Late Archbishop Nzeki was a bastion of peace, President Kenyatta says

President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the late Nairobi Catholic Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki as a loving and outstanding man of God whose servant leadership shall be missed by Kenyans.

“Besides his role as a religious leader, the late Archbishop dedicated himself to the protection of the weak and the fight for justice, and never shied away from doing the right thing, and in doing so, he distinguished himself as a servant leader and role model,” the President’s message read.

He said the cleric will be remembered as a Kenyan icon, a bastion of peace and a man of true faith who answered his life-long calling as minister of the gospel and a shepherd of mankind.

“As we mourn Archbishop Ndingi Mwana ‘a Nzeki’s death, let us be grateful that he lived his life well in the Lord, and that he has left an indelible mark in the lives of all those who had the privilege of knowing him,” read the President’s statement.

President Kenyatta observed that since his ordination as a priest in 1961, Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki faithfully served the Catholic Church with distinction and never compromised his calling even at the most trying and challenging times in the history of our country.

“Fellow Kenyans, let us all take time to reflect on Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a ‘Nzeki’s famous words, “Mwamini Mungu si mtovu” (He who believes in God lacks nothing),” President Kenyatta said.

Deputy President William Ruto on his part said Kenya had lost a moral enthusiast, focused and selfless leader who will be fondly remembered for working for the greater good of the people of Kenya.