The Rt. Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit was elected on 20th May, 2016 as the 6th Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi. The news of his election was shortly announced by the Provincial Dean Rt. Rev. Joseph Wesonga. The incoming primate was elected by an Electoral College of 191 delegates from the 38 episcopal Dioceses from across the country. The Archbishop elect was nominated from among five other equally abled and competent candidates. They include: Julius Wanyoike, Joel Waweru, Moses Masamba, James Ochiel and Lawrence Dena.
The new primate, who will also double up as the Bishop of the All Saints Cathedral Diocese, will succeed the outgoing Archbishop the Most Rev. Dr. Eliud Wabukala who is due to leave office in the month on June.
The Most Rev. Dr. Eliud Wabukala will now join the growing list of the Archbishops emeritus. They are Festo Olang; Manases Kuria, David Gitari, and Benjamin Nzimbi.
The new Primate will be enthroned on the 3rd July 2016.