In Summary
  • Business came to a standstill in Eldoret Town as Kenyans lined up along the busy Uganda Road to pay their last respects to the Bishop.
  • Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago and his Nandi counterpart Stephen Sang led other leaders in paying their last respect to the Bishop.

Thousands of Catholic faithful and Kenyans have converged at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Eldoret Town to view the body of the late Bishop Cornelius Korir who will be buried tomorrow (Saturday).

The cortege left the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary at 11am on Friday and snaked its way to the church grounds where the bishop will be buried in accordance with the church tradition.

Business came to a standstill in Eldoret Town as Kenyans lined up along the busy Uganda Road to pay their last respects to the Bishop.

Catholic faithful sang in low tones in honour of the fallen bishop.

VIGIL MASSES

Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago and his Nandi counterpart Stephen Sang led other leaders in paying their last respect to the Bishop.

The public will have an opportunity to view the body until 3pm before the start of a requiem mass.

There will be six vigil masses with the first vigil set to begin at 7pm and the last at 5am on Saturday morning.

The vigil masses will be led by different deaneries.

On Saturday, mourners will converge at Eldoret Sports Club for burial mass where about 100,000 people among them President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto among others are expected to attend.

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