Worldwide Anglican Church sympathises with Kenya’s flood victims

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Patriarch, Worldwide Anglican Church, Archbishop Christopher Lwanga Tusubira.

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By BASHIR ADEFAKA

The Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) has sympathised with the victims of flood in Kenya, which reportedly killed over 120 people and swept away several properties including cars and houses.

This sympathy was sent via a statement by the world religious body copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER on Tuesday.

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Besides, the Worldwide Anglican Church also condoled with the local and national governments of Kenya on the death of her citizens due to the devastating effects of the floodwaters in Maai Mahiu town.

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In the statement signed by the WAC International Communications Director, Bishop Seun Adeoye, on behalf of the Church’s Patriarch, Archbishop Christopher Lwanga Tusubira, the church prayed for the affected people and urged neighbours of the victims to lend helping hands as their “brothers” keeper”.

“WAC attention was drawn into this sad news this Monday and as a Church which has her presence in about 100 countries including Kenya, we sympathize with the victims of the flood and all the affected families.

“More worrisome was the reported deaths toll of over 280 ndividuals and displacement of 200,000 people across Kenya since last month due to heavy downpour.

“We will continue to pray for Kenya and her people. We will also ensure that our members in Kenya under the leadership of the Most Rev Edward Abraham Amwayi hold prayer sessions over this matter and ensure they give adequate support to the government”, the statement added.

The DEFENDER reports that Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) was founded in 1921 and spread across the globe, spanning four continents and presently in over 58 countries.

The Church’s clergies, essentially, come from Roman Catholic and Anglican seminaries, Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal backgrounds.


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