Two years since the death of Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Cornelius Korir(Pictured above), the government promised to give Sh20 million for the construction of a school in his memory for his enormous contributions to the society and in remembrance of his name.
During late Bishop Korir’s second anniversary, Fr William Sambu of Segutiet parish of Kericho diocese announced that Bishop Cornelius Korir Segutiet Girls’ Secondary School has been started and already, Form One and Two students had so far been admitted to the school.
The priest disclosed that the amount that Uhuru Kenyatta promised is already in the school’s bank account and will be used to start eight classrooms and a modern laboratory facility.
“The money is not enough but once the project starts, we will mobilise friends of goodwill to assist us in raising funds to complete the projects,” Fr Sambu stated.
He was addressing Catholic faithful who attended the 2nd anniversary for Bishop Korir at the Eldoret Cathedral. Bishop Maurice Crowley of Kitale and Dominic Kimengich of Lodwar presided over the function.
It was not clear whether the school was in existence or it was a church project but Fr Sambu said that the school is located on a three-acre land.
Since the death of the bishop, no political leader in Bomet county has come out to make any follow-up on the project, an issue that the family and the church were left to sacrifice their time in making sure that the project is initiated in remembrance of the late bishop.
None of the political leaders in Bomet attended either the 1st anniversary that was held last year and second one and even the area MP Ronald Tonui of Bomet Central, where the late bishop was born, did not attend the ceremony.
The church and the family took an initiative in making sure that the project start with the ultimate aim of remembering late bishop who was known as peace advocate for many years when he served as Eldoret Catholic Bishop.
The elder brother of the late Bishop Korir, Raphael Korir who represented the family during the anniversary, did not delve into the issue of the school.