• Christians pooled money to purchase the car, with chairman Charles Mulila handing the keys to the cleric
Christians on Saturday gifted new Kitui Catholic Bishop Rev Joseph Mwongela a Sh6.5 million Land Cruiser vehicle during his ordination following his appointment on March 17.
He was given the car keys by Charles Mulila, the chairman of Kitui Christians, who pooled money to purchase the car, at St Charles Lwanga School, Kitui.
The ceremony, led by the Pope's representative in Kenya Archbishop Hurbertus Van Megen, was witnessed by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue and Mwongela’s predecessor Archbishop Antony Muheria.
President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a congratulatory message through Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa. Present were governors Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni).