Fijian Government buys plot in Kenya to bury father and son

The late Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his son Paula who both died in a plane crash in Kenya last Tuesday. Picture: FT FILE/Supplied

THE Fijian Government has purchased a plot in Kitale, Kenya, where the bodies of the late Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his son Paula will be laid to rest on Friday.

President and founder for the Christian Mission Fellowship International Reverend Suliasi Kurulo has expressed his appreciation to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

In a statement, the CMFI said the bodies of the father and his son would be transported by road to Kitale from Nairobi tomorrow morning accompanied by church pastors and bishops.

It stated that the Head of Fiji Mission in Addis Ababa, Mosese Tikoitoga, and his spouse accompanied by the First Secretary would also be attending the funeral.

“There has also been support received from Fiji nationals in Africa and also in the British Army based in Kenya,” the statement said.

Delegations from Fiji and around the world are arriving into Nairobi for the funeral this Friday, including Pastor Mataka’s two sisters Unaisi Snow and Sainiana Susu.

The funeral service will be streamed live on Friday.

Mr Mataka and his son were among 10 others who were on board the 5y_CAC Cessna aircraft that crashed in Kenya last Tuesday.

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