Oftentimes, we remember the dead for the memories we shared with them. Their family lives, the joints they liked to visit, the drinks they liked, the colors they loved the meals they wanted, how they suffered etc. The list is endless. What about the words they said before they died? There are a lot of famous quotes of dead people few of them are given below.
Well, in Kenya, keens will expect that the loved one will leave instructions on how his estates will be divided, here they’ll be laid to rest, or how the family should operate after they’ve departed. Others take the last moments to bless their children while others hurl curses.
Here’s the list of famous quotes from dead people:
President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi
This is what Moi said to his Son Gideon Moi on his death bed: “My son, to accept life, you must accept death. But there is also life after death. Be strong my son when the time comes because I am going home to my father.”
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga is Raila Odinga’s father and the first vice president of Kenya. In his book Flames of Freedom, Raila Odinga shares the last words of his father. He reveals that Jaramogi told him; “I am not pleased about how people are talking about who will succeed me”
You must be remembering the famous song “Kadenge na mprira shuti, goal!”. This was the song we sung in the 90s whenever we watched a football match. The man behind the son, Joe Kadenge died on 7th July 2019. As a household name in the Kenyan football industry, Joe Kadenge’s ;last words were, “Nitaenda kucheza mpira huko juu, mbinguni kuna uwanja mkubwa sana” which means “I will go to play football up there, there’s a very big playing ground in heaven”.
Dr. Geoffrey William Griffin
This is the big name behind Starehe Boys’ Center and School. Giffins was the director of the school from its foundation day until his death. Reports from Starehe Boys’ Center and School documented Griffin’s last words with the boys as
“My dear boys,
I have had a fruitful and happy life, and I have learnt one great lesson that I would like to share with you. I hope that Starehe will always teach this lesson – for as long as it does so, it will remain a great school.
This world is full of people who do their duty half-heartedly, grudgingly and poorly. Don’t be like them. Whatever is your duty, do it as fully and perfectly as your possibly can. And when you have finished your duty, go on to spare some time and talent in service for less fortunate people, not for any reward at all, but because it is the right thing to do.
Follow my advice in this and I promise you that your lives will be happy and successful.
May God bless you all.”
Kalembe Ndile breathed his last on 31st May 2021. Ndile was a great politician from the Eastern Kenya region with the spirit to unite Kenyans. Kalembe Ndile’s call for unity is depicted in his last words, “I urge all these politicians to respect the rule of law. The ruling by the High Court on BBI should also teach Raila a lesson that anything is possible with God. If the Covid-19 pandemic brought the whole world on its knees, what is so special with BBI?”
These all are the Famous quotes from dead people.