Kakamega, 26 October, 2022 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Ahead of the Golden Jubilee celebration of his Episcopal Ordination, Bishop Philip Sulumeti, the pioneer Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya, has been lauded for his efforts to lay the foundation of faith in the Western part of the country.
In a Video recording published and circulated on Monday, October 24 by Capuchin TV in Kenya, Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe hails his predecessor who started his Episcopal Ministry in August 1972 as the Auxiliary Bishop of Kisumu Diocese and whose Golden Jubilee celebration has been scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.
“Bishop Sulumeti has played a tremendous role in the pastoral life of the Church. When you look at Kakamega and the Metropolitan of Kisumu at large, you see the vibrance of faith,” Bishop Obanyi has said.
The Kenyan Bishop adds, “The grounding, that foundation of faith that was laid there has been strong, thanks to zealous shepherds and pastors like Bishop Sulumeti.”
Bishop Sulumeti “was able to guide the life of the Diocese of Kakamega for all these years in terms of the many many things he did,” Bishop Obanyi says about his 85-year-old predecessor who was at the helm of the Kenyan Diocese from 1978 to December 2014.