Death and Funeral Announcement of Archbishop Raphael Simon Ndingi Mwana a’ Nzeki

It is with great sorrow that the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi wishes to announce the passing on to glory of their beloved Archbishop Emeritus, His Grace Raphael Simon Ndingi Mwana a’ Nzeki, which occurred on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Mater Hospital.

Archbishop Ndingi was born on December 25, 1931 at Myanyani Sub location, Mwala location, Machakos County as the last born to the late Mzee Joseph Nzeki Ngila and Mama Maria Muthoki Nzeki. His siblings were: Paul Muli Nzeki, Veronica Kavenge Kioko, Ann Muluu Mulile, Teresia Katunge Nthuli, Ndeto Nzeki, Kamulo Nzeki, Philip Mwania Nzeki (alive) and Mutisya Nzeki. Brother in law to: Wayua, Mutila Muli, Kioko Mwalimu, Nthuli Ing’eti, Mulile Mutiso among others. Cousin to: Musyoka Kieti, Muema Ndolo, Kavii Kilavu, Mueni Kamami, Kathoki,Yula,Anthony Nzonzi, among others.

Uncle to: Mbai Muli, Musyoki Muli, Michael Mutua, Anthony Kitheka, Dominic Kioko, Simon Kioko (USA), Raphael Kanyele, Joseph Nzeki, Nthikwa Muli, Chritine Ndinda, Margaret Mwikali, Paulina Mboka, Koki,Mukonyo among others. He was a grandfather to: Sr. Kavesa Muithya, Marylnn Mumbua, Emmanuel Mwando, Christopher Mbuvi, Petronila Munyiva, Kyalo Mull, Emmanuel Mbithi, Angel Mutheu, Ann Mueni, Margaret Katunge, Ann Muluu, Musivu, Raphael Nzonzi, Anthony Kanyele, Ngila Muli, Mutinda Mulile, Maria Muthoki, Raphel Ndingi among others. Great Grandfather to: Sebastian Kioko, Sr Carol Kyalo, Richard Ngila, Anna Mutila, among others. Great Great Grandfather to: Joachim Ndingi, Mbithe Mbithi,Wayua Kivuva, Robert Mutua, Muriithi Mutua among others. He was also a mentor and benefactor to many more.

He was ordained priest on January 1, 1961 in Kabaa Parish, Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi by the late J.J McCarthy then the Archbishop of Nairobi and later appointed Bishop of Machakos in May 29, 1969. 0n 30th January 1972, he was installed as the Bishop of Nakuru where he served until his appointment as the coadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi on 13th August 1996. On 21st June 1997, Bishop Ndingi succeeded Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga till his retirement on 6th October 2007. In 2019, Archbishop Emeritus Ndingi Mwana a’ Nzeki celebrated his Golden jubilee anniversary as a Bishop. Priests are requested to continue offering private Mass for the repose of his soul.

The funeral of the late Archbishop Emeritus Ndingi Mwana a’ Nzeki will be on Tuesday, 7th April 2020. The requiem Mass starts at 10.00am and thereafter he will be buried at the crypt in the Holy Family Minor Basilica. NB: The burial is by invite only

“In God’s hands may you rest, in our hearts you will live forever.”

Eternal rest grant to him Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

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It is with great sorrow that the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi wishes to announce the passing on to glory of their beloved Archbishop Emeritus, His Grace Raphael Simon Ndingi Mwana a’ Nzeki, which occurred on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Mater Hospital. Archbishop Ndingi was born on December 25, 1931...