Ruto eulogises Bishop Allan Kiuna

A collage of President William Ruto and the late Bishop Allan Kiuna.

President William Ruto on Wednesday eulogised the late Bishop Allan Kiuna as a dedicated man of God who inspired many.

The Head of State also conveyed his condolences to Reverend Kathy Kiuna and the entire Jubilee Christian Church (JCC) as they came to terms with the demise of their founder.

“It is with profound sorrow that I have learnt of the passing of Bishop Allan Kiuna. I join the Christian community in mourning his death.

“Bishop Kiuna was a dedicated Christian leader who founded the Jubilee Christian Church (JCC) and inspired many to follow the teachings of the Lord.

“To his wife, Rev. Kathy Kiuna and family, we stand with you in this time of grief and mourning, and pray that you find the courage to persevere through this trying period,” wrote the President.

Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, wife to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, described Kiuna as a gallant soldier who fought bravely.

She further praised his teachings, saying his demise was a great loss to the nation.

“A Gallant soldier has rested. Bishop Allan Kiuna of Jubilee Christian Churches. My heart goes out to Rev. Kathy Kiuna and her family as the nation mourns the loss of a great teacher of the Word and a pillar in the body of Christ.

“On behalf of the office of the Deputy President and my family, we stand with you in prayer. May God comfort and strengthen you to bear this great loss of a father and husband. Further to the JCC fraternity and the entire body of Christ, may the peace of God reign in your hearts at this difficult moment,” she wrote.

The late Bishop Allan Kiuna

MCSK CEO Ezekiel Mutua, on his part, said Kiuna’s powerful sermons placed JCC on the global map and his resilience even when faced with criticism was an admirable trait.

“Bishop Allan Kiuna preached with zeal, power and conviction and did not hold back even in the face of criticism. His powerful sermons and transformative leadership made JCC a global brand.

“He has touched so many people with the power of his faith. He served his purpose in his generation and has rested from the scourge of cancer. My sincere condolences to Rev. Kathy and the entire family, the JCC fraternity and the church at large. May Bishop's soul rest in peace,” he wrote.

Musician Pitson recalled his last interaction with the Bishop and his words of encouragement to him, urging him to soldier on in preaching the gospel.

“The last time we met, you told me, "Pitson, never stop singing about Jesus," Bishop Allan Kiuna, a shepherd to my generation my nation and my city. Through trials and triumphs, you showed us the way, Your legacy, a testament that will never decay. Rest in Peace Bishop.”

Kiuna’s demise was confirmed by JCC’s leadership through a statement released late on Tuesday.

The church said there would be a series of services to honour their bishop starting Wednesday, July 10, 2024, to Friday, July 12, 2024, at JCC Parklands from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Another service is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 2pm and there will be a special service on Sunday, July 14, 2024, from 9am.


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