It is a big blow to the Catholic Church globally after another credible witness of beatified Sister Irene Stephani (Nyaatha) died at the Huruma Mission hospital in Nanyuki town on Sunday after a short illness.

Centenarian Emma Wangechi or Wagachomba as she was popularly known in her home in Kiirungi sub location, Gikondi division, Mukurwe-ini sub county.

Sister Irene was closely interacted with and was a student of beatified Catholic nun Sister Irene ‘Nyaatha’ Stefani.

Sister Irene ‘Nyaatha’ Stefani

Wagachomba who celebrated her 100th birthday on January 3rd this year started showing signs of body weakness and also suffered a lack of appetite a fortnight ago forcing the family to take her to the hospital where she has been receiving treatment until Sunday when she breathed her last.

“My grandmother has all along been a strong woman not just physically but also spiritually, however, for the last two weeks, her health has been on a downward trend leaving her frail until she went to be with the Lord yesterday (Sunday),” the younger Wangechi said