Kenya Defence Forces fraternity held a requiem mass in honour of the late Colonel Flavian Wareru on 5th October 2022 at the Roman Catholic Church in Moi Air Base (MAB), Nairobi.
The late Col Wareru was a well seasoned pilot and instructor who passed away on 26th September 2022 after collapsing in his car along Juja road, Eastleigh and was pronounced dead on arrival at Aviation Hospital MAB.
The Mass was led by 2nd Lieutenant (Fr) Stephen Kogo Mwangi who shared a message of encouragement to the family and friends describing Col Waweru as friendly and a down to earth person.
Tributes for the late Col Wareru were read by family representatives. Mrs. Caroline Makele, wife to the late Col Wareru, described him as a caring, brilliant and loving husband.
“Even at his lowest he was the best husband. I have lost the love of my life,” she mourned.
The message of Condolence from Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi was relayed by Director Defence National Security Industries Major General Bernard Waliaula.
On behalf of Kenya Defence Forces fraternity, Chief of Defence Forces described the late Colonel Flavian Wareru as a person who distinguished himself as loyal, selfless, devoted and disciplined. “It is not only a loss to the family and KDF but also to the Nation,” the CDF noted.
Commander Kenya Air Force Major General John Omenda conveyed his messages of condolence via Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force Brigadier Peter Githinji saying the Late Colonel Wareru served Kenya Air Force at different capacities and earned himself a Silver Star medal for his excemplary service.
The Mass was also attended by Deputy Commander Kenya Army Major General Peter Muteti, serving and retired General Officers, Senior Officers, Officers, Service members, the late Colonel Waweru’s family, friends among other mourners.