KENYA: Archbishop Ndingi to be buried on Tuesday in Private Ceremony

NAIROBI, APRIL 3, 2020 (CISA)-Most Rev. Raphael S. Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki, Archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Nairobi will be buried on Tuesday, April 7.

According to Fr David Njau, the Communications Coordinator of the catholic archdiocese of Nairobi, the requiem Mass will be held at the Holy Family Basilica from 10 am and thereafter he will be buried at the crypt in the Basilica.

“It will be a private funeral ceremony. Not more than 100 persons will be allowed at the funeral,” reads the Wednesday April 1 statement.

The restrictions are in adherence to the social distancing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has so far infected 110 people and claimed three lives in Kenya.

“Those participating will include representatives of the Mwana a’Nzeki family from Mwala area in Machakos County, Kenya Catholic Conference of Bishops, Diocese of Machakos, Diocese of Nakuru and the Archdiocese of Nairobi,” the statement said.

The private ceremony, which will last for not more than one hour, will be televised live by some media stations to allow Catholic faithful and Kenyans at large to follow the proceedings.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi announced the death of Archbishop Ndingi on Tuesday March 31.