.- After a long-time battle with kidney problems, Archbishop Nicodemus Kirima of Nyeri, Kenya, died today in a Nairobi hospital at the age of 71.
According to CISA, Kirima had been hospitalized since November 4th when he slipped into a coma while receiving dialysis. The prelate had been in and out of the hospital since last year when his kidney’s failed during a trip to the United States.
The archbishop was born in 1936 in Kenya and ordained in 1962. He was appointed bishop in 1988 and was named archbishop in 1990.