Retired Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki dies..

Retired Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki died at 88


The long-serving retired archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki has died at 88-years. The Archdiocese of Nairobi Cardinal John Njue announced Mwana a’Nzeki’s death. “Let us pray for the repose of his soul,” the church said.

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

He was consecrated bishop by Pope Paul VI. He served in the dioceses of Machakos (1969-1971) and Nakuru (1972-1996). In 1996 he was made the coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Nairobi in 1997.

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.

President Uhuru Kenyatta condoled with Archbishop Mwana a’Nzeki’s family, saying, he was “a loving and outstanding man of God whose servant leadership shall be missed by Kenyans.”


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