TRIBUTE TO AGATHA NJERI KABUGU FROM KLISC MEMBERS
The passing on of Agatha has hit us hard and we as KLISC are yet to come to terms with her sad demise. Agatha was a committed, dedicated and industrious library professional. She was engaged in KLISC activities right from its inception in 2003 and to us, she was the heart and soul of the consortium. We have lost a friend, a colleague, a mentor and inspiration to many.
Agatha was highly respected and well known by librarians all over the world. Since the announcement of her passing on, we have received condolence messages from all over the world - from librarians and information professionals whose lives she touched. We are humbled to know that one of our own made an impact in a quiet and unassuming way and that her hard work did not go unnoticed.
As a member of the KLISC Executive Committee, and Treasurer to the Consortium, Agatha worked tirelessly without complaining even when her load was too much. Added to her many duties, she was also a member of the KLISC Licensing and Negotiation Committee where she was the driving force. She sometimes sacrificed her weekends to ensure that she completed all her tasks. Her devotion to KLISC is legendary and we can honestly say that there is no one among us who was as devoted as she was and who can communicate and respond to members faster than her. It will be a challenge to fit in her shoes and match her skills.
Today, 28th December 2016, we laid our beloved Agatha to rest at her home in Matimbei Village, Kamburu Location, Lari Sub County, Kiambu. It was a beautiful ceremony befitting her.
Agatha has left a gigantic gap which will be difficult to fill. We will truly miss her. To her husband Patrick Kiminda, and their sons Kamau and Maina, we would like you to know that we valued Agatha and feel honoured to have known and worked with her. She was a blessing in our lives.
May God put her in a special place where she will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished her.