Today, December 22, 2020, We protected them from evil
His last born daughter Queen Mary paid a moving tribute,
“I CAME LAST AND OUR BOND WAS SO STRONG. YOU MADE ME FEEL SO SPECIAL, YES, YOU CALLED ME YOUR QUEEN. I REALLY LOVED THAT NICKNAME. WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT YOU WILL REMAIN IN MY HEART FOREVER BECAUSE OF THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU. NO OTHER MAN WILL EVER REPLACE THAT DAUGHTER AND FATHER BOND. I WILL MISS YOUR PRESENCE, KISSES AND HUGS. I PROMISE TO WORK HARD IN EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE IN HONOUR OF YOUR NAME, BECAUSE YOU WERE MY ROLE MODEL. REST IN PEACE DAD.”
The senator’s other child, Abraham also paid a moving tribute saying,
“MY DAD WAS A DIFFERENT MAN FROM OTHERS. HE FED ME, KISSED ME, ENCOURAGED ME, EDUCATED ME AND SPOILED ME WITH LOVE. I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS MY FATHER’S LOVE AND HIS VALUE TO ME. MY HEART IS EMPTY. I WILL MISS YOUR KINDNESS AND HUMILITY. I WILL WORK HARD AND BE A RESPECTFUL MAN IN LIFE TO HONOUR YOUR NAME, THROUGH CHRIST WHO IS MY STRENGTH. YES, YOU ENCOURAGED ME TO PURSUE SUCESS IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF LIFE. I LOVE YOU DAD. SLEEP WELL.”
Amos, John and Paul also paid their last respects pointing out that “we are not sure how we will all cope but we are together in spirit. As we gather here today to remember and commemorate his life, let’s bid him farewell as we mourn the loss of a lively, dignified soul. A soul that brought joy and fulfilment to many, and whose legacy will live on forever.”
“LOSING MY FATHER IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS FOR US TO HAVE GONE THROUGH. AS WE ARE STANDING HERE TODAY, WE REALIZE HOW FORTUNATE WE WERE TO HAVE HIM AS OUR FATHER. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS HIS INFLUENCE IN OUR LIFE. OUR FATHER WAS HARDWORKING, STRONG, LOVING AND GENTLE. HE SHOWED STRENGTH AND LOVE RIGHT UP UNTIL HIS LAST DAYS WITH US. IT’S DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE HIM NOT BEING AROUND.”
Here are some photos of the senator and his family.