Rev. Rose Okeno Is Kenya’s First Female Anglican Church Bishop

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Rose Okeno beat two male competitors to be elected Head of Butere Diocese

By The Weekly Vision Online

Reverend Rose Okeno was yesterday consecrated as the first female bishop in the history of the Anglican Church of Kenya, in a ceremony presided over by Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit.

In attendance at the consecration ceremony were several prominent leaders including ODM Leader Raila Odinga, ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi, Central Organisation of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Okeno beat two male competitors to be elected Head of Butere Diocese. The elections, which were presided over by the Diocesan Chancellor Myron Mukuna went into the second round of voting after the preliminary vote failed to produce an outright winner.

Running against the Bishop-elect were Venerable John Anzaya and Reverend Harrison Etindi. Okeno has been the acting bishop following the resignation of Bishop Tim Wambunya in September last year.

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