Rest in peace Dr. John Samuel Mbiti

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Dr. John Samuel Mbiti died in Switzerland where he was working as a theologian and Philosophy professor at the University of Bern.

Dr. Mbiti died aged 87 years old. He also served as a clergy at Burgodorf. 

“We’ve lost a great Kenyan. A great man who went against all odds to become a successful scholar, writer and priest. He was a role model and an ambassador of the Kenyan brand abroad,” wrote President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

In 1963, Mbiti earned his doctorate degree in Philosophy  from University of Cambridge. 

Between 1964 to 1974, Mbiti taught theology and religion at Makerere University in Uganda. 

Later he served as the Director of the World Council of Churches Institute in Switzerland. 

Dr. Mbiti is widely published in the fields of Philosophy, African Oral Traditions and theology. 

Many Kenyans have also sent their condolences to the departed scholar: 


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Geoffrey Kerosi is a prolific Kenyan writer based in Nairobi City. He holds a Bachelors in Economics and Statistics and is currently pursuing Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) from Kenyatta University. Email: Whatsapp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

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