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Africa’s top coronavirus deaths: Retired Kenyan bishop dies in Italy

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa is heading is gone past the 1,000 mark as of April 18, 2020. The casualties cut across age groups. From the death of a 6 year-old in Kenya, older patients in most instances and persons in the youth bracket.

Bishop Silas Njiru (pictured) died yesterday morning at a hospital where he had been receiving intensive care.

The 91-year-old bishop (emeritus) of Meru Diocese relocated to Italy a few years after retiring from the pulpit in 2004.

He had served as the second bishop of Meru Diocese for 28 years and retired on March 19, 2004 when he turned 75.

His death was confirmed by his successor, Bishop Salesius Mugambi, through Fr David Kaberia, the priest in charge of St Joseph’s Cathedral.

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