Political leaders in the North Rift region have pledged to work closely with the Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop-elect Dominic Kimengich.
Led by Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago EGH, the leaders also hailed the work that Apostolic Administrator Bishop Maurice Crowley did in the diocese for the two years he had been in charge.
Ahead of his installation scheduled for Saturday, Bishop Kimengich visited the office of the Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago EGH who pledged to work with him.
Mandago also welcomed the Bishop-elect to Uasin Gishu.
“We have been praying that the diocese gets a new Bishop and we’re happy that you were chosen. Welcome to Uasin Gishu County. We will work with you in all sectors,” Mandago said.
Later, Bishop Kimengich received a heroic welcome at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Eldoret town where thousands of faithful had lined up on the road rise.
The Bishop also prayed for the local leaders who included Governors Mandago, Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Elgeyo Marakwet’s Alex Tolgos together with MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Silas Tiren (Moiben) and Caleb Kositany (Soy) as well as Nandi Deputy Governor Yulita Cheruiyot and MCAs.
Bishop Kimengich will be installed tommorow in a ceremony that will be held at the Mother’s of Apostles Seminary.
He will be taking over the Diocese leadership from the late Bishop Cornelius Korir who died two years ago.