Alexander Kipsang Muge was the first bishop of the Anglican diocese of Eldoret in Kenya. Read his bio.
On 14 Aug 1990, Bishop Muge and his staff set out for Busia in the Diocese of Eldoret, when the car in which the bishop was traveling collided with a lorry. Bishop Muge was killed on impact; he was forty-four at the time of his death. It is alleged this was a political assassination given Bishop Muge’s multi-party call in the 90s.
Even as a political activist, Bishop Muge also made remarks on a number of topical issues during his time. Of our concern are remarks he made regarding homosexuality, almost three months to the day he died.
We have it plain and clear that Scripture condemns all sorts of immorality. Ordaining practicing homosexuals and appointing them as rectors, and blessing homosexual unions are indeed signing the death certificates for our churches. Our historic and loving God does not appease people when they go wrong. He calls upon them to repent and be put right with God. We need to go to the foot of the Cross for the salvation of Christ… The discipline of the church of Christ throughout the world must be maintained. Sin should be rebuked by any and all means. – Bishop Alexander Kipsang Muge was the first bishop of the Anglican diocese of Eldoret in Kenya. On May 17, 1990, during a visit to the U.S.A, he gave the above speech.
May 17, coincidentally, also happens to the International Day to End Homophobia & Transphobia, a global campaign to address hate and discrimination against LGBTIQ persons.