Controversial Kenyan Bishop Godfrey Migwi Is Dead
Pastor Godfrey Migwi of the House of Hope Church in Kayole, Nairobi, has passed on.
The news of Migwi’s death broke on Thursday morning. The man of the cloth-turned politician was reportedly suffering from hypertension.The pastor’s death comes seven months after he declared his bid for the Mathioya Parliamentary seat.
He had openly shown support for Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
In a tweet on Thursday morning, the DP led Kenyans in mourning the bishop.
Ruto eulogized the deceased as a bold, vocal and powerful spiritual leader with a firm spiritual faith who touched many lives.
“Bishop Godfrey Migwi was a bold, vocal and powerful spiritual leader with great sense of humour. He was a mentor and a friend with firm pastoral faith that he infused to many of us. We will miss his topical and nourishing sermons,” Ruto wrote.
“Our love and prayers to the family, their loved ones and the House Of Hope Church-Kayole fraternity during this sad time. Rest In Peace, Bishop Migwi.”
Migwi used to have a religious show ‘Kwenjera Uma Wa Mandiko’ (analysing the truth of the word) every Wednesday on Kameme Radio alongside man Nyari and Kamlesh. He was sacked in July 2019.
DP Ruto took to his social media to eulogize the vocal leader, terming him as a powerful leader with a great sense of humor.
“Bishop Godfrey Migwi was a bold, vocal, and powerful spiritual leader with a great sense of humour. he was a mentor and a friend with firm pastoral faith that he infused to many of us. We will miss his topical and nourishing sermons,” his statement read.
The cause of death has not been revealed, as his family has not come out to release a statement regarding the same.
His demise was confirmed by a local radio station with condolence messages streaming in from members of his congregation and supporters, remembering him as uniquely joyful and a kind person.
“Sad news just in: Bishop Godfrey Migwi of House of Hope church, Kayole has passed on. Hustler Nation is mourning,” social media user Mukami wa Embu stated.
“General has rested, Bishop Godfrey Migwi may God comfort our souls” another user Enock Gichira eulogized.
His clerical journey started almost 20 years ago in Kariobangi in Nairobi, which later led him to move to spread the gospel to Kayole eight years ago. He was also a decorated singer, with a couple of records that gained popularity within the gospel industry.
He is survived by his wife and children.