I stand here today to represent the dispute resolvers’ family of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch. It is with a heavy heart that I eulogise an amiable lady whom we all loved; a friend. Quinta came to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch as a graduate intern from the Africa Nazarene University in the beginning of May 2012. The unassuming, ever smiling professional distinguished herself from the other interns she was working with and the Institute officially employed her on 31st May 2013, initially as a front office assistant.

As a training & membership institute with over 900 members, we get a lot of people coming into the institute, a lot of calls being made and due to her position in the front office, Quinta quickly became the face of the institute, whenever I or any other members visited or called the institute over the last 7 years, it was always Quinta at the other end of the line or at the reception, ever welcoming and smiling, when you walked in.

She was always willing to serve and assist the members. One thing that unique with her is that she was quite resourceful and skilled in documentation such that even with the tons of documents that we handle every day, you would never wait long to have her pull out what you requested for. Her humility, professionalism, team spirit and moral uprightness never went unnoticed by her employer and in March 2016, we promoted her to the position of Assistant Administrator, a position which she has held until her demise.

Her interaction with her colleagues is something that we were proud of. She was younger than most of them, if not the youngest, but due to her caring attitude and giving spirit her colleagues fondly referred to her as ‘our office mum’; I am sure that they will tell her story for a long time.

For the seven (7) years Quinta was with us, there was never a day that she was reprimanded for not doing her work. As a professional she was dedicated and went beyond the call of duty. I would urge us all gathered here to emulate her. We have truly lost a star but the heavens must be smiling that they have gained an extra angel.

We shall treasure the memories we have of you and we hope the stardust that has come forth from your essence, shall sparkle in and cheer our hearts forever.

Phillipians 1: 20 – 21

“I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have complete boldness, so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Rest well in God’s hand Quinta Munyeti.

Samuel Nderitu, FCIArb