Kenyan Archbishop Kirima dies

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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.