Curtains come down on legendary Joy Bringers presenter


David Mutua Nthiwa, host of one of the greatest family programs to ever grace the Kenyan television – Joy Bringers and Sing and Shine produced by Karanja Kimwere on VOK (now KBC) is no more.

Mr. Nthiwa passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 05:30a.m. at the Coptic Hospital.

Mr Nthiwa will be remembered as a pioneer christian broadcaster and musician and as chaplain of  Sacho high school, Kabarnet 1988-1995. As a pastor he worked for many years with Kenya Youth For Christ and he was currently pastoring at Mully Children’s Home.

But what many will remember him for was his role as the host of the Joy Bringers family programme that ran back in the 80s and 90s when KBC was still VOK. Many will remember the signature tune, Mr and Mrs Furaha with their  vw combi that brought in loads of exictement to kids everywhere and of course David’s commanding yet loving voice as he took charge of the program.

Mr. Nthiwa will be put to rest on September 29 at Kikambuani village, Kangundo Machakos County. May his soul rest in eternal peace.



  • Rest In Peace

  • Jimmy K. Mwangi

    in peace man of God…You have run the race, you have fought the good
    fight and you have kept the faith and there is a crown waiting for
    you!!! RIP

  • rest in peace,i was just thinking of this guy last week

  • Wanjugu

    Rest in Peace Mr. Nthiwa.

  • May God rest his soul in eternal bliss.

  • kathy

    may his soul rest in peace

  • wachira


  • bek1988

    I really enjoyed Joy Bringers Family especially the signature tune “I’ll sing and shine in Canaan, land X2, I’m on my way to Canaan land, I’m on my way praise the Lord I am on my way…”

  • Moses

    RIP – you brought so much joy to me when i Was a young boy.

  • Josephine

    Will see you there. God comfort your family

  • Moses Prince

    RIP _fond memories man of God! We shall meet in heaven to continue praising God!!!!

  • Mike

    What a honor to have seen the marvel of Christ’s work in you. As a young boy, I grew up as his neighbor . Forever, RIP

  • Harriet Wangai

    I grew up watching Sing and Shine. It was quite inspirational. RIP Mr. Nthiwa. Sincere condolences to the Family and loved ones.

  • edelquin


  • Ann Siminta

    RIP brother.

  • rip mr inspired me in my youth to follow xtian way. all for growly of God Amen.

  • RIP pastor. You’ll be missed.

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  • mike

    really moving a life worth spent cant help bt rem those days where we used t glue ourselves on the TV waiting to watch the program…you touched many lives indeed…R.I.P

  • Elijah

    You played your role,we cherish the memories….fare thee well.

  • tim tam

    how sad! we who grew up in the eighties watched VOK sing and shine ,joy bringers! we believe your labour has followed you wherever you are

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