Mgange Nyika Catholic Parish Assistant Priest, Father Salim Kizito will be laid to rest at the Mbaraki cemetery in Mombasa on March, Thursday, 24, 2022.
This has been officially announced by the Mombasa Archdiocese Archbishop Martin Kivuva, who will also lead the Holy requiem mass at the Holy Ghost Cathedral on the same day, Thursday from 10 am before the burial ceremony later on in the day.
The young Catholic Priest was involved in a tragic road accident along the Bura-Mwatate road on Monday, 14 in the evening.
Father Kizito riding on a motorcycle was hit by an oncoming private car and sustained serious injuries on his head, ribs and limbs.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital however, his health situation worsened and he succumbed to injuries the same night.
“The young Father Salim Kizito was ordained as a Catholic Priest together with his colleagues in a colourful ceremony conducted at the Loretto Convent school grounds in Mombasa in 2019,” disclosed Archbishop Kivuva.
The holy mass was led by Archbishop Kivuva, and Father Kizito had served as a Catholic Priest at the Mgange Nyika Catholic Parish for barely three years before he met his death.
“He was an approachable character and always focused on developing Mgange Nyika Catholic Parish, may good Lord rest his soul in eternal peace,” prayed Archbishop Kivuva.
Meanwhile, the Catholic faithful from both Mgange Nyika and Timbila Catholic Parishes in Taita Taveta County are still in shock following the sudden demise of their Father, Salim Kizito.
They termed him as a dedicated, humble, selfless and determined Man of God who was always with the community.
“He used to conduct Holy masses in the church and as well at the grassroots level where he always visited families at their homes, closely monitoring their welfare and prayed for them. We thank God for the gift of life and we will dearly miss his service to God and service to humanity,” Archbishop Martin Kivuva further noted.