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BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,31ST MARCH,2020-Retired Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki has died
.According to Archbishop Antony Muheria of Nyeri Diocese,Ndingi passed on the clergy house in Nairobi on Tuesday night.
The late Archbishop has served in many capacities and places during his lifetime. He first served as assistant priest at Makadara, Nairobi; Education Secretary-General of Catholic Bishops; Bishop of Machakos, later of Nakuru and finally the Archbishop of Nairobi.
He entered the national limelight when he opposed the Kanu government’s directive that forced voters to queue or line up behind their candidate.
This bold image was reinforced in 1992 when Mwana a’Nzeki risked his life by supporting the victims of tribal clashes in the Rift Valley.
During his tenure as Bishop of Machakos, at Nakuru and as Archbishop of Nairobi, he invested heavily in education, not only of priests but also sought resources and opportunities for many people to further their education in various professions.
In 2019, he celebrated 50 years since his ordination as bishop by Pope Paul VI in Uganda during the pontiff’s historic visit to Africa.
Records show that no Catholic bishop has celebrated their episcopal golden jubilee in Kenya. This was a first, a record for the Church in the country.
Since his appointment as Bishop of Machakos in 1969, the prelate remains one of the best known Church leaders in the nation.