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Rev. Jackson ole Sapit of Kericho Diocese elected the new ACK Archbishop

By Standard Reporter | May 20th 2016
Reverend Jackson ole Sapit of Kericho Diocese elected the new Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop. (Photo: Courtesy)

Nairobi, Kenya: Reverend Jackson ole Sapit of Kericho Diocese elected the new Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop he replaces Dr. Eliud Wabukala.

Electoral College members of the Anglican Church in Kenya (ACK) met this morning at the All Saints’ Cathedral to elect a new archbishop to replace the retiring Eliud Wabukala.

The representatives of the estimated five million Anglicans that constitute the Kenya Province, started arriving in Nairobi last evening for the key function of picking the church’s sixth primate. The election of a new archbishop was being conducted ahead of the official exit of Dr Wabukala as the head of the church in Kenya in June. Those who were in the race to succeed Wabukala were bishops Moses Masamba Nthuka (Mbere Diocese), James Ochiel (Southern Nyanza Diocese) and Joel Waweru (Nairobi Diocese). Others were Lawrence Dena (Malindi Diocese)and Julius Wanyoike (Thika Diocese).

Reverend Jackson awaits the consecration and enthronement to be conducted on July 3, when he will officially assume the reins of the Archbishop of the Province of Kenya, who also doubles as the bishop of the All Saints Cathedral diocese.

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