His Grace the retired Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki has passed on last night Monday 30th March 2020 at their Clergy House Nairobi after a long illness.
For a while now, the 88-year old had been struggling with poor health and old age. Until his death, Ndingi has remained prayerful and uncompromising in matters of faith and morals.
The archbishop served the church for many years, nearly four decades, in various capacities, having started as a parish priest, then as Bishop of Machakos from 1969. He was later elevated to the rank of archbishop.
He served in many roles and places: assistant priest at Makadara, Nairobi; Education Secretary-General of Catholic Bishops; student at Rochester College, New York; Bishop of Machakos, later of Nakuru and finally the Archbishop of Nairobi.
He will be greatly remembered for his leading voice on matters democracy, constantly pointing out failures of leadership during the Kanu regime.
Ndingi never tired from reminding Kenyans the importance of participating in the democratization through elections, lobbying or civil activism.
Check out photos of the late Archbishop Ndingi below: