Deputy President Dr. William Ruto has promised that political leadership and the church will work to spearhead the vision aspirations of the late Bishop Cornelius Korir.
The late Bishop Korir was the Bishop of Eldoret Diocese, until his demise in 2017. He was revered and considered a peace icon who worked to help restore peace in the wide Kerio valley.
And speaking during the installation of Rt. Rev Dominic Kimengich as the new Bishop of Eldoret Diocese, Dr. Ruto said the good deeds that the Bishop started will be continued with the support of leaders.
The late Bishop left good plans of peace and building of the nation. It is my promise that we shall continue working together to ensure that we continue building on the solid foundation that (Bishop Korir) left,” said Dr. Ruto.
Governor Jackson Mandago said he will support efforts to see that county government in the North Rift work with the clergy and the church as a whole, in every aspect.
The Uasin Gishu Governor also reiterated Bishop Kimengich’s experience in Lodwar as a sublime to efforts of ensuring that peace is established and maintained in Kerio Valley.
Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megan, who attended the event as a representative of Vatican, and Eminence Archbishop Cardinal John Njue, were among the catholic leadership who attended the occasion.
Governors Josephat Nanok, Stanley Kiptis, Alex Tolgos, Stepehen Sang and Senators Prof Margaret Kamar, Gideon Moi, and Deputy Governors Daniel Chemno, Wesley Rotich and Eulita Cheruiyot.
Members of Parliament Oscar Sudi, Caleb Kositany, Chris Wamalwa, William Chepkut, Vincent Tuwei and Corneli Serem and others, were among legislators who attended the ceremony.
About 5,000 people attended the installation event held at the Mother of Apostles, Seminary.