Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja on Thursday, August 27, 2020, paid an emotional tribute to her late daughter Tecra Muigai. Marking 100 days since her burial, the CEO opened up on how her late daughter's death still affects her. Tabitha, pouring her heart out, paid glowing tribute to Tecra as an entrepreneur, adding that she misses her company.
"This week marks 100 days since we laid to rest my last born daughter Tecra. Her death left me brokenhearted without an idea of how to move forward. People say to give it time. But truth is that time changes nothing. What has changed is my eyes have been opened to more truths.
"29 years ago when Tecra was gifted to me, I was drawn to her insatiable curiosity. Through the years I benefitted from her outlook of the world. She became my sounding board in my very private life and my public life as an entrepreneur. I dearly miss her counsel and company," said Tabitha.
1. This week marks 100 days since we laid to rest my last born daughter Tecra. Her death left me brokenhearted without an idea of how to move forward. People say to give it time. But truth is that time changes nothing. What has changed is my eyes have been opened to more truths. pic.twitter.com/hngZqSsiG3— Tabitha Karanja (@TabithaKaranja) August 27, 2020
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The Keroche CEO thanked the people who stood by them during that time, saying, "I've heard from friends in 20 countries whose lives Tecra touched & inspired. Her life proves what differentiates people is - opportunity. Thank you all for prayers that helped ease our pain. For those in a similar place, I pray for grace to live & grieve at the same time."
Until her death, Tecra was the Strategy and Innovation Director at Keroche Breweries. The company's Board and Directors, through a statement, described her as brilliant, adding that her passion and energy were the source of crucial innovations in enriching the company's products.
Tecra was also a private person, and this was revealed by her sister, Anerlisa Muigai, who said that the deceased would, at times, introduce her as a friend because she did not like being in the limelight. "My sister is so cold towards me. When we walk together then she sees a lot of people, she always leaves me like somebody she doesn't know," captioned Anerlisa a photo of her and Tecra.
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A post-mortem conducted on Tecra's body indicated that she died due to trauma to the left side of her face after she fell. She died on Saturday, May 2, 2020.