Homabay, 14 September, 2020 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Kenyans from all walks of life have paid tribute to the late Bishop Linus Okok Okwach, the emeritus and founding Bishop of Kenya’s Homabay Diocese, terming the Prelate who died Saturday, September 12 as a true example of faith with deeds, an educationist and an epitome of humility.
Archbishop Philip Anyolo who is the Apostolic Administrator of Homa Bay Diocese announced the death of Bishop Okok in a communique obtained by ACI Africa dated September 13.
“We regret to announce to you the demise of our founding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Linus Okok Okwach, Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay. We pray for the consolation of the Church fraternity, his family, relatives and friends during this trying moment,” said Archbishop Anyolo who is the Local Ordinary of Kisumu Archdiocese and doubles as the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).
A message that was later sent by KCCB General Secretary, Fr. Daniel Rono, revealed that Bishop Okok had been unwell “for some time” before his demise. He died at St. Monica’s hospital, Kisumu in western Kenya.