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Anglican Church of Kenya; The ‘Secretive’ visit of Dr William Rowans the Archbishop of Canterbury


I am a proud Anglican Church of Kenya member. Hey! You cannot bully me nor challenge me on that one.’ If you want we can bet, but not with my surly pessimism and paradoxes, what ever it means.’ Wait a minute! Who of you knows the head of the Anglican Church of Kenya? Ooops!  I meant the head of the Anglican Communion world wide. Do you have an idea?

Of course, you will tell me that Archbishop Dr Eliud Wabukala is the head of the Anglican Church of Kenya. Yes, yes you are right and, I will score you 100 percent. He is also my diocesan Bishop at All Saints Diocese in Nairobi. Anglican Church of Kenya boosts of several dioceses in its Province. The Archbishop is the notable head of the Communion.

Anglican Church of Kenya and the undercover ‘secret’ visit;

Anglican Church of Kenya

The Archbishop of Anglican Church of Kenya and Dr. Rowan Williams

Dr Rowan Williams is the purported world wide leader of the Anglican Communion though, in a ceremonial capacity. Dr Rowan arrived in Nairobi on Saturday 18th June 2011 at the start of a week long visit.

The head of the Anglican Church of Kenya Dr Wabukala while welcoming his brother Dr Rowan said ,  ‘’Your Grace , I reiterate our welcome and openness in sharing the apostolic faith within the Anglican Communion. This I reckon is the greatest opportunity that we share within the body of Christ; witnessing the Good News of Salvation’’

How many of us who share the Anglican Communion in Kenya at least new of the Archbishop’s visit? Or if we knew, did we take it with the seriousness it deserves? Have you ever noticed when for example a senior Popes representative visit the Catholic Church in Kenya, what do you think will happen?

Anglican Church of Kenya probably had a prominent visitor but it did not make sense why we did not feel the vibrancy or the excitement about this. Ok fine! It might not have been that important to all the membership of the Anglican Church of Kenya but it meant something for some of us.

I attended the evening service held at the National Cathedral in Nairobi in which Dr Rowan attended, and interestingly majority of the congregants were guest clergy within the Anglican Church of Kenya congregations. The local parishioners were not fully enlightened about the visit.

‘Or maybe we were not enthusiastic enough. But why was this? This must have been because of the poor handlers of the visit or a possibility of an intentional error of omission that will make the Primates visit a secret’.

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