William Ruto allied city pastor Godfrey Migwi known for fierce criticisms of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga has passed on.
The controversial preacher died on Thursday morning December 2nd, news about his death was announced on social media.
According to sources, Migwi succumbed to High Blood Pressure (HBP) – a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.
High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder to pump blood to the rest of the body. This causes part of the heart (left ventricle) to thicken. A thickened left ventricle increases your risk of heart attack, heart failure and sudden cardiac death.
Migwi was loved and hated in equal measure depending on one’s political affiliation, he supported Ruto and strongly criticized President Uhuru and Raila.
He strongly opposed the handshake between Uhuru and Raila and also criticized the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
The preacher’s support for Ruto explains why the DP was among the first people to mourn him on learning about his death.
“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 tweeted.
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. pic.twitter.com/Sa52qKHS1i
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) December 2, 2021
Several other people also took to social media to mourn the untimely death of the firebrand preacher who ministered at House Of Hope Church Kayole.
A handful of Kikuyu vernacular radio and TV presenters eulogized late pastor Migwi on posts on social networking platforms.
“I am the one who introduced him to Kameme FM when we used to host a religious show ‘Kwenjera Uma Wa Mandiko’ (analysing the truth of the word) during Mawatchmen programme,” Kameme FM presenter Gatonye wa Mbugua wrote.
Inooro FM and Inooro TV presenter Wambui wa Muturi said she was hit hard by the death of the cleric who was the leader of House of Hope Church in Kayole.