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.
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