Father Pancras Kahindi Charo
studied Moral Theology in rome
where he was awarded a Doctorate
- - Father Pancras Kahindi Charo
was born on the 7th April 1960.
His parents are Reuben
Charo Bokole and Beatrice Karumbi Charo of Sokoke Location Kilifi
District, Coast Province.
He joined St Mary's
Seminary Kwale in 1978 till 1981.
After his studies in St
Mary's Minor Seminary Kwale he returned home to work with his father
who is a well known builder.
He worked in Kilifi and
Kisauni for a year and a half.
He had a hard struggle
In 1983 he began his "Come
and See" experience in view of becoming a Priest.
In 1984 he joined St
Augustine Major Seminary, Mabanga for Philosophy studies.
In 1986 he went to St
Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary to study Theology.
He was ordained a deacon
on the 8th December 1989 by Bishop Urbanos Kioko and a priest by
Archbishop John Njenga on the 25th August 1990.
He was among six who
were ordained for the Centenary Year.
The others who ordained
at the same time were Fr. John Malasi and Fr. Crispin Oneko - now in
Jamaica, Fr. Crispin Okoth now in Rome and Fr. Joseph Bantega now in
After his ordination he
worked in various parishes including the Cathedral and Chaani, Mombasa.
He was sent for studies
in Rome, Italy.
He studied Moral
Theology in which he was awarded a Doctorate.
He returned to Kenya in
February 2001 and was appointed to St Matthias Mulumba Major Seminary
to teach Moral Theology.
He was also the acting
The death of Fr. Kahindi
occured when he was on his way back from Eldoret on Saturday 27th
October 2001 around 11.00 am.
The matatu in which he
was traveling sustained a tyre burst.
The driver lost control
of the vehicle and some passengers were thrown out the door.
Fr. Kahindi died
Others sustained serious
injuries and are in a critical condition.
The accident occured at
a spot the police call "Danger Corner" along the
We pray for his family,
the Archbishop, Priests, Religious and all those whose lives Fr.
Kahindi has touched.
The Funeral and Last
Rites were held on 'All Souls Day', November 2, 2001 at Holy Ghost
Cathedral, Mombasa followed by the burial at Mbaraki Cemetery, Mombasa.
"The Lord gave
the Lord has taken back.
"Blessed be the Name of the Lord !" - Job 1:21
Maggi, Catholic Secretariat, Lwanga Communications, Mombasa.