Binyavanga Wainaina’s memorial is ongoing at the National Museum.

His friends and family are present to pay tribute to the prolific award-winning author.

He was cremated yesterday at Kariokaor.

In a past social media post, the late told his friends and family, “Celebrate me! Don’t mourn me.”

binyavanga wainaina - Rest with the angels! Binyavanga Wainaina cremeted (Photos)It is interesting to also note that one of his articles titled, “Memorializing all Kenya’s terror victims” was published on the website in 2015, but Binyavanga shared the link on his Facebook page.

It was one of his last Facebook posts.

Part of the article reads,

“I want to go to a place … where we can find the names of all those who have died for Kenya since 1963.”

Adding, “I want to know their names. I want to walk and walk, listen and witness know the lives of those no longer visible to me, but whose blood mattered. I want the children I may once have to go there and visit and walk through our stories. I want all schools to go there.”

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Here are photos from his memorial service taken by Enos Teche.

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Jimmy Wainaina (elder brother to Binyavanga Wainaina) with Melissa Wainaina after paying tribute to their Brother who was cremated yesterday in Nairobi.
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Jimmy Wainaina (elder brother to Binyavanga Wainaina) after paying tribute to their Brother who was cremated yesterday in Nairobi.

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WhatsApp Image 2019 05 30 at 2.13.12 PM - Rest with the angels! Binyavanga Wainaina cremeted (Photos)

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