In recent times we have witnessed changes in the leadership of several dioceses in Kenya as bishops are transferred, older ones retire, and new ones take their places. Kitui, Homabay, Malindi, Nairobi, Kisumu, and Bungoma are some of the dioceses that have seen such changes in recent times.
It always gladdens the heart to see the retired bishops make appearances at national functions of the Church, reminding us of a dear crop of prelates that played a big role in rooting and growing the Catholic faith in the country. The presence of John Cardinal Njue emeritus of Nairobi, Most Rev. Peter Kairo, emeritus of the archdiocese of Nyeri, Most Rev. Zacchaeus Okoth emeritus of the archdiocese of Kisumu, Rt. Rev Sulumeti emeritus of Kakamega and Rt. Rev Emmanuel Okombo emeritus of Kericho, at the< Readmore> installation of Rt. Rev Mark Kadima’s in Bungoma reminds us of where we have come from and the changes we must embrace for continuity.
Most of them though retired from active service, appear to be in good health and are still able to take part in pastoral work. As we have witnessed in the past, sometimes it takes a long time to get a bishop, and it is easy to start asking, why are we not getting a bishop? Why not keep the older ones working longer? In this issue, The Seed interviews Archbishop