Anglican Church of Kenya has recorded history with the consecration of its first female Bishop. Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit presided over a ceremony where Reverend Rose Okeno was crowned bishop.
Her appointment as Butere Diocese Bishop means she has defeated two male competitors. Her running mates have been Bishop-elect Venerable John Anzaya and Reverend Harrison Etindi.
Okeno succeeds Bishop Tim Wambunya who tendered his resignation in September, 2020. At this point she is rightfully, Rev Rose Okeno.
Additionally, Bishop Okeno vowed to lead the congregation with wisdom. She also promises to to uphold transparency and accountability as taught by her predecessors.
“Our Bishop talked about hope and transformation of Butere Diocese, this far we have come but the main challenge remains to build our diocese,” Okeno said.
The joyful Bishop gladly took time to reflect on deeds of others who have been working for the church.
“I remember the words of our founding Bishop Horrace Okumu who served as Butere Bishop between 1993 and 2006. He asked us how we were prepared to build the church from the foundation of the missionaries and urged us to do more.”
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