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Anglican Church of Kenya elects a new Archbishop

Posted on: August 21, 2002 12:51 PM
Related Categories: Kenya

The Rt Revd Benjamin Paul Mwanzia has been elected as the new Primate of Anglican Church of Kenya.

The new Archbishop will be the fourth to lead the Anglican Church in Kenya and will be enthroned on 22nd September when the incumbent, the Rt Revd David Gitari, formally retires. The elections were presided over by the chancellor of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Tom Onyango.

The new Archbishop, who is married with five children, said his immediate priorities would be to promote voter education in the Church in view of the imminent general elections in Kenya.

Some 134 delegates from all 28 diocese of Kenya took part in the election.

Article from: African Church Information Service by Herman Kasili