KTN news anchor is mourning the loss of a close relative who played an instrumental role in her life.
On March 18, the Kyallo family laid to rest their matriarch in what they called a “celebration of life”.
The matriarch, Beatrice Mutei died at the ripe age of 101 years old. Betty Kyallo is named after her grandmother. They nicknamed their grandma, Kinanda, she was laid to rest in Ukambani.
Betty wrote, “I’M NAMED AFTER THIS SWEET OLD LADY, BETTY KINANDA (KINANDA IS THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT KNOWN AS ACCORDION BECAUSE OF OUR LOVE FOR GOOD MUSIC ?) SHE IS WISE AND FUNNY. OH AND SHE’S 101 YEARS! GOD BLESS HER❤️”
Betty’s brother Brian, posted about their loss saying,
“Laid to rest the great matriarch of the Kang’ulyu family. Our granny, Cucu Beatrice Mutei ‘Kinanda’, was 101 years. This was a true celebration of life … An event we as family cherished. On my right is my Pops, Major Kyallo.”
Her shared this photo that also introduced their father to their fans.
Brian added, “Thanks good people .. Tulipoa. But this was truly a celebration. 101 is the kind of life anyone wishes for.”
Friends and family sent in their condolences.
KTN news presenter Joy Doreen Biira wrote, “She lived a whole century and added a year to it…. that’s a platinum life.”
kurian_musa She has left a great legacy in the kind of People you are today. God bless you always to reach and surpass her age.
tinatishphillips Your dad looks so young..and your sisters Betty and Mercy look good.. for you, you look awesome and composed.
wangarereg Such a blessing, indeed a great celebration of a life well lived.