Moving tribute by widow of Rev Peter Kania who succumbed to Covid-19

The P.C.E.A fraternity and Kenyans at large are still mourning the untimely death of Rev Peter Kania Kariuki after he succumbed to Covid-19.

Before his death, Kania had been hospitalized for more than a month.

He was the Secretary-General of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA). A position he was installed in April 2015 a capacity in which he has served until his demise.

His wife Nelius Wanjiru Kaniah paid tribute praising him for being a good husband and supportive partner.

‘Tribute to my dear husband.

I GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR THE 28 YEARS THAT GOD GAVE ME PETER KANIAH TO BE MY HUSBAND. HE HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO ME. FOR THE JOURNEY WE HAVE WALKED TOGETHER, MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN A CARING, LOVING, AND FAITHFUL SOULMATE.

HAVING SACRIFICIALLY AND TIRELESSLY WORKED TO ENSURE THAT OUR CHILDREN AND MYSELF, ARE FULFILLED IN LIFE.
KANIAH HAS BEEN MY PERSONAL PASTOR, MENTOR AND A ROLE MODEL TO OUR CHILDREN AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

I TREASURE THE MANY TIMES MY HUSBAND USED TO VISIT OUR PARENTS, AND THIS HAS REALLY TAUGHT ME A SERIOUS LESSON ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF OUR PARENTS.’

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Adding,

‘HE KEPT REMINDING US ON THE SERIOUSNESS IN PRAYER AND SURPRISINGLY MY HUSBAND SET A GOOD EXAMPLE WHEREBY IN OUR HOME EVERY TIME IS A PRAYER TIME.

HE TAUGHT OUR CHILDREN ON HOW TO FEAR, TRUST AND OBEY GOD AND TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE WITHOUT COMPROMISING.

MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN A STRICT TIMEKEEPER, AND THIS MOLDED ME ON HOW TO BE PUNCTUAL NO MATTER WHAT.

I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS THAT MY HUSBAND LOVED MOST AS OUR FAMILY THEME: THE BATTLE DOES NOT BELONG TO US BUT TO THE LORD (2 CHRONICLES 20:17).

I GIVE ALL THE GLORY TO GOD FOR THE PRECIOUS GIFT HE HAD GIVEN TO ME, TO HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO A SAVED, FAITHFUL SERVANT OF GOD’

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