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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT,2020-Retired Homa Bay Catholic Diocese Bishop Emeritus Linus Okok Okwach on Sunday died while undergoing treatment at St. Monica Hospital, Kisumu, at 68.
Kisumu Catholic Archbishop Philip Anyolo, who confirmed his death, said the retired bishop was admitted at the facility for injuries sustained after he fell in his house last year.
Archbishop Anyolo, said the deceased developed several complications following the falling incident.
Bishop Okok was appointed to head the Homa Bay Diocese in 1993 where he served for about ten years before retiring in 2002.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has since mourned him as a “true example of faith with deeds” saying “his death is a big blow to the Catholic Church, our country and the people of Homa Bay.”
In Life, Linus Okok, Bishop Emeritus was a true example of faith with deeds. His death is a big blow to the Catholic Church, our country and the people of Homa Bay who continued to rely on him for guidance on both spiritual and earthly needs. May Almighty God accept his soul. pic.twitter.com/PsX4wQSWwn