Retired Catholic Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki will be buried in a private ceremony next week on Tuesday, April 7.
In a statement released by the church, only about 100 people will be allowed to the ceremony.
Kenyans will, however, be able to watch the burial proceedings which will be televised live by some media houses.
A requiem mass will be held at the Holy Family Basilica from 10 am followed by burial thereafter.
“It will be a private funeral ceremony. Nor more than 100 persons will be allowed at the funeral,” the statement read in part
This is aimed at ensuring strict observance of social distancing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has so far infected 81 people and claimed one life in Kenya.
Those allowed to attend the funeral service will be the church and family representatives.
“Those participating will include representatives of the Mwana a’Nzeki family from Mwala area in Machakos County, Kenya Catholic Conference of Bishops, Diocese of Machakos, Diocese of Nakuru and the Archdiocese of Nairobi,” the statement said
It is not yet clear whether the head of state or his deputy will attend the burial ceremony.