Gachagua keeps off politics at bishop's consecration in Nakuru

"Today, I'm not giving you anything to write about, I want to watch the consecration story on the TV."

In Summary
  • Gachagua who has been on a frenzy of political remarks in recent days  jokingly told journalists to look for a different story to write.
  • He said there were different angles to the story including the sermon by Arch Bishop Jackson ole Sapit who presided over the consecration ceremony.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua speaks during the consecration of Venerable Antony Mwaura Mambo as Nakuru Diocese Bishop at Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru Town, June 16, 2024.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua speaks during the consecration of Venerable Antony Mwaura Mambo as Nakuru Diocese Bishop at Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru Town, June 16, 2024.
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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday steered clear of politics when he attended the consecration and enthronement of Nakuru Anglican Church of Kenya Bishop.

Gachagua who has been on a frenzy delivering hard-hitting political remarks in recent days jokingly told journalists to look for a different story to write or concentrate on the concentration.

"Today, I'm not giving you anything to write about, I want to watch the consecration story on the TV screens in the evening and read it in the papers tomorrow," he said.

He said there were different angles to the story including the sermon by Arch Bishop Jackson ole Sapit who presided over the ceremony.

The DP said the acceptance speech of the newly installed Bishop Anthony Mwaura Mambo and a colour story of the event would also suffice.

The DP, his spouse, Pastor Dorcas Rigathi and a host of MPs attended the consencration of Bishop Mambo as the sixth Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK)Bishop of Nakuru.

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MPs present included David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East) Samuel Arama, (Nakuru Town West), Martha Wangari (Gilgil), Paul Chebor (Rongai), and Jayne Kihara (Naivasha).

Joseph Tonui (Kuresoi South), Lilian Gogo (Rangwe), Nakuru Senator Tabitha Karanja and her Nyandarua counterpart, John Methu were also present.

Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Zack Njeru and Nakuru Deputy Governor, David Kones were also in attendance.

Bishop Mambo takes over from Bishop Joseph Muchai who has been holding the position for the past 12 years until his retirement in November last year.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is welcomed at the Nakuru Athletic Club in Nakuru town for the consecration and Enthronement of Ven. Antony Mwaura Mambo as Nakuru Diocese Bishop.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is welcomed at the Nakuru Athletic Club in Nakuru town for the consecration and Enthronement of Ven. Antony Mwaura Mambo as Nakuru Diocese Bishop.
Image: DPCS

Mambo was elected in a highly competitive election held last month where he beat Venerables Martin Kabiru of Menengai East and Dr Samuel Nduati of Njoro.

In his acceptance speech, Mambo thanked his parents for taking him to church and bringing him up in the right direction.

"I attribute every success through my journey in Christianity to my parents who sacrificed their resources to educate me and ensure I followed the right path," he said.

He promised to lead the diocese through the set out tenets and ensure success in all the church's undertakings.

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