Curtains fall on former Anglican bishop Michael Sande

Written By: Marie Yambo

Sande was the second bishop of Butere after bishop Horace Etemesi.

Former Anglican Church bishop of Butere Diocese Michael Sande is dead.

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Bishop Sande died Thursday night while receiving treatment in Kisumu after a short illness. He was the second bishop of Butere after bishop Horace Etemesi.

While mourning the bishop, Deputy president Dr. William Ruto described him as a gracious spiritual leader who had steadfast religious credence that he instilled in many souls.

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The deputy president said his influence stretched beyond the pulpit to communities that counted on him for wisdom and counsel.

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“We are heartbroken by the loss of a gentle, charismatic and gracious spiritual leader who had steadfast religious credence that he instilled to many of us. Retired Bishop Emeritus Michael Sande was a man of insightful leadership, theological brilliance and deep faith” Ruto said.

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On his part, Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya described the late bishop as a humble, honest, and selfless servant of the Lord who spent his lifetime instilling doctrines of Christianity to the masses.

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Bishop Sande is survived by a wife Jesca Sande, and five children. He served at the diocese from 2006 to 2013.

The late Sande was ordained in 1990 and went on to serve as a vicar in Nairobi’s St mark’s Westlands, St john Pumwani and St Paul’s South C before moving to Butere diocese in Kakamega county.

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