By Foday Mansaray -Culled from the APC Forum :

Madam Yegbeh Kanu, the step-mother of the Minister Plenipotentiary , Mr.  Wilfred Kabs-Kanu, died in Bo today .  She was the second wife of the  family patriach, Pa. Lamina Togbangay Kanu, who along with his head wife, Madam Yabu Kanu , predeceased Mrs .Yegbeh Kanu  in 2000 and 2005 respectively.

She is  survived by her other sons, Mr. Max Kanu -formerly of the SLBS ; Mr. Joseph Joskyn Kamah- Kanu of the United Kingdom ;  daughter Khadi Lahai  of Bo;  her biological children  Mr. John Kanu, popularly known as JOE COOL ( A teacher at the Banjul High School in the Gambia ), Mr. Bassie ‘Boss Kay; Kanu, a law student at Fourah Bay College; Mr. Edmund Moiwo Kanu , also a teacher in the Gambia, Mr. Borbor Kanu of Bo, Mr. Sheku Kanu of Bo; and Yabu Kanu , Fatu Kanu of Bo ; and many grandchildren – Pamela, Junior, Wilfreda, Christian, Joshua, Yomborlor, Ngeyborloe,  Tobangay, Comfort, Francis, Zainabu, etc. She is survived by  In-laws  Pastor Kekura Lahai , now in Korea ; Mrs .Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu, Director of Nursing , Rose Mountain Care Centre , New Jersey; Mrs. Comfort Kamah-Kanu , Mrs. Hannah Kanu etc. 

 She is  also survived by the Kanus, Sesays, Contehs  and Kargbos of Gbendembu Gowahun Chiefdom, Bombali District.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


This is the second family bereavement in a month . In September , Miss Christiana Kargbo, a graduate of the Milton Margai College of Education, and daughter of   Isatu Kargbo (Sister of the Kanus ) died in Freetown after a short illness and was buried in Bo. Isatu Kargbo predeceased her daughter in 2002.

Those wishing to sympathize with the family can call :

 Mr. Max Kanu : 404-454-4696

 Mr. Kabs Kanu : 732-763-8981

 Mr. Joskyn Kamah-Kanu  : 441-183276334

 Mr. John Kanu :  002207791103
Mr. Bassie Kanu : 01123278600119

 Mrs. Khadi Lahai :  01123277210531

 Pastor Kekura Lahai : 01083392011

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