Tributes.co.ke is a Kenyan portal launched May 4 2013 with a collection of tribute pages created to honour the departed. The portal recorded over 50 created tribute pages on day one, commemorating the departed locally and internationally.
According to Mr. Don Omondi, co-founder and CEO, “The idea was to honour the departed by creating a unique space where their memories live on eternally. Thus ensuring that we remember them and their memories are intact for future generations as well.”
Mr. Omondi added that the tribute pages are made up of homage messages, a detailed life story, and pictorial, audio and video memories of the departed. All these are created like normal social media profiles but bearing the departed person’s name.
“We have all lost somebody dear to as at one point in time. Be they family members, close friends, colleagues or even idols. By creating a tribute page to honour their memory, we immortalize such dearly departed people” he emphasised.
On the website users can also upload photos, video and audio memories of a loved one or easily embed content from popular media hosting sites such as Wikipedia, Soundcloud, You tube and Vimeo among many others.“Memories of the departed need not die, they live on forever.” Mr. Omondi concluded.