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New Kitui Catholic Bishop Mwongela gifted Sh6.5m Land Cruiser

It was a gift to appreciate his appointment as bishop on March 17

In Summary

• Christians pooled money to purchase the car, with chairman Charles Mulila handing the keys to the cleric

The car gifted to Bishop Mwongela
The car gifted to Bishop Mwongela
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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).

Charles Mulila hands the keys to Bishop Joseph Mwongela
Charles Mulila hands the keys to Bishop Joseph Mwongela
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Bishop Mwongela lies prostrate on the floor in supplication during his ordination as Archbishop Hurbertus Van Megen, His Eminence John Cardinal Njue and Archbishop Antony Muheria kneel before him in prayer
Bishop Mwongela lies prostrate on the floor in supplication during his ordination as Archbishop Hurbertus Van Megen, His Eminence John Cardinal Njue and Archbishop Antony Muheria kneel before him in prayer
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Bishop Joseph Mwongela poses for a photo with the faithful after his ordination
Bishop Joseph Mwongela poses for a photo with the faithful after his ordination
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Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana
GUESTS Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana
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Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua
Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua
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