By Joe Aura.

Death leaves a pain that no one can repair, but love leaves a memory that no one can take.

On July 13, 2023, Daystar University bid farewell to Jeremy Don on the main campus. The day’s events included a film screening, talks, and remarks that happened at the ICT theatre, followed by a candle lighting as we ushered the soul away.

Both staff and students in attendance were able to experience the late Jeremy and his colleagues’ creativity as they screened his new film titled Bi-polar. The black-and-white short video explores the difficulties of relationships when living with bipolar disorder. It was an upsetting situation, and most people felt like they could have done more for our brother.

Following speeches by Madam Nita Kihiro who spoke on behalf of the school administration, the school president, Geoffrey Tum, Secretary General, Newton Kamuyu and two other members of the Congress, the congregation proceeded to the candle lighting at P.A.C, where they sang hymns and lit their candles.

“Starting today, we must look out for one another. Not as on-campus or off-campus students, Nairobi or Athi river students, but as one Daystar community”. Tum stated. He went on to urge students not to wait for such events to demonstrate their strengths. He closed his remarks by requesting everyone in attendance to “allow Daystar to become a community once more.”

Jeremy’s funeral will be held on Tuesday in Makuyu, Murang’a County. An email sent by Daystar Chaplaincy asked students wishing to travel for the funeral to register with the office of the Dean of Students as soon as possible to allow for proper transport planning. The email further stated a short memorial service will be held at the DAC auditorium in Nairobi Campus on Monday, 17th July at 2:00 p.m. This would be a great time to encourage and pray with Jeremy’s family as they plan to lay their son to rest.

Rest in peace Jeremy Don.

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