Nairobi vocal bishop who defended the deputy President William Ruto's corruption allegations is dead
Albanas Kiswili
1 month ago

A Nairobi City based vocal Bishop Godfrey Migwi whohas been on the forefront of defending the deputy President William Ruto and critising the government is dead.

Migwi went back to sing the angels on Wednesday evening at his home in Nairobi.

According to one of the church pastors, Migwi had Pressure Issues. "He had issues with pressure. He left us yesterday( Wednesday). He died at his home," Pastor Pastor John Gathaiya told this writer in a phone interview.

Following his death, the Dp Ruto took to hid twitter account to send his heart felt condolenses to the church, family, relatives and friends of Migwi.

"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 said.

"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," he added.

House of Hope Church pastor Laban Kairuki, who ministers at the church's Kiambu branch, expressed his utter shock following the death of his Bishop who he says consecrated his church a few days ago.


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"Dad bishop Migwi it's only one and a half weeks ago you blessed my ministry little did know you were saying goodbye. Rest with Angels you have fought a good fight you have finished the race," Pator Kariuki wrote on Facebook.

Another associate of him known as Nelly Shiku wrote: "my heart is broken into pieces and bleeding. Bishop Godfrey Migwi you were not only my friend, my colleague but my Bishop too... Rest in peace man of God".

Despite being a man of God, Migiwi was famed for being Deputy President William Ruto's stalwart.

Earlier last year when accusations of corruption were directed at the DP, the Nairobi Bishop came at the front page to fight for the former Eldoret Mp.

"Even if someone is a thief and comes to church, read Corithians11, Paul says 'I was stealing from other places so that I will not bother you'. Therefore if someone steals and brings it to the church I would tell you it is better than a thief who steals and takes to a witch doctor," he said.

In another sermon where he in appearances was taking a swipe at the ODM leader Raila Odinga, Bishop Migwi said " Mimi siwezi Kubali Mganga akuje kwa kanisa yangu".

Bishop Migwi had declared interest in Mathioya Parliamentary seat on a UDA party ticket.