November 02 - 08, 2001


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Father Pancras Kahindi Charo

He studied Moral Theology in rome
where he was awarded a Doctorate

Coastweek - - 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 to pursue.

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 Austria.

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 Spiritual Director.

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 instanly.

Others sustained serious injuries and are in a critical condition.

The accident occured at a spot the police call "Danger Corner" along the Kapsabet-Eldoret Road.

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

- Sister Maggi, Catholic Secretariat, Lwanga Communications, Mombasa.





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