The country was on Monday shocked by the abrupt death of Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Cornelius Korir.

His death occurred at at time of political uncertainty, and he was seen as one of the few sober and impartial men of God always preaching peace.

It has now emerged that a postmortem on the body will not be conducted, as the cause of his death is more or less clear.

According to Phillip Anyollo, chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, the late Bishop Korir suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure. The two ailments were detected late, and doctors had already started treating him to manage complications.

“The health problems were not detected early. He spent several days in bed.”

On the morning he passed on, Bishop Korir was supposed to be transferred to Karen Hospital in Nairobi for specialized treatment. A flight had already been booked, but priests who had gone to help him prepare found him dead.

His body is lying at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital farewell home.

The late Bishop Korir will be laid to rest next Saturday, with the President and his deputy expected to attend.