KENYA: Lead in the Fight against Corruption, Tanzanian Anglican Archbishop tells New Primate

NAIROBI JULY 5, 2016(CISA)-Archbishop Jacob Chimeledya, primate of the Anglican Church in Tanzania has urged the newly enthroned Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Kenya, Archbishop Dr Jackson Ole Sapit to lead in the forefront in the fight against corruption in Kenya.

“As a leader you cannot remain quiet because being in the top leadership of the church means you have to rebuke and correct whenever necessary,” said Archbishop Chimeledya.

He noted that the “The Anglican Church in Kenya has always been at the forefront in the fight against corruption in Kenya and has never compromised in rebuking corrupt leaders in the country” and urged the new leader to spin the ball against corruption even further.

In his sermon during the enthronement of Bishop Dr Jackson Ole Sapit as the 6th archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) and the 4th Bishop of All Saints Cathedral Diocese, Archbishop Chimeledya urged the new Primate of the Anglican Church in Kenya to “always prepare to preach the word at all times.”

“You cannot choose, whether it’s a good season or bad one you still have to preach. Remember that the kingdom of God is near but it has not fully come because of all the evil that is still happening in the world today,” he said.

“Therefore the Church under your leadership has an important role to play. You have to safeguard the Christian faith by safeguarding the orthodox Christian teachings,” said Archbishop Chimeledy.

After his recognition and enthronement, accomplished after taking the vows and undertakings, Archbishop Ole Sapit gave his charge which covered a wide range of issues including the importance of peace in the country, his vision for the Anglican Church of Kenya and the need for the church to “remain true to her calling.”

The service at All Saints Cathedral church in Nairobi was attended by  President Uhuru Kenyatta; Vice President, William Ruto, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, other primates from Africa and beyond, ambassadors, Mothers’ Union representatives, various clergy and laity amongst many  other guests and dignitaries.

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