Nairobi based preacher and the House of Hope Bishop Godfrey Migwi is dead, Migwi, a close ally of Deputy President William Samoei Ruto passed away on Thursday, November 2, with condolence messages to his family and church members already pouring in from a cross-section of Kenyans, among them the Deputy Presidengt.

The House of Hope Founder, a strong supporter of Deputy President William Ruto and was set to vie for Mathioya parliamentary seat on a UDA ticket.

Taking to his social media DP Ruto eulogized the religious leader terming him a powerful leader with a great sense of humor. “Bishop Godfrey Migwi was a bold, vocal, and powerful spiritual leader with a 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,” his statement read.

The late Migwi will be remembered for attacking President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, going ahead to criticize president Uhuru’s projects terming them as a failure due to rampant graft eating away chunks of public resources. He also was an anti BBI, a fierce critic of the Building Bridges Initiative sponsored by President Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga .

Bishop Migwi was so close to the DP to an extend that he was planning to seek a parliamentary seat on an UDA ticket in the coming elections. “The people of Mathioya need change and I know what it takes to provide that change. I have lived amongst them, mobilized with them and I’m confident I know the kind of solutions they need to move forward,” he said.

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