Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir of Eldoret Diocese has died while undergoing treatment at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, local church officials have confirmed.

Bishop Cornelius Kipng’eno Arap Korir was born on 6th July 1950. He was ordained as a catholic priest in 1982 and was later appointed as Catholic Bishop of Eldoret Diocese on 2nd of April 1990.

He was ordained as Bishop on 2nd June 1990.   Bishop Cornelius Korir was among Church leaders in North Rift region who have been warning political leaders against utterances that might divide Kenyans along tribal lines.

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