Elect youthful Wabukala successor, says Kenyan Anglican Bishop
Maseno West Anglican Bishop Joseph Wasonga has urged bishops to elect a vibrant, innovative and youthful Primate who will replace outgoing Archbishop Eliud Wabukala in the elections slated for April.
He said most of the archbishops elected in the past were aged and could not initiate socio-economic projects that were needed by “our youths and women who passed through Anglican sponsored schools”.
He said a progressive leader who is ready to tackle issues affecting the church and the country and not those who use the leadership to feed selfish interests at the expense of the faithful should lead the Church.
Vote in the best Speaking at ACK, St Peter’s, in Siaya, he asked the bishops not to use ethnicity as a tool to vote in leaders but gauge all contestants and vote the best.
“I hope that the elections would not be guided by politics but by God who will have anointed the person to guide the second biggest Christian denomination in the country,” said Bishop Wasonga. The Bishop urged an issues-oriented leadership.
“We have not been active in championing for health, education and agricultural issues and that’s why we must have quality leaders who can push for such initiatives,” said Wasonga.