Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit (L), the new Archbishop of Kenya, with his predecessor, Eliud Wabukala

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attended the enthronement of the new primate of Kenya, the Most Revd Dr Jackson Ole Sapit.

Archbishop Justin joined thousands of Anglicans from Kenya and beyond yesterday at the service at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi.

The vibrant and colourful service was attended by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta; his Vice President, William Ruto; Anglican primates from Africa and beyond; ambassadors, Mothers' Union representatives, various clergy and laity, and many other notable guests and dignitaries.

Speaking during the service, Archbishop Justin said: “Your Grace, you will find a church that has been loved, served and taught by your distinguished predecessor and indeed those before him. It is a church springing in its strength, full of the life of Christ, full of the truth of the scriptures and the love of God.”

He added: “In the world we live in there is tribulation, and as Archbishop you will find tribulation from the world around you, and one which this country is very familiar with – suffering, terrorism, cruelty and brutality. But you’re the voice of peace and hope against such troubles, and we are of much cheer because Christ has overcome the world.”

Reporting by Bellah Zulu / ACNS. 

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