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PHOTOS: Inside Bishop Cornelius Korir’s grave

Details of the crypt where the late Eldoret Diocese Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir will be buried have emerged.

The 67-year-old cleric died on Monday and a decision to bury him inside the church cathedral on Saturday was arrived at through a conference of Catholic bishops.

Korir will be laid to rest inside St John’s Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral church inside a well polished and tiled under-croft.

Many dignitaries including top government officials and top Catholic Church officials were present to pay their last respect to the late cleric.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto led senior government officials in mourning the man described by many as an icon of peace in Rift Valley, a region dotted by incidents of lawlessness fueled by cattle rustlers.

Korir is the fifth Kenyan cleric to be buried inside a church. Others whose remain were laid inside the house of the Lord include former Nyeri Diocese Bishop Gatimu Ngandu (1987), his successor Nicodemus Kirima (2007), Tiberius Mugendi of Kisii diocese (1993) and Bishop Longinus Atundo of Bungoma (1996).

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