Curtains come down on retired Anglican Butere bishop Sande

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 00:00 |
Bishop Michael Sande

Dennis Lumiti

Retired Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Bishop Michael Sande has passed on after an illness.

Bishop Sande had served the ACK in various capacities before retiring in 2013 after presiding over the Butere diocese.

His family said the prelate  felt unwell and died while undergoing treatment.

The deceased, a Chemical Engineer by profession, was ordained in 1990 and served as Vicar in the Nairobi diocese.

He was later transferred to St. Mark’s Westlands before moving to St. John’s Pumwani and later St. Paul’s South C

He eventually left Nairobi for Butere diocese in Kakamega county in 2006 where he served until his retirement in 2013.

Local leaders eulogised the prelate terming him as selfless, humble and honest church leader.

“He was humble, honest and selfless servant of the Lord who spent his lifetime instilling doctrines of Christianity to the masses.

My sincere condolences to his widow Jessica Sande and children,” said Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Senator Cleophas Malalah also mourned the prelate’s death saying it was a blow not just to ACK but the entire Christian faith.

“He was a great leader and his contributions towards strengthening the Christian faith will be missed by many,” said Butere MP Tindi Mwale.

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