Sports journalist quits job after 6 years to become a priest

Sports journalist quits job after 6 years to become a priest

It all started with a dream!

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Renown sports analyst Vincent Opiyo who worked for Mwanaspoti has bid his fans goodbye after six years in the world of journalism.

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Sports journalist quits job to become priest

Renown sports analyst Vincent Opiyo who worked for Mwanaspoti has bid his fans goodbye after six years in the world of journalism. Photo: Vincent Opiyo

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Vincent, who penned his final article on Daily Nation said he wanted to pursue priesthood, a dream he had for a very long time.

A trip to his Facebook account proved he was a man loved by many and respected by all.

Sports journalist quits job to become priest

A trip to his Facebook account proved he was a man loved by many and respected by all. Photo: Vincent Opiyo

"Just one year and a half ago, the desire started burning in me about priesthood. I am happy working in a busy newsroom but I felt I would serve humanity better as a priest," he said.

Vincent's fans and friends wished him the best in his new journey but regretted to say goodbye as they said the chap's articles were the highlights of their days.

The 29-year-old scribe who worked and struggled to be a budding journalist said he will leave for Arusha, Tanzania to pursue priesthood through a Roman Catholic congregation of priests dubbed Jesuits.

To him, this is a calling and a purpose he intends to fulfill.

Some people tried to talk Vincent out of the one in a million opportunity and at first, his father was a little bit skeptical about the idea.

"I have also been discouraged in equal measure by colleagues and friends. But at stake for me is my deepest desire to serve God as a religious priest," Vincent added.

Vincent's urge to serve and care for his fellow humans is greater than his passion to write or live in the thrill of journalism.

As a youth, before delving into the hustle and bustle of the big city, the young dreamer was a volunteer.

He spent his time teaching and mentoring young students. Sometimes he would even visit their homes to offer counselling and guidance.

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