The Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has reprimanded politicians and church leaders taking advantage of their predecessors’ achievements.
The Archbishop who was speaking on Sunday during the Sixth Anniversary of the Katakwa Diocese first Bishop,EliudOkiring at St. Marks Hoito AnglicanChurch in Mt. Elgon Archdeaconry said majority of current leaders areriding on others achievements instead of focusing on their owndevelopment agenda.
The late Okiring laid a foundation for the diocese after itscreation. His predecessor Bishop Emeritus ZakayoEpus followed suitand made a significant contribution. Now it is upon Bishop John Okudeto create another empire and also make history.
The children of the late Bishop should also be told that the successstory of their late father belongs to him and the widow-BeatriceOkiring. They should strive to leave their own legacy, he said.
The Archbishop thanked former Amagoro lawmaker, Albert Ekirapa, forplaying a leading role in the creation of the diocese and urgedChristians to come out and develop the diocese rather than wait foroutsiders.
Prior to the church service, Archbishop Ole Sapit led the unveiling of the crossof the late Bishop at the Mausoleum within the church compound andopening of a Library which will the history of the Diocese and the work of the late bishop among other material.
The Archbishop has since Wednesdaybeen on a pastoral tour of Katakwa Diocese whichsplit from Nambale diocese in 1994.
The Diocese comprises Mt Elgon, Teso North and South Sub Counties.
Yesterday, he visited Chamasiri and Albert Ekirapa Secondary School andtalked to students and later opened St. Philips Aukot Anglican Churchin Angurai.
He revealed that he has spent the last two years visiting and knowing
his church members noting that he has so far made pastoral visits to35 dioceses out of 39.
Source: Kenya News Agency