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Retired Catholic Archbishop Mwana a’Nzeki dies in Nairobi


Mar 31, 2020

Retired Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki has died in Nairobi aged 89.

Nairobi Catholic Archbishop John Cardinal Njue Tuesday Morning announced the passing on of Mwana ”Nzeki.

“A sombre morning as His Eminence John Cardinal Njue has announced the passing on of His Grace Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki,” the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

“Let us pray for the repose of his soul,” the post added.

Mwana a’Nzeki was born on December 25, 1930 in Machakos.


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.

Mwana a’Nzeki later became the archbishop of Nairobi in 1997 where he served until his retirement in 2007.


Following the announcement of the death of Mwana a’Nzeki, Embu Catholic Bishop Paul Kariuki sent condolence messages to his family and the Christians he served during his many years of pastoral work.

“Good morning dear brother priests and deacons. His Eminence John Cardinal Njue has just called me to inform [me] that His Grace Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki passed on last night at their Clergy House Nairobi. May his soul rest in eternal peace. We pray for his eternal rest, consolation to family members and all the people of God, especially [those] whom he served,” Bishop Kariuki said.

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