The Rt Revd Dr. Eliud W. Wabukala was elected the 5th Primate and Archbishop of Kenya in a very peaceful, joyous 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:
The Rt Revd Stephen Kewasis
The Rt Revd Dr. Samson Mwaluda
The Rt Revd Joseph Wasonga
Bishop Eliud 58 is married to Karen and blessed with five adult children between thirty and twenty one years old.
Archbishop-Elect Eliud Wabukala will succeed the Most Revd Dr. Benjamin Nzimbi who retires on 30th June, 2009. Bishop Wabukala was consecrated and enthroned the first Bishop of Bungoma Diocese on 13th October, 1996 where he has served for the last thirteen years.
Bishop Wabukala will be enthroned the Fifth Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya on Sunday 5th July, 2009 at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi at 10.00 a.m.
(Item from the Rt Revd Lawrence Dena, Provincial Secretary, The Anglican Church of Kenya)
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