A high powered delegation gathered at the All Saints Cathedral on Sunday 7th July 2009, to celebrate the enthronement of the newly- elected Archbishop Dr. Eliud Wabukala (photo left).
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. Mwai Kibaki and the Vice- President Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, attended the service among other ministers, diplomatic dignitaries and other guests. In his speech, the president praised the social transformation work done by the Anglican Church of Kenya and urged other churches to emulate such. "This is the mark of authentic Christianity, when your actions witness that you are different," he said.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Eliud W. Wabukala was elected the 5th Primate and Archbishop of Kenya in a peaceful and orderly election process by a 158 member Electoral College of the Anglican Church of Kenya that was gathered at the All Saints Cathedral on 24th April, 2009. Among him were other three contesting bishops namely:- Rt. Rev. Stephen Kewasis, Rt. Rev. Samson Mwaluda and Rt. Rev. Joseph Wasonga.
Archbishop Wabukala was enthroned the Fifth Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya. In a comprehensive 'Archbishop's charge' which highlighted his projected scope of focus, he pledged to serve diligently.
Archbishop Dr. Eliud Wabukala succeeds the Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Nzimbi who retired on 30th June, 2009.He was consecrated and enthroned the first Bishop of Bungoma Diocese on 13th October, 1996 where he has served for thirteen years.