Hundreds of mourners thronged the home of the late Christopher Maithya at his Sultan Hamud home on May 7 to him last respect in an emotional send off.
Maithya, a former deputy secretary in the office of the president, passed on April 18 after falling ill on April 9 and was admitted at Nairobi Women Hospital where he was diagnosed with high blood pressure which resulted to a stroke.
He was eulogized as great family man who ensured future of his children by educating them to university.
The late Maitha left behind his wife Rose and five children and a business empire in the transport sector.
Rose described her late husband as “closest of friends, husband and loving father of of our children, whom we will miss dearly”.
Born on February 18, 1958 in Makueni, Maithya later grew up to join HGM Kauti Primary School from 1965 to 1971 when he sat for his certificate of primary education.
He joined Kilungu Day Secondary from 1972 to 1975 where he sat for East African Certificate of Secondary Education. Maithya later joined Kisii High School from 1976 to 1977 where he sat for his Kenya Advanced Certificate of Examination before proceeding to University of Nairobi and graduated three years later with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
He also left behind five children; Isabella Maithya, Elvis Matiru, Victor Ngindu, Kevin Muthama and Brian Muhindi.
Maithya joined Public service in 1982 as a District Officer and rose through the ranks to the position of deputy secretary in office of the presidents until his retirement in July 2017.