Kenyan Bishop who lost son to coronovairus in US dies of the same in Mombasa

Bishop Juma
Kenya Assemblies of God Tudor deceased Bishop Elisha Juma. [Photo Nation]

Two months after the death of his so who succumbed to coronavirus in the US, Bishop Elisha Juma has also passed on from the deadly virus.

The deceased’s son, 35-year-old Peter Juma, the eldest in the family died in late March in New York where he had lived for four years. He worked as a paramedic at St Catherine of Siena Hospital.

Bishop Juma was the proprietor of the Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) Tudor. His family says he died on Monday, June 29 after a long battle with high blood pressure and diabetes which was complicated by coronavirus.

He had been hospitalized at a Mombasa hospital for a while before passing on.

His family said that he left a huge hospital bill of Ksh2 million which they hope to settle through a fundraiser.

“We are planning to raise funds to help pay funeral expenses and the hospital bill, a total of Sh2 million,” Justus Oyolam the family’s spokesperson told Nation.

His funeral is set to be held on July 4 at his rural home in Rachuonyo, Homa Bay County.

The late Bishop has been survived by a widow, Mary Juma and five children who are in the US and the UK.

A family friend, Pastor Edward Munene of the International Christian Centre (ICC), eulogised him as a steadfast man of God.

He was eulogized as a man of the people who showed what service to humanity means.

“Bishop Elisha Juma of KAG Tudor died this morning. This is only three months after the death of his eldest son. This is very tough for the family. Keep them in your prayers,” Deans Travel Managing Director Patrick Kamanga posted on Facebook.