On Tuesday this week, Tony Weru woke up as usual. He had a few errands to run here and there, all revolving around his agri-business. At his neighbourhood of Mweiga, Nyeri County and beyond, he was known for his expertise in strawberry farming, bee-keeping and other forms of husbandry.
“He left home at around 9:30am to go about his business then he felt uncomfortable and went to seek medical attention at Muruguru Dispensary in Mweiga,” says his eulogy. “His condition worsened. He was transferred to Nyeri PGH by an ambulance. Overnight, he developed more severe breathing problems and eventually he succumbed to death the same night. He died at the age of 55 years.”
Tony is being buried today at his home in Mweiga. He was a father of four – Linah, Alvin, Piah and Eddah. An engineer by training, Tony ventured into farming both as a passion and an entrepreneurial pursuit.
All the while during his short hospitalisation, Tony shared photos of himself. He uploaded the photos on the Facebook page ‘Digital Farmers Kenya’. In one of those posts, he wrote, “I am leaving you through Covid.” Another post said, “Covid is real if I die I don’t know where I contacted it.”
Meanwhile, friends and well wishers can contribute towards offsetting Tony’s medical and funeral bill by making contributions through the following:
Paybill: 891 300