By Amunga.

Rev Ambetsa went to be with the Lord yesterday after battling Cancer for several months now. Many people from all walks of life have celebrated this fallen soldier. Ambetsa is among the few elites from Khwisero who have held senior positions in govt. Despite his seniority, Ambetsa remained humble and focussed to his God and to his friends. When the ugly hand of cancer struck him early last year, his family took him yo India where he stayed for many months. During the entire covid 19 period, Ambetsa has been in and out of the ICU at the Aghakhan hospital NAIROBI.

What amazed us was how while on the hospital bed and in great pain, Rev Ambetsa will share with us Luhya gospel music, scriptures and encouragements We share with him several church and secular WhatsApp groups where he remained active.

Even those who did not know him in person had this to say on a forum called Abokhwisero:

“..Rev. Livingstone Ambetsa was a level headed gentleman. I didn’t meet him in person but every time he contributed to discourses on this forum, he always oozed wisdom devoid of sideshows. He shot straight to the bull’s eye without fear. Ulukha mukambi.” Itaywa

Rev. Ambetsa has always supported and worked with the late Archbishop BYRUM MAKOKHA and was a director and a member of the Church Properties Company. After we informed him about Archbishops death, Ambetsa was heartbroken. He has followed him barely a week after we buried the archbishop.


What shocked most of us is comments made by the likes of Simekha, an ODM operative who purports to be a lawyer and analyst. On a forum called Friends of MCC, Simekha and the likes mocked the death of Archbishop and are now in a frenzy mocking the death of Ambetsa.

To them, death is punishment from God, and that anybody who does not support them will die. How unfortunate.


I feel so sad, that abanywi ba amalwa, abalosi, those who do not read the Bible plus others who never step in church have bemoaned the death of Ambetsa and send condolences, but people who worked with Ambetsa and served in church like Simekha can mock Ambetsa in death.

Bible is clear about death. It is a passage. We are all pilgrims on this earth. Non of us will live forever. You cannot wish me death and purport to be a Christian.

Peter Amunga

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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