Christians in Africa, U.S., mourn loss of Kenya missionary Berkeley Hackett (updated)
Update: See a related post for Berekeley Hackett’s obituary and information about a U.S. memorial service.
Church members on two continents are mourning the death of Berkeley Hackett, a pioneering missionary to the East African nation of Kenya.
Hackett, a missionary, minister and school administrator in Kenya, died of a heart attack in the capital city, Nairobi.
For 14 years, Hackett served as chief administrator of the Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute, or KCITI, in the Nairobi neighborhood known as Eastleigh. In 2011, he gave the reigns of the school to Lydia Wanjiku. Wanjiku, who grew up in the slums of Nairobi, was the first student to enroll at KCITI. (See our recent report from the school’s campus.)
The Christian Chronicle will report additional details as we receive them.