Irish Born Catholic Priest Fr Francis (Frank), McNabb who died last week was laid to rest in his home Country on Monday.
Frank, as he was famously known was a missionary from St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan.
He was born in 1933.
St Patrick’s Missionary Society is an Irish Roman Catholic Society of Apostolic life composed of missionary priests sometimes known as the Kiltegan Fathers from its headquarters at Kiltegan, County Wicklow.
It uses the post nominal initials of S.P.S. The motto of the Society is “Christ’s love compels us”.
As of 2008, the Society had a total of 307 Priests.
Fr MacNabb worked for the Dioceses of Eldoret, Kisumu and Kitale and died on May 10, 2019.
According to the Society, Frank died peacefully in the Care Unit at St Patrick’s, Kiltegan, In Ireland.
He was buried at the Society’s cemetery on Monday.
As the burial ceremony went on in Ireland, a church service to remember and honor him was held in Kitale on Monday.
The service was led by Bishop Maurice Crowley of Kitale diocese at St.Patrick’s Makunga Catholic church where the priest worked.
Crowley is also a member f St Patrick’s Missionary Society.
The service was also attended by hundreds of Priests and Nuns from Kitale, Eldoret and the neighboring dioceses.
MacNabb who was the larger Eldoret Diocese Catholic Church’s Construction chairman helped to put up more than fifty Churches in Eldoret and Kitale.
Kitale was part of Eldoret Diocese before Eldoret was split.
He will also be remembered for helping construct many Catholic schools in the region.
During the Service, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa could not hold back tears.
Wamalwa is the National Assembly Catholic MPs chairperson.
The MP cut short his speech as he described how humble father Frank MacNabb was.
“There are several things I had discussed with Father MacNabb. I was to reply but it’s unfortunate that he has gone without getting my response; it’s painful for me” Wamalwa sobbed.
Others who attended the function were Kwanza 2017 parliamentary candidate Nicholas Wamalwa, Politician Eunice Karanja,Trans Nzoia nominated MCA Rodgers Barasa among others.