Thousands of mourners among them President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are attending burial mass for the late Eldoret Diocese Bishop Cornelius Korir at the Eldoret Sports Club.

The mass is led by Catholic Head in Kenya Cardinal John Njue and other Catholic Bishops.

Clerics from other denominations are also in attendance.

Bishop Korir has been described as an icon of peace and reconciliation among warring communities in the Rift Valley.

Other leaders present include; Cabinet  Secretaries, Eugene Wamalwa (Water) and his Mining counterpart Dan Kazungu. Governors, Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo Marakwet) among other leaders.

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