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Joseph Ouko Sewe 30/01/1938 - 19/01/2021


The late Mzee Joseph Ouko Sewe was born on 30/01/1938 to (the late) baba Zephenia Sewe and mama Helen Nyalande of Nyahera Karombo village. He was brother to (the late) mama Rodah Magak and (the late) Japheth Ago, Joshua Seda, Jack Ombok, Susan Ndeda, Silvia Obura and Gladys Otieno.

Joseph started his education at Ogada Primary school and proceeded to Agoro Sare Kandiege Secondary School where he passed his KAPE.
He proceeded to Kampala where he joined the then East African Railways & Harbours where he trained and worked as a locomotive driver for a few years. He had a passion for sports and was a reputable goalkeeper for this team in Uganda.
He came back to Kenya at a time of political strife and due to his hard work found employment as a boiler mechanic with ILRAD, now ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) until he retired in 1998.

Joseph met his loving wife, the late Loise Ouko while at Agoro Sare Secondary School. They got married and were blessed with 11 children, 27 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was a loving daddy to Elizabeth Akinyi, Dorothy Ouko, Thomas Ochieng, Edward Odhiambo, Mariam Ochieng, Ruth Awuor, Eunice Atieno, Elisha Ogada, Alice Achieng, Nereah anyango and Willis Sewe.
Daddy in law (love) to Zablon Ochieng, Peter Tutu-Fofi, Eunice Munyi, Syprian Sewe, Millicent Odhiambo and Maureen Ochieng. Son in law to (the late) Mzee William Osoro Ongondo and (the late) Yunis Akumu Osoro.

Brother in law to (the late) Philip Abonyo, the late Ernest Oloo, Rael Omuga, (the late) Penina Oluoch, Susan Onduru, (the late) Silpa Kasuku, (the late) Dorcas Ajwang, Karen Obunga and Salome Odero. Deborah Owiti Seda and Philida Seda, Perez Ago and Jane Chelagat Ago, Roseline Ombok and Siprose Ombok, (the late) Paul Magak, Erastus Ndeda, Stephen Obura among many others.

“Daddy, for we know that you have been taken away from us physically, you have a house in heaven with mum, an eternal body made by God himself and not by human hands.” 2Cor 5:1


6:00pm: Family, Relatives and friends assemble at Star Hospital Mortuary.

6:15pm: Viewing of the Body.

6:30pm: Departure from Star

7:00pm: The Cortege arrives at his home in Kisumu Nyahera Karombo village


9:00am: Arrival of guests

9:30am: Opening prayer

10:00am: Speeches

  • Friends
  • Relatives
  • Family
  • Local Administration

2:30pm: Burial Service

3:00pm: Procession to the graveside

  • Prayers for the family


  1. Betty Bodo Waff says

    To my dear cousins, may you find peace at the feet of Jesus. The last 1 year has been heavy. In all these rest assured of the love of Jesus and Yes, He does care. I look for a d to the second return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ when death will die and we will meet or loved once gone before. May this give you hope for a better life – eternity with Jesus and our loved ones.

  2. Lameck WAFULA says

    Words often provide solace in circumstances of sadness and loss. Many a people are quick to say ” we are with you; we understand”. However, like marriage, loss of a Father, a mother, worse still, both of them in quick succession, robes wisdom of ways to articulate either advice or consolation in words as each are distinct to an individual. We all have our own way in which we remember mzee. I beg to remain silent and meditate as we will all do, as we await the resurrection morning. Let us in our silence, comfort each other as we testify to those around us the beauty of the soul snatched by death from among us.

  3. Merab Magak says

    Dear grandpa it is sad that you are no more to us you were always uncle Joseph. Your support to your late sister Rhoda’s children and grandchildren was always unconditional….it is a dark time for the entire sewe family. We are encouraged that you’ve gone to a better place. To my dear aunties,uncles cousins may you always find strength in the lord. Dance with the Angel’s dear grandpa

  4. Edward ouko says

    Daddy we loved and we will always love you the gap you have left can never be filled, its hard to say goodbye, rest in peace Dad may peace be with us as a family and maintain the family unity

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