President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated the newly enthroned Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Archbishop, Reverend Dr Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit.
Kenyatta wished Archbishop Ole Sapit success in his duties as the Head of the ACK and further assured him of his support.
He told him he has large shoes to fill, given that his predecessor Eliud Wabukala did Kenyans proud.
“After listening to you, I’m convinced that you are equal to the task. And based on the firm foundation of your predecessor, you will be able to build even a stronger, firmer and greater church for all of us,” said, according to State House.
The former Kericho Catholic Diocese Bishop was enthroned as the sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya at a colourful ceremony witnessed by thousands of faithful led by religious and political leaders from across the country and beyond.
Those present at Nairobi’s All Saints Cathedral include Deputy President William Ruto, former Tanzanian Prime Minister Edward Lowassa and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Reverend Justin Welby.
The 51-year-old Archbishop Ole Sapit takes of over from Bishop Wabukala who retired in June 2016.
Archbishop Ole Sapit will also serve as the fourth Bishop of All Saints Cathedral Diocese and the Bishop Ordinary of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
- DP Ruto expressed confidence that God will give the new Archbishop the grace, courage and wisdom to lead the Church.
He said the country looks up to men and women like Archbishop Ole Sapit to provide the country with a moral compass.
- On his part, the new ACK Archbishop urged politicians from both the government and opposition, to unite and work together for the sake of Kenyans.