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Ms Mataka Pays Tribute To Her Supportive Husband, Obedient Son

The late Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his 15-year-old son Paula Takei were laid to rest in Kitale, Kenya yesterday. The wife of the late pastor, Serafina Mataka, described her husband
17 Jun 2018 11:46
Ms Mataka Pays Tribute To Her Supportive Husband, Obedient Son
The Fijian and Kenya delegation with the family members of late Pastor Sakaraia Mataka at the funeral in Kenya on June 15, 2018.

The late Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his 15-year-old son Paula Takei were laid to rest in Kitale, Kenya yesterday.

The wife of the late pastor, Serafina Mataka, described her husband as a very supportive person.

Giving an eulogy during the funeral service. Ms Mataka said she had learned a lot of things from the late pastor who was a man of faith and man of his word who always encouraged the family in keeping their relationship with God.

She said he had a heart for the people and she was so blessed for having had a husband like him, a man of faith.

Ms Mataka added that her late son Takei was an obedient lad and she saluted them both for heeding the call of God.

The late reverend and his son were onboard the FlySax aircraft that crashed in the Aberdare forest in Kenya a week ago. The aircraft crashed killing 10 people.

Fiji’s Head of Mission in Ethiopia, Mosese Tikoitoga, attended the funeral with others from the Fijian delegation.

Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his family were working in a small, remote town of Kitale in Nairobi for more than 10 years.

Both the father and son were understood to have been on their way to Fiji.

The Fijian Government bought a block of land in Kitale, Kenya, where the bodies of the late Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his son Paula were laid to rest.

Edited by Percy Kean



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