Governor Kinyanjui mourns Mwana a’Nzeki

The late Catholic Archbishop emeritus Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has joined other leaders and the nation in mourning the death of retired Catholic Bishop Nding’i Mwana a‘Nzeki.

In a statement to newsrooms, Kinyanjui said the late will be remembered as a fearless defender of the poor and underprivileged in the society.

Kinyanjui adding that the late’s work at the pulpit was characterized by a great quest to avail justice for the voiceless masses, even when it meant going against the establishment.

“His work at the pulpit was characterized by a great quest to avail justice for the voiceless masses, even when it meant going against the establishment” he said.

The county boss recalling the fiery sermons at Christ the King Cathedral in Nakuru.

He says such brought hope to many who sought refuge in the church.

The governor also attributing humility and passionate true servant of God to the late Catholic Bishop Nding’i Mwana a‘Nzeki.

During his tenure as the Bishop of Nakuru, the church expanded exponentially in all aspects including education and health.

The long-serving retired archbishop died last night in Nairobi.
He was 88-years-old.

He was born on Christmas day, 1931 in Mwala, Machakos County.

Ndingi joined Kiserian Seminary after completing his primary school education and was ordained as a priest in 1961.

Eight years later in 1961, he was ordained as a bishop served in that capacity in the dioceses of Machakos and Nakuru before being appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi in 1996 as an assistant to the then Cardinal Maurice Michael Otunga.

He succeeded Cardinal Otunga on April 21, 1997, as the Archbishop of Nairobi and retired on October 6, 2007, at the age of 75.

Ndingi will be remembered for actively championing for multi-party democracy in Kenya.

Archbishop Mwana a’Nzeki spoke truth to power as was the case prior to and the 1992 elections when politically-instigated ethnic killings rocked the country.

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