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Dr. James

Dr. James Wairimu

d. April 25, 2021

Obituary:
Dr. James Gitau Wairimu, was born on March 21, 1990, in Nairobi Kenya. He was the last born child/son to the late Teresia Wairimu Gitau. He was a brother to Margaret Nduta Wairumu, Jane Wanjiru Wairimu and the late John Gachoka,

Education:
Dr. James Wairimu completed his primary school education in Ruai Primary school and proceeded to Kiruri high school for his secondary education.
On completion of his secondary education, he joined the Kenya Methodist University for his undergraduate studies and in 2013, he was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Business Information Technology. He later was awarded a scholarship at Tennessee State University from 2014 up to 2016 and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Agribusiness Management and Analysis. Because of his desire to excel in education, he proceeded and enrolled for a Doctoral program at The University of Texas Rio Grande and in 2020, his dream came true when he was awarded a Doctorate degree (PhD.) in Business Administration Information Systems.
During his studies, he was fortunate to get employment in different capacities and worked as a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant from 2016 to 2020. He served as Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Francis Marion University, in Florence, South Carolina from August 2020.

Death:
Dr. Wairimu’s family was notified of his passing on, on 28th April 2021. His death was sudden and unexpected due to suspected seizures while he was asleep in his apartment. He died in Florence, South Carolina.


Dr. Wairimu is survived by his two sisters Margaret Nduta Wairimu & Jane Wanjiru Wairimu, his aunties Alice Kimani (US), Joyce Gitau (Kenya), and uncles Bernard Mwangi (Kenya) and John Wanyoike (Kenya). He is uncle to Kevin, Sharon, Nelson & Joe, Waweru, Trizah & Lucy. Cousin to Dr. Kimani & Josephine, Patricia & Sean, Christine, Anthony, Moses (US); Agnes & Simon, Gitau-Kamande, Rose & Njeri; Gitau-Wanyoike, Christine, Anne; MaryJoan, Lucia, Luke & Deborah; Angela-Linda & Emmanuel-David.

Funeral arrangements:
Dr. Wairimu will be laid to rest on Friday 7th May 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dr. Wairimu’s death is not news that we as a family thought we would have to share. He has been taken away from us too soon. He was such a humble person, a pillar for this family, always willing to help, such a hard worker and above all, a loving person.


We loved “Daura”, as we all fondly called him, very much, but God loved him more. Rest easy Daura, till we meet again.

Please keep the family of Dr. James Gitau Wairimu in your thoughts and prayers.


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Friday, May 7, 2021

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