The late Reverend Peter Kania Kariuki, who died earlier this week was laid to rest today at the Church of the Torch, Thogoto, Kikuyu in Kiambu County.
The late Kania was eulogized as a passionate clergy man who empowered men to be agents of change in their communities. He was also remembered for his work at the helm of the Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship. During his time as the director of the men’s fellowship, Rev Kania marshaled male members of the church into forming small religious group to address spiritual and material matters affecting families.
He helped to establish an annual event where men in the church would gather to celebrate and convert new members.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Rev Kania started a food distribution programme to help needy families.
PCEA Director of Communications, Rev John Mbae said Rev Kania, alongside other church leaders and administrators, distributed food and other necessities to economically disadvantaged families in Kiandutu, Githogoro and other informal settlements in Nairobi and Kiambu counties.
Among those who attended the funeral service was Deputy President Dr. William Ruto, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who read the presidents condolence message, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi.
Rev Kania was ordained as a church minister in 1997 and served as a parish minister in many places and also as a presbytery moderator. Before being elected as the secretary general of the church’s top body, the General Assembly, he was the director of the Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship.
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa Rt Rev Dr Julius Mwamba said Kania died at the Nairobi Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 related complications.
He is survived by his wife Nelius Kania, three children, Lydia, Kenneth, Joel and a granddaughter.