Archbishop receiving a documentation of his tenure

Sunday, May 8, 2016 marked the retirement service for the outgoing 5th Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) the Most Rev. Dr. Eliud Wabukala. The family and friends joined other faithful's at All Saints Cathedral Church Nairobi to witness the last ecclesiastical service by the Archbishop as the head of the church. In his retirement message, the Archbishop thanked all church stakeholders for their unequivocal support during his 8 years' tenure at the helm of the church. "I have had that wonderful support from people around me. The secret of leadership is to be able to create relationship by coalescing towards each other and having a common vision". The archbishop offered to continue praying for the church and the nation even at his retirement. He particularly urged Kenyans to observe peace and especially during the upcoming electioneering period of 2017.

The Most Rev. Dr. Wabukala is set to vacate office by end of June. The search committee led by the ACK Provincial Chancellor has already settled on six candidates from the house of bishops who have expressed interest to succeed him. The six bishops are Moses Masaba, James ochiel, Joseph Nasoore, Julius Wanyoike, Joel Waweru and Lawrence Dena.

The Electoral College is set to congregate at All Saints Cathedral Nairobi to elect his successor and the 6th Archbishop of the Anglican Church on May 20, 2016.

His grace and the six candidates
As he prepares to pass over the leadership mantle, Dr. Eliud Wabukala will be remembered for his peace building efforts especially after the 2008/09 post-election skirmishes. He will also be remembered for advocating peaceful coexistence between various religious faiths. The archbishop was also a strong anticorruption crusader. His voice for the poor and less privileged will also not go unnoticed. His retirement booklet, "The Primate's Journey 2009 – 2016" has more elaborated account of his tenure. He is also a strong believer of traditional Anglican Orthodox faith.
Archbishop with his family
The retirement service was graced by among others his family members, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, Nairobi County Governor Dr. Evans Kidero and Equity Bank Group CEO Dr. James Mwangi.
Congregants following through the service
A section of Bishops and Clergy during the service
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