Born in Nairobi, Kenya
SEPTEMBER 17TH, 1973
JB Burugu Mwangi fondly known as JB was in born Nairobi Pumwani Maternity Hospital on September 17th, 1973. His parents were the late Peter Dishon Mwangi and the late Esther Wamwirua Mwangi. He was the beloved grandson to the late Humphrey Rufus Kiai and the late Esther Wamwirua Kiai. He was married to Carolyne Wambui and was the father to Estelle Wamwirua. JB's father was in the USA between 1981-1986 and at that time JB was 12 years old. The time his father spent in the USA sparked his interest for him to go to the United States.
JB was the loving brother to Mary Wanjiku, Joseph Maina, Francis Murimi, Jane Wambui, Pricilla, Molly Wakini, the late Rahab Njeri, Humphrey Peter Maina, Lydia Wangechi Mwangi, Maureen Tabitha Wanjiku, Tabitha JBson (USA), Tina lubayo Mwangi and Raphael Wafula Wabuge Mwangi. He was the brother in law to Samuel Kadivane Kazi, James Martin Okumu, Lucy Nyawira, George Momanyi, Elizabeth Wangui, Peggy Murimi, Alfred Kinyua, George Omae, Wilson Gituku Nganga and Stanley Kimata Nganga. He was the doting uncle to Cynthia Wamwirua, Kevin Maina, Daryl Okumu, Jesse Mwangi, Esther Wamwirua, Essie Hope Okumu, Tunzi Kimata, Henry, Ben, Rebecca, Amari Gituku and many others.
JB went to nursery school in Ziwani, then joined Ainsworth Street Primary School from 1979 to 1987. He excelled in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam and joined Jamhuri High School for his Secondary school education from 1988 to 1991. He later joined Kenyatta University from 1993 to 1997 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 1998 he worked briefly in Meridian Court then in 1999, he left for the USA to pursue further education in Information Technology.
JB worked for various organizations such as Bank of America, Energy Transfer and most recently at Capgemini where he was an IT consultant.
JB was a dedicated member of Victory Chapel Dallas, where he served in the media department and was an active member of the men's and couple's fellowships. He was also the leader of the Wylie Group Bible Study.
JB was generous, kind, polite, a peacemaker and a true gentleman. He loved people and cherished his family and friends. He was an avid Arsenal fan, enjoyed good quality music and liked the finer things in life. He had a great sense of humor and style. He was tenacious, hardworking, and resilient. His family always came first and he loved to dance with his girls (Carole and Estelle).
JB enjoyed good health for most of his life until June 2021 when he was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, a battle that he fought with great courage and determination. He rested peacefully on Saturday August 21st at 6:13 pm.
His calm demeanor and laughter will be greatly missed. Rest in eternal peace Mrefu!