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President Kenyatta mourns retired Archbishop John Njega

Archbishop Njenga passed away on Sunday, November 4, at Mater Hospital after a short illness/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolences to the family and the Catholic faithful following the death of retired Archbishop John Njega.

In his message, President Kenyatta said the late Archbishop was a true and faithful servant of the Lord who strictly adhered to his calling and never shied away from proclaiming what was right.

“The late Archbishop Njega was a forthright servant of God. He always stood for what was right and just before God and men,” said the President and added: “We will always cherish his work and service to this country and to God.”

President Kenyatta said the Archbishop Njenga was a visionary leader who worked to improve education standards in the country as demonstrated by the many schools he started during his pastoral duties.

“When he was posted as the first bishop of Eldoret diocese, the Archbishop initiated 40 schools, this was no mean feat,” said President Kenyatta.

Archbishop John Njega was ordained as a priest in 1957 and posted to Kiserian Junior Seminary where he served for three years before being posted as the first bishop of the Eldoret Diocese.

He was later transferred to Mombasa where he was ordained as an Archbishop of the then newly formed archdiocese.

Archbishop emeritus John Njenga served in Mombasa for 18 years before retirement.

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