I cannot believe my friend is no more. It seems I am dreaming. It is with a very heavy and broken heart that I write this tribute. Tening and I graduated from CPC Bali. After our success in the London GCE Advanced Level, we were admitted into the Federal University of Cameroon Yaounde in 1964. There after, we became very close friends. After a year of general studies we were the only two among the English speaking students who succeeded in the examination. Since we opted for the bilingual series, we were sent to France and the United Kingdom for one year. Though he was taller and lighter in complexion than I, our French teacher in Besancon France could not distinguish between us. She referred to us as “les deux messieurs du Cameroon”. We spent a year abroad and returned home to complete our studies. We graduated with BA combined honors English/French. He was employed in the Presidency and I in the Vice Presidency.
My late friend was very devoted to his church. He served as the Chairman of the Presbyterian Church Bastos for a good number of years. He was a person of very high standards endowed with love, kindness, generosity and integrity. He made sure that his children attended the best schools at home and abroad. I have a lot to say about our close relationship, but suffice it to say he was also the godfather of our first child Mankaa Wenyi. He worked hard for the electrification pf his village Pinyin and for the translation of the Bible into the Pinyin language. I spoke to him about three weeks before his sudden departure into eternity and we were hoping to talk more when I would be around. Little did we know it was our last discussion. Tening, I miss you very much. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace till we meet to depart no more.