NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 31 – Long-serving retired Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki is dead.
Ndingi passed on the Clergy House in Nairobi Monday night, according to Archbishop Antony Muheria of Nyeri Diocese.
“It is true Archbishop passed on last night,” he told Capital FM News on telephone, “let us pray for him and also pray for ourselves.”
The outspoken and fearless leader had served in many roles and places including being assistant priest at Makadara, Nairobi; Education Secretary-General of Catholic Bishops; Bishop of Machakos, later of Nakuru and finally the Archbishop of Nairobi.
He was born on December 25, 1931 in Mwala, Machakos County.
Ndingi joined Kiserian Seminary after completing his primary school education and was ordained as a priest in 1961.
In 1969, 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.