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Bishop Silas Njiru

Story Posted By: Story courtesy africanews.com, published-07/2020
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Media in Kenya earlier this week reported the death of a former Catholic Bishop who died of COVID-19 in the Italian city of Turin. According to reports Bishop Silas Njiru succumbed to the disease while undergoing treatment at the Rivoli Hospital. He was 92 years old. Njiru was the bishop of Meru County in central Kenya over a period of 28 years (from 1976 until 2004). Bishop Salesius Mugambi, who took over from him told a local newspaper that Njiru lived in a retirement home where two other elderly priests had contracted the virus. Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto in paying tribute to the retired Bishop referred to him as a “tender-hearted and gracious man with steadfast religious credence, which he instilled to many.”