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BY PSCU,NAIROBI,5TH DEC,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the church to work more closely with the Government in the delivery of services to Kenyans.
The President noted the state and the church need to synergise each other saying, it is prudent for leaders whether secular or religious to cooperate so as to achieve the common objective of serving humanity.
“You can always count on my support, my Government’s support as we move together State and Church to do God’s will. Both of us are here to serve and we need each other and we need to work together. By doing so we are able to achieve our objectives much more quickly and deliver the needs of our people,” the President said.
The Head of State spoke Saturday at Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) in Karen, Nairobi County during the consecration service of Rev Calisto Odede as the new presiding bishop of the church.
Rev Odede becomes the third presiding bishop of CITAM and is succeeding Bishop David Oginde who is retiring after ten years at the helm of the church.
President Kenyatta congratulated Rev Oginde for his decade of service and thanked him for serving both the church and the country with distinction, and assured the retiring clergy of his continued friendship and support.
To the new head of CITAM, President Kenyatta wished him success as he takes up the mantle of leadership and encouraged him to lead with courage.
“I wish you every success as you embark on the challenge ahead of you. We hear a lot of people talk about big shoes and the impossibilities of filling the big shoes. I believe as the famous poem says, do not compare yourself with others because by so doing, all you become is vain and full of despair.