Eldoret Diocese Bishop, Cornelius Kipng’eno arap Korir is dead.
Bishop Korir died on Monday morning at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Bishop Korir will be remembered as a bold defender of human rights who played a pivotal role in preaching peace and cordial relationship among communities in the North Rift during and after 2007/2008 post-election violence.
He has also been vocal in pushing for an end to cattle rustling in the Kerio valley and other cattle theft prone areas in the region.
He was born in 1950 at Segutiet village in Bomet County and ordained Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret on June 2, 1990 when the diocese had 50 parishes, including Kitale that was later hived off to be a diocese on its own.
Bishop Korir has spearheaded the growth of the church membership alongside education and health facilities in the region.
The prelate served in Molo, Kituro and Nakuru before taking up the role of Vocations Director and Episcopal Vicar at the Diocese of Kericho until his death this morning.
Source: Kenya News Agency