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Kenyan pastor in US receives global award for fight against HIV

Tuesday May 10 2016

Rev Anne Kiome-Gatobu receives the United

Rev Anne Kiome-Gatobu receives the United Methodist Global AIDS Leadership Awards on May 9, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. PHOTO | ANTONY KARANJA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ANTONY KARANJA
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A Kenyan pastor in the United States has won a global award for her efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Rev Anne Kiome-Gatobu, who lectures at Asbury Theological Seminary in North Carolina, received the United Methodist Global AIDS Leadership Awards on Monday in Portland, Oregon.

She hails from Meru where she founded an NGO, Focusing on Women and Children to Uplift Society (FOWCUS)-Kenya.

The organisation provides financial support to women living with HIV and educate children who have lost parents to the disease.

Rev Gitobu is also a member of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund and was the lead organiser for the 2015 East Africa Methodist AIDS Summit held in Nairobi.

She is an ordained United Methodist elder and serves a co-pastor in Lincoln, Nebraska.

She has served as Dean of Asbury’s School of Practical Theology for four years.

She specialises in family counselling and gender violence.