Mrs. Isabella Wangui Toni Mmbololo was born in Nov 1943. She was the 3rd born to the Late Fred Muiruri Nganga and the Late Rachel Ngendo Nganga.
The Late Mrs. Isabella attended Church Missionary Society in Pumwani for her lower primary and later the District Education Board (D.E.B.) for her Intermediate primary education, and sat for her K.A.P.E exams in 1960. The Late Mrs. Isabella later attended Parklands Arya Girls Secondary school, before she proceeded to Machakos Teachers Training College in 1961 for a 2 year course. The Late Mrs. Isabella then did her teaching practice at Dr. Aggrey School though she did not later practice teaching as a profession.
The Late Mrs. Isabella then proceeded to work as a civil servant at the Treasury in the Pensions department. At the time my Grandfather was the Director. She then joined the Central Bank of Kenya where she worked for a couple of years before she retired altogether.
The late Mrs. Isabella got married to Mr. Toni P. Mmbololo in 1967 and was blessed with 2 daughters and 3 sons, namely Suzie(Patience),Fred, Laban, Mike and Rachel. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Makana,Toni,Sibi,Toni & Vanessa.
In 1982 the Late Mrs. Isabella moved to the country side in Mbololo, Voi Division, Taita-Taveta District. Late Mrs. Isabella then got actively involved in development projects which included notably Maendelo ya wanawake group and Women Voting Rights Forums among others where they attended seminars in Nairobi and Mombasa to campaign for Women voting rights and to educate them on their other rights as well. The Late Mrs. Isabella was also Co-director of Tophic Agencies. The Late Mrs. Isabella exorted herself with all duties and/or activities charged with, with devotion, deligence and industrousness.
The Late Mrs. Isabella left Mombasa in early March 2003 for Nairobi, where she fell ill shortly before she was admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital. After a week at the I.C.U., God saw her fatigued & weary, looked around his garden, found an empty space, knew she will never be well on earth again & lifted her to rest on the March 21, 2003 at around 15.00hrs Kenyan Time.
Passage of time has not healed the excruciating pain and high magnitude of loss & infinite sea of loneliness we feel each passing day. Gods calling was an overwhelming blow and loss, and adapting to life without you seems like a long, weary and tortuous journey of life.
We truly miss your love, wise counsel, humility, generosity, sheer hard work and tale telling sessions. You were and still are an inspiration & mentor to us all. We promise to nurture and pass on the values of honesty, power of loving and caring, human kindness, self sacrifice, being without self piety and hard work that you instilled in us. You have left us a strong message which has no borders and which goes beyond faith, helping, listening & solidarity.
You were a true blessing, a precious gift from God and we thank God for those treasured, magnificent years we shared together. Mum you are gone but as the Gospels teach us these things we endure: faith, hope & love, you had them in abundance.
Your legacy is safe and your dream lives on in the hearts of your family. Everything we love, no doubt, will pass on, neither it, nor our love for it, is any less valuable.
You are fondly missed by your dear husband Toni P. Mmbololo, sons and daughters, grand children, sisters, brothers, relatives, friends & colleagues. Forever will you live on in our hearts and indellible mind(s) and never die. May your soul continue to rest in eternal peace?
We affectionately loved you Mum, But God Loves you more.
By Laban Mmbololo Esq.