Bishop elect of Mt Kenya South Diocese has promised to serve with utmost humility and co operation with the clergy the flock were served better.
Charles Muturi, who was former assistant bishop made the commitment during his acceptance speech last Saturday to a well packed congregation at St James Cathedral.
He stressed on the need to united the diocese more than ever and said his tenure would focus on more outreach missions and projects to ensure that the congregation and the society benefited.
“I thank everyone who has been with me in this journey and am certain that working together as a team in this diocese will take us far,” said Muturi
Rt.Rev Muturi was nominated by 62 clergy officials from Mt Kenya diocese for the position which quite a huge number was considering that only one nomination was enough to send him through.
There was jubilation from congregants who were present as the bishop elect made his acceptance speech many of who were from the cathedral where he served as the assistant bishop. They danced and sang praise songs as the bishop elect was presented to the public
While welcoming the bishop, Joshua Kimotho, one of the congregants of the church was happy with the appointment and believes that the bishop elect has more to offer. “The bishop will be able to continue with uncompleted and new projects for the church and diocese at large when he was the assistant and since he has been given a senior mandate now, he will be able to do more,” Kimotho said
The Electoral College is mandated to vote in the Bishop. It is drawn from the diocese and the provinces so as to represent interests of their congregants.
Rt.Rev Muturi ran against Dr. Leonard Bito and Francis Thandi, Archdeacons of Githunguri and Limuru respectively in the race to vie for the bishop seat.
The election was preceded by a service at the cathedral that comprised family and friends in support of their candidates.
Rt.Rev. Muturi will officially take over on 29th December, 2019 from the outgoing bishop, Rt.Rev. Timothy Ranji. He is the 6th bishop at the cathedral which is over a century old. His term will take 8 years
By Lydia Shiloya and Harry Kamanda