Saturday, May 21, 2016

Anglican Church of Kenya's new Archbishop elected

From Kenya-

The Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has elected a new archbishop who will serve as the sixth head of the church.

The Right Reverend Jackson Ole Sapit of the Kericho diocese was elected archbishop of the ACK at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi by an electoral college of 191 delegates from the 38 episcopal dioceses from across the country representing about five million Kenyan Anglicans.

He was nominated along with five other candidates – Julius Wanyoike (Thika Diocese), Joel Waweru (Nairobi Diocese), Moses Masamba (Mbeere Diocese), James Ochiel (Southern Nyanza Diocese), and Lawrence Dena (Malindi Diocese).

There were no women candidates, as the Anglican Church in Kenya only allows women up to the archdeacon level.

Sapit, who will also serve as the bishop of the All Saints Cathedral Diocese, succeeds outgoing Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, who is due to leave office in June.

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