Kaigua Kagiri
March 8, 1992 - February 7, 2021
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Kaigua Kagiri, 28, passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Born in the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, on March 8, 1992, he was the first child of Peter Munyi Kagiri, an engineer who worked for the Ford car company and Rachelle Paul Kagiri, a physician who was completing an emergency…

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Dy'Ana Turner left a message on February 26, 2021:
Kaigua “Keanu” Kagiri,

When I met you we were just 14, you still had an afro and MySpace was the poppin social media platform. God blessed me in knowing you and breathing your air while learning both from and with you. You’re passing is something I never thought I’d have to endure. You were my best friend and I will hold you in my heart always.

Dy’Ana Turner

“In a world of smoke and ashes, you were milk and honey.” - India Arie
Janet Hagood Reese left a message on February 26, 2021:
The memory of the day that Rachelle was visiting my family with ALL of my animals. Kaigua would beg to see them all even though he knew it was not good for his asthma. I would tease Rachelle that I was going to leave one on her doorstep in Greenville. Kaigua's kind and gentle spirit was evident as a small child. As he grew older it was evident that his love for God and mankind was going to be a driving force in his life...just like his mom! My heart is pouring out prayers to help the family through the times ahead. Know that I'm crying with you my friend and sister by choice. 
Theuri Munyi & Family left a message on February 25, 2021:
Tribute from Uncle Theuri and family;

We shall always remember Kaigua as a kind, considerate, generous and gentle soul who put others ahead of his needs. We will treasure and remember you as the 1st family member to receive a military hero's send off.... and your grave will represent all our forefathers who were buried in unmarked graves in unknown battle fields... I recall our tour of WW-2 Airforce Museum at Travis Airforce, California and will treasure that visit for rest of my life.
Mr and Mrs H.L.Barnes,II left a message on February 25, 2021:
There are no goodbyes...We will ALWAYS keep your memories alive! Lee and I will continue to take care of one another and wherever we are, you will still be with us in our hearts. May your soul Rest In Peace our little brother, Kaigua.


Matt Kwock left a message on February 25, 2021:
I was stunned and deeply saddened when learning of Kai’s passing. Although I didn’t know him very well, I would always look forward to seeing his smiling face on Sundays at Inspire Church. I stopped going regularly on Sundays after Covid, but when I did go, I knew Kai would be there. With his big smile. I was at least close enough to him to give him a big hug over the last couple years. He always had on a big smile, and was ready to engage in small talk or intelligent banter (I didn’t know he had opened his own business, but makes sense!) He was one of those guys who you didn’t need to know well to look forward to seeing him, and be comforted by his presence. I regret not talking to him more, and longer when I did. I will miss Kai, very much. My heard aches for his family, specifically Loraine, who I also enjoyed seeing around. My very deepest condolences. You are in my prayers.
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Kanja Waruru left a message on February 25, 2021:
To the family and friends, my name is Kanja Waruru and am Kagiri’s cousin, living and working in nairobi, Kenya. I’m saddened by this tragic loss which is so very hard to understand but we say it’s well with the Lord. I’m saddened because Kaigua was the same age with my son Waruru, I’m saddened because I never had the opportunity to meet with him and I believe we could have gotten on very well with him. The pictures I have seen of him say show he was a lively energetic young man. So I’m now saying fare well my dear son and may your soul Rest In Peace..
Juan Alvarez left a message on February 25, 2021:
I remember meeting Kai back in college. It was such a odd experience to say. We were never fond or close in school. But one day we both for some coincidence saw each other on base at the gym. After that day, we became really close. Going to the gym everyday, hanging out, meeting his wife Loraine. Also meeting his mother and brother. My family had the honor of meeting him as well and also spending New Years together a couple times. He became such a close brother to me in my life. He was also so open to conversations and having new experiences. He was such a motivation to myself. I could have never ask for a better best friend and brother. Before he left to Hawaii I printed out a photo of my brother Johnny, Kai, and myself for us to keep in our wallets. I heard that he still kept the photo after so many years in his wallet. And just warms my heart knowing he touched so many hearts in this lifetime. Especially mine. You’ll always be in my heart, Kaigua. I love you, brother.
John Mukiri left a message on February 25, 2021:
I was made aware of Kaigua's sudden passing by my good friend Mutahi. An ambitious young man gone way too soon. Kagiri, you might not remember me but we all grew up together in Buruburu. My sincere condolences to you and your family for this loss. You are in our prayers. Wishing you strength...... Mukiri
Jackie manning left a message on February 25, 2021:
Your energy and smile will be missed forever. You are with our Ancestors now. They will guide you the rest of the way Kaigua. You are loved. 
I will remember you always
Cordious Rucker left a message on February 25, 2021:
Wow what a great person we have lost in KG. I can remember us being overseas and whenever anyone got down he was there to uplift their spirits I know he helped me through so many hard times while being deployed. Kagiri’s smile would just brighten your day always was so happy. Much love battle forever and always Rucker
Antona Landry left a message on February 25, 2021:
I remember meeting Kai at the LAFB chapel! I’d never seen a man after God’s own heart like he was. He always had kind words and never hesitated to tell me what God wanted me to hear! He helped me through a very tough transition in my life and I will be forever grateful to him for all that he said and did! Thanks for all the laughs brother!! Job well done . My condolences to the family and his wife.
Pam Schmutz left a message on February 24, 2021:
I am so saddened to hear of Kaigua’s passing. I knew him best when he was growing up in South Carolina and he was friends with my own children. Love and prayers for his family and all who knew and loved him.
Scolastica left a message on February 24, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. Some things don’t make sense and we will never understand in this world we live in. However, we have hope that when all is revealed by the Almighty God, then and only then we might understand... My thoughts and prayers goes to you all and that God gives you the strength to be able to cherish the short time you were given and all the memories you made together... “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
Scolastica Chaleka
Yvonne Smith left a message on February 23, 2021:
I Don't know the family, but wanted to send sincere condolences to Mr. Kagiri Family. He is a brilliant young man, and accomplished so much in his short life What a Legacy to leave his family and friends. Thank you for your Services, not just Military but also to humanity. God has special blessings for you. My prayers are with you all. God bless...
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