African Church of the Holy Spirit high priest Shem Shamalla is dead.
Shamalla, 84, died on Wednesday morning, October 27, at his Malava home in Kakamega County.
The church’s secretary, Bishop Samson Khalwale, told The Standard that Shamalla died after a short illness.
The church’s doctrines do not allow the bodies of its members to be preserved in morgues.
That means Shamalla’s body will be preserved at home until Saturday, October 30, his burial day.
Shamalla hit the news on September 18, 2021, when Deputy President William Ruto gifted him a Suzuki Escudo, a sport utility vehicle.
The DP visited the church as part of his countrywide campaigns ahead of the 2022 General Election.
The African Church of the Holy Spirit, headquartered in Malava, has a membership of approximately 2,000 people.