  10. oh my God this is so hurting. may God rest his soul in peace.
    quick recovery to his wife,n may God protect the unborn child.
    sooooooooooooooooooooooo suuuuuuuuuuuun

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  11. i didnt know himbut someone else did never the less i feel the pain coz it reminds me of my Aunt that died of exactly the same carelesseness. I pray that God does his will in His Wife and strength to continue. My condolencesto the family

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  12. i had the priviledge of working with mutunga in fish fm before he went to baraka.we shared a room and many are the nights we talked late into the night before we slept.he had good dreams for his future and i am utterly shocked and stumped by his untimely demise.Surely God must have a reason for this because with my human eyes,i can’t see it. But i will pray for his wife and unborn child.John was a good man.I trust that the heavens will open their doors for him.Rest in peace bro/

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  13. So, so sad…RIP Mutunga and quick recovery to his wife. In God we rest your spirit Mutunga, at the cross of Jesus we rest the tears of all those affected by this tragedy.

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  14. its too sad to lose such a young man, father & husband to someone. When shall our matatu drivers drive with caution? it annoying

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  15. Passing ma condolenses to ma lecturer mrs Marion al will be well with her and we are putting our spirits in 1 faith praying for God to give her strength in everything she iz going thru…… R.I.P Mr John mutunga may ua soul rest in peace.

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  16. Rest in peace Mutunga, quick recovery Marion,,,this is the time to remind the storm how great our God is…may God’s peace, comfort and favour be with the family!

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  17. You were a great brother in law. I will cherish the little time we met in November.
    Rest in peace brother. GOD LOVES THE BEST.

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  18. May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace. I remember our time in 05/06 in Maseno University christian Union.you were exemplary, so brilliant

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  19. Deeply saddened. Rest In Eternal Peace John. To Marrion, the Lord means good to us always. Take heart and all shall come to pass sister. He tha Good Lord is on your side during these trying moments.

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  20. I wish to send my condolence to Mutunga’s family, Baraka fm, Radio Maisha and friends. Its a big blow to the Media houses. Rest in peace Mutunga.

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  21. Pole sana. God knows why at this time and moment. My condolences to the wife, baby and family. Mama Mutunga “God if the father of the fatherless and husband to the widows”. God give you enough grace during this saddening moment.

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  22. too, much pain, especially to Marion(wife) a colleague whom we love.we are standing with you dear during these hard times. God is in control, i wish you quick recovery.

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  23. The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.Though i didn’t know john i was disturbed by the sad news
    in times like this lez whisper aprayer into Jesus and say oh God who gives everything we thank you for the time u gave John into us and we know one time,a bright morning we will meet again and rejoice together give the family more so the wife a strong heart at this time of grief and sorrow to understand that she really loved john but u loved him most.give her a quick recovery and take care of the unborn baby,in jesus name we pray .Amen and Amen.Marion everything happens for areason we will always remember u in prayers.

    R.I.P John

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  24. My condolences to the family and friends of Mutunga.This sure is sad but trust God in all this and especially to the wife,may God come through for you in this difficult time.May his soul rest in eternal peace!!

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  25. Rest in peace John,God has a reason for everything He does and He surely will not let your family want.It is a loss though to ur dear wife and ur baby and to us of Maseno fraternity and to all kenyans.RIP friend!

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  26. I am comforted by the fact that Mutunga Believed in Jesus. And certainly there is heaven and I know all who believe in Jesus will meet him some day.

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  27. GOd has given Mutunga rest. In our human eyes we feel it is too soon for such a lovely rose to be plucked from the garden but God is love. At times like these Lord only u who can sort his family(especially Marion) and friends. Lord help us to be ready at all times.

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  28. ….That life is this fragile is a reality that is making the perfect sense now. In John’s demise, let us reflect upon our lives, our relationships with fellow human beings and our God. More often than not we spent a lot of time building walls of grudges, hatred and planting unnecessary seeds of discord around us and colleagues, forgetting that we have no guarantee of the next second of our lives. If it could happen to John, an accomplished, bright, down-to-earth professional, friend, brother and colleague, who are we? Rest in peace John. I mourn you.

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  29. May the Lord God almighty rest is his soul in eternal peace and to the family may you find comfort in Jesus Christ.Trials come just to make us stronger and seek God all times.

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  30. John and Marion were a wonderful pair while at Maseno University.It is sad that his death has come so untimely.We pray that God consoles the family and particularly to Marion who has been left behind.

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  31. May the light that you have left behind, be enough to fill the space you have left John; for you are not replaceable.
    Rest in Peace.

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    1. I am shocked and moved beyond words! It is very sad and disturbing. Our very own John Mutunga. What a blow……and, anyone who was at Maseno University, will remember John very well, with his ever reassuring smile.

      My heart goes out to particularly Marion who has been worst hit by this sudden demise. May God restore her strength. May she be safe. May the baby be safe in Jesus name! We declare the Lords goodness , mercy, and grace!

      At times, like now , we want to ask God many questions. However, he reminds me of one thing that even when storms like this rise above our wildest imagination, we will soar with him.

      Lord, may you give us peace. May you make us still. May you wipe our tears and take the pain in our hearts away. Unrest our souls prince of peace!

      John Mutunga, a brother and a friend. We thank God that he gave us the opportunity to know you. R. I. P bro.

      Leonard Gaitho

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  32. Am deeply saddened by such news,a young,focussed and industrious citizen taken away from his life,beautiful family,career,family n friends…so sad indeed. R.I.P brother

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  33. Thanking the Lord for you bro…but too soon… Thanks for being more than a cousin and an uncle to my son but more to that our friend…We will surely miss you Peace to amukuzi your wife..My Prayer is Lord help her and the baby…Rest brother

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  34. Having been such a long day for me, I now come to terms with reality that my brother in Christ and a friend is gone to be with the Lord. I could not believe it was to get to this extent but God knows why it had to happen.

    My appeal to the road users is that you have to uphold the rule of law and the sanctity of life. Be careful.

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  35. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends. May the Almighty God comfort you during this sad and painful time. Sanity on the roads is my call and prayer for everyone. Its not worth taking lives just because of ones greed and selfishness..

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  36. This is so sad…indeed life is soo short. May God almighty be with the family of Mutunga. I pray for quick recovery of his wife.
    We will miss you forever. May the almighty LORD rest your soul in eternal peace.

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  37. Today i mourn, I mourn because of a friend, a brother, a colleague and a role model and as i mourn, i also warn drivers who think by breaking the law they have won yet in reality its a family they have left toned. Watch out and be careful as you drive because life is not a loan that can be paid back. Once taken…. its gone. Am so sad.

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  38. May the Good lord rest His soul in eternal peace n comfort His loved ones.. Praying for His wife for quick recovery and the little unborn child that His life’s gon b saved…
    As for th road users this is a lesson to the wreckless drivers on the busy nairobi roads..

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  39. R.I.P Mutunga.U were spiritual dad and leader to many.We will surely miss you.Amukuzi,quick recovery.God be with you and family.

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  40. What a loss! But I guess God has the full picture. He was such a faithful compartriot at Maseno University Christian Union. We pray for physical & emotional healing for his wife and their unborn child.

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  41. IT IS HARD TO SURVIVE THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES,BUT WHO TO UNDO THE WILL OF GOD;IMAGINE WE MUST ACCEPT.MAY GOD GIVE ALL FANS,FAMILY AND RADIO MAISHA FRATERNITY ENOUGH STRENGTH IN THIS SAD MOMENT.

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  42. May God rest his soul in eternal peace and give his family and friends,esp his wife the strength 2 go thro this difficult time!my prayers are with the family.

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  43. From the days of his student life at Maseno University, Mutunga displayed qualities rare and desired for leadership. An ardent reader, faithful Christian, outward-looking, and having a great sense of inner security, Mutunga was destined for greater things. I will miss this talent and very good-natured young man. May he rest peacefully.

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  44. Its saddenning to see such a young Man who was much dedicated to his work and a father loose his life in such a manner caused by our ever recless drivers who dont have respect for other road users. REST IN PEACE MUTUNGA.

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