Former Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop David Gitari, died today in Mater Hospital in Nairobi following a an illness. He was 72.
Within hours of his passing, media reports were describing him as a fearless priest who challenged injustice and fought for mutlipartism in the country.
Archbishop Emeritus Gitari was consecrated as a bishop in 1975 and became the Church's third Primate between from 1997 to 2002.
He was also a member of the Anglican Consultative Council in the 1980s. Abp Gitari was heavily involved with theological education and ecumenism. He was also a published writer.
A statement is expected from the Anglican Church of Kenya tomorrow morning.