In Summary
  • No politician from Uasin Gishu County or any other part of the country attended his wife’s mass in Eldoret.
  • Family spokesman Noah Melly faulted previous and the current regime for not doing much to ensure that the family gets justice.
  • Mr Melly said that it was regrettable that Bishop Muge’s wife has passed on without knowing what killed her husband.

The family of former vocal Anglican Bishop Alexander Kipsang Muge on Wednesday demanded fresh investigations into his death.

The renewed calls came during a low-key requiem mass for his wife, Herma Muge, who died last week.

Despite Bishop Muge’s high stature in the push for the second liberation, no politician from Uasin Gishu County or any other part of the country attended his wife’s mass in Eldoret.

The family complained that subsequent regimes have failed to unearth the mysterious death of the outspoken cleric 28 years ago.

ELUSIVE JUSTICE

Speaking at ACK St Matthews Cathedral in Eldoret during mass for Mrs Muge who passed on last week, the family, through Noah Melly, a nephew of the former bishop, faulted the previous and the current regime for not doing much to ensure that the family gets justice for his death in a mysterious road accident.

“Failure to investigate the cause of the death has caused a lot of suffering to us as a family. Anyway, our only consolation is that Bishop Muge was a man of God. The verdict is with God,” said Mr Melly who is also the chairman of Mrs Muge’s burial committee.

No politician from the region attended the requiem mass for Mrs Muge who was also a cleric.

Mrs Herma Muge

Mourners view the body of Mrs Herma Muge, widow of former Bishop Alexander Kipsang Muge, on February 14, 2018 at St Mathews ACK Church in Eldoret Town. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

WIFE'S PAIN

Mr Melly said that it was regrettable that Bishop Muge’s wife has passed on without knowing what killed her husband 28 years ago.

“Herma underwent a lot of pain. It was our wish as a family that we are told how and who was involved in Bishop Muge’s death. Can those who caused his death be brought to book?” said Mr Melly.

Before he died, then Labour Minister Peter Okondo warned Bishop Muge not to step in Western Kenya or he would return home dead.

The warning came after Bishop Muge intensified his criticism of the Kanu regime.

The bishop took on the challenge and he did not return home alive after he was involved in a mysterious road crash on August 14, 1990.

The bishop died when a milk truck crashed into his car as he was returning home from Busia.

During Mrs Muge’s requiem mass Wednesday, retired Eldoret ACK Bishop Thomas Kogo, who served with Bishop Muge for many years, narrated how he spoke with him before his death.

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