The sudden death of city bishop Godfrey Migwi left the country in shock and elicited mixed reactions among Kenyans.
Despite being a preacher of the word, he often attracted controversy due to his political opinions.
His critics say his hate for President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, their families, and the Luo community did not paint a picture of a pastor. That’s a conversation for another day.
Migwi passed away at 1 am on Thursday morning after falling ill.
According to one of his friends, Pastor Paul Kuria, the man of the cloth succumbed to High Blood Pressure (HBP).
“I last spoke to him on Sunday. He did not have any health issues, but I know he has been struggling with HBP. His wife has confirmed to me that he is no more,” he said.
Last Sunday, as usual, he led a service at his House of Hope church in Kayole, Nairobi city.
Coincidentally, he talked about death.
Litkenya.com has obtained an excerpt from his preaching, where he said some people are aware when their time to leave the world has come.
He spoke about the Biblical Paul, whom he said his last sermon was long because he knew he was dying and people would miss him.
Intriguingly, he talked about himself in the same context of death.
“If today I tell I’m going somewhere like America and I won’t come back, you don’t have to tell me that I will be missed, it’s so obvious you will all miss me,” he preached.
Before his death, the pastor had announced his intentions to run for the Mathioya parliamentary seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
He was rooting for Deputy President William Ruto.
His friends say he was amiable and a supporter of all talents.