Life History



Charity Wangui Mwangi was born on the 31st March 1951. She was born to Johanna Githua Riitho and Rebecca Njeri Githua. She was sister to Richard Riitho Githua and Mary Wakonyo Riitho, Joseph Mutiga Githua and Alice Wanjiru Mutiga, & Florence Wambui Gachau and the late John Gachau Maina.


She went to Karundu Primary School and Kangubiri Secondary School. She then went to Igonji Teacher’s College. She trained as an early education teacher specializing in English. She love children.


She was employed by TSC and worked in various schools for 9 years as teacher. Then she resigned to venture in business and to raise her children. And God blessed her work.


She met the love of her life James Mwangi Mumu and they had a whirlwind romance which culminated in their marriage in 31st August 1974. She always told us how beautiful a bride she was.

They were blessed with first born twins the late Kenneth Mumu Mwangi and Paula Wangari Nyaga. Then they had Olive Njeri Pettiford and the miracle baby Ivy Njoki Karuri.

Her family grew with the addition of Mariaellena Mumu, Alex Nyaga and Alex Karuri. And she was the proud dotting grandmother of 9 male grandchildren that she loved unreservedly.

Christian life & Ministry

Charity grew up in a loving Christian home where she started her spiritual journey. She started in the PCEA church, but when she married James, they settled for the Anglican Church.

She was a great woman of faith and touched many lives. She had a close relationship with God which grew stronger through the years.

Her ministry was counselling, prayer, visitation, encouragement, physical and spiritual healing. She was a warm caring person and was able to connect with people from all walks of life and age groups.

She served in various church roles at St. Barnabas Otiende and St. Lukes Mbagathi.


Charity has overcome many health challenges over the years, but she remained strong physically and spiritually.

On Monday 22nd March 2021, Charity experienced breathing difficulties and went to AAR where an admission bed was secured after a whole day of searching. She was finally admitted at Nairobi Women’s Hospital – Adam Arcade branch from Monday 7:30 PM.

She transitioned to her Savior on the 1st April 2021 at 10:00 AM in the presence of the daughter Ivy Njoki Karuri, who took wonderful care of her from her admission to the end.

Charity touched thousands of lives with her excellent cooking, her warmth and generosity. She will be dearly missed by the family, church fraternity and thousands of friends.

Proverbs 31: 28

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;