Mourners seriously injured during Bishop Cornelius Korir's Burial


Reports indicate that the two were injured after an LCD screen set for the public to follow the proceedings fell from a beam it had been mounted on due to strong winds.

The two were rescued by the Red Cross Workers, as they had been trapped under the heavy metals used to mount the screen and rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The screen fell a few meters from where Deputy William Ruto and a few Bishops were waiting to receive President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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 67-year-old Bishop passed on at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret on Monday morning.

The demise of the man of the clothe hit headline Monday morning even as the cause of his death remained unknown.

Unconfirmed reports early Monday indicated that the Bishop might have passed on due to a heart attack while at St Luke Hospital  in Eldoret and his body taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The late was born on 6th July 1950. He was ordained as a catholic priest in 1982 and was later appointed as Catholic Bishop of Eldoret Diocese on 2nd of April 1990.

The Bishop was ordained as Bishop on 2nd June 1990  and until his death, he was among Church leaders in North Rift region who have been warning political leaders against utterances that might divide Kenyans along tribal lines.


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