A Mombasa bishop has died of COVID-19 barely three months after his eldest son was killed by the highly contagious virus COVID-19 in the United States (US) and buried there.
Bishop Elisha Juma, of the Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG), Tudor, succumbed to the disease on Monday, June 29, at ICU Mombasa Hospital.
His family confirmed his death stating the cleric had been admitted at the facility over high blood pressure and diabetes but his condition was worsened by the respiratory illness.
“We are planning to raise funds to help pay funeral expenses and the hospital bill, a total of KSh 2 million,”Justus Oyola, the deceased’s burial committee treasurer told the media.
Juma was survived by his wife reverend Mary Juma and five children most of who reside abroad in the US.
The clergyman’s death came his eldest son Peter Juma who worked as a nurse and preacher in the US died on Saturday, March 28, after contracting the virus.