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Archbishop David Gitari, former Kenya Primate dies

Posted on: September 30, 2013 4:04 PM
Related Categories: Kenya

By ACNS

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.