Lewis Gitau Kahuha, my brother and friend, and a person of so many talents. He was an actor, film director (we did two movies with him) a businessman, a comedian, MC, all in one.
He was born on May 13th 1986 and died on Thursday 9th February 2012. Just in case, you want to read an eulogy or a complaint at how unfair life can be, you are mistaken. This is a post to celebrate the man who touched so many lives. Nobody can ever forget the great impact that he had on our lives.
I met Lewi in Strath in 2006 when we were doing CPA there. We did not talk so much then , but we were just cordial classmates. We met again in Maseno on August 27th 2007, on the Monday we were reporting to Maseno. He recognized me first
blame my short sightedness and gold fish memory and said hi. They say the rest is history.
We started to look for his room, F13 and that was when we met the guy who was campaigning for Sec Gen then, the quiet and popular guy
for some reason I cannot remember his name who showed us the direction to Tsunami. We went and found the place, after a long search. Through the four years that we were together there, we went from being strangers, to being acquaintances to becoming friends, then brothers and finally we became Musketeers. Our brotherhood had Eric Kamenwa, Alex Karuoya, Lewis, Chris Wambugu and myself.
In 2008, after my birthday mishap of breaking a finger bone, he was my doctor. He took me to hospital, alongside my friend Diana, they took so much care of me, from taking me to hospital, I was given so much attention, I felt truly loved by the two. He took me to Maseno Mission at any time, he was there as the doctor dressed my wound and as they stitched my leg, he was on hand distracting me. I can still remember these memories like they were yesterday.
He was the one in charge of JAZ as the Team Leader and he ensured that all logistics, especially transport was adequate, even though he complained alot especially in Third Year when he got rained on as the ladies took their sweet time preparing themselves; although I must say when he saw how great his girlfriend looked, he promptly shut up.
I remember when we were in second year, he was admitted in New Russia for a whole week and I would have to go all day just to keep him company there. The nurses said that they were so impressed by his upbeat attitude then.
We had a show on Equator FM with him called Biz Intel and J Train. It was always fun with DJ Perez (Lewis) and Karuoya in studio with my alter ego Pentiam. Countless times we were at actors and we always had fun, as he always lit up the stage. I can particularly remember the time we acted as prisoners and he was Wilberforce, the prison warden. For weeks on end, everyone, would call Wilberforce. He ordered us “Chini! Simama! Chini! Simama!” and the audience roared in laugher as Chris and I would follow the instructions very quickly.
In fourth year, he was the Permanent Secretary for the Culture Ministry of Wateule, though I had to drag him to the meetings more than once. Breakfast was always done well, under his supervision.
I remember on Tuesday 7th I was at his bedside at 10am, and he was telling me how he wanted to get a new job, because he was not satisfied with just Cougar Investments. Here is the man who taught me business and not to just be doing Pro-bono work every time. He taught how to do so many things and always encouraged me to get better with my music. He will be greatly missed by everyone.
I know there is so much there is to say about Lewis, what was your experience with him that you will never forget? Post it here, let us share with the world how great it was to know Lewis.
I dedicate this to my friend and brother Lewis Gitau Kahuha. You can also post your encouraging sentiments here. Here are a few photos of Lewis, my brother. I love you bro. At least I told you this countless times.
RIP my brother. I love you more than words can say.