Requiem service for the late bishop Corinelius Korir held ahead of Burial on Saturday

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BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,10TH NOV 2017-Hundreds of faithful and political leaders On Friday November 10 flocked  to the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Eldoret for  requiem mass and  public viewing  of the body of the late Bishop Cornelius Korir ahead of Saturday’s burial inside the cathedral.

The mass was attended by among others  Catholic bishops and several politicians, led by Uasin Gishu Jackson Mandago.

Security was high around the town as hundreds of residents lined up to view the body.

mourners prepare to acompay the body of the late bishop from MT &R to the Cathedral-UPESINEWS

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto are expected to attend a state funeral at Eldoret Sports Club.

The government said Bishop Korir will receive a state burial in honour of his contribution to the peace in the country.

Korir will be buried inside the Sacred Heart Cathedral as per the Catholic Church tradition for a serving bishop who dies in office.

The clergyman  will be buried inside the cathedral within a small chapel located near his official seat. The chapel has a statue of Maria.

The bishop who  renowned for preaching peace and reconciliation , died last Monday at his residence, after suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.

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