Archbishop Gitari dies at 76

Former head of the Anglican church David Gitari passed away at 2.10pm Monday at Mater Hospital Nairobi.

The archbishop is largely remembered for his fight for multipartism in Kenya.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has sent condolences to the family and the country.

“We shall remember him for his efforts in championing for political pluralism, an effort that bore fruits and ended the single party rule of independence party – KANU,” said the party Secretary General Anyang’ Nyong’o in a statement.

He said Dr. Gitari was a true defender of democracy and a man who stood his ground on what he saw oppressive and dictatorial leadership.

“He was among the few members of the clergy who spoke about the ills that affected Kenya as a society and never shied away from telling the truth. His death is a big blow to the country and the Christian community which he served diligently and loyally,” said Mr Nyong’o as he conveyed condolences also on behalf of ODM Party Leader Mr Raila Odinga.-

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