Uhuru Helps ACK Thika Diocese Raise Over 31m.

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday Afternoon helped to raise sh 31,461,458 in a funds drive organised by the Thika Diocese of Anglican Church of Kenya launch their 5-Year Strategic Plan.

The president gave his personal donation of sh. 4million with the church's development committee raising sh. 3.5m.

Other contributors included the bishops & clergy (6.45m), MKU Chairman Simon Gicharu (1m), Gakuyo Real Estates (500,000), Governor William Kabogo and Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a (300,000 each), Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu (200,000), Senator Kimani Wamatangi (150,000), Kiambu Women Rep. Ann Nyokabi, Parliament Chief Whip Beatrice Alachi and Agriculture CS Eugene Wamalwa each sh. 100,000 among others.

The diocesan strategic plan has earmarked several major projects aimed at economically empowering the faithful as well as provision of quality and affordable housing scheme for the people of the greater Thika Region.

The five year plan that runs to the year 2020, aims at building the Diocese of Thika to more responsive and proactive in both pastoral and outreach ministry while touching the broader community with compassion and love of Christ.

This will be achieved by focusing on, among others, investing in the institutional capacity of the diocese.

The Diocese is under the able stewardship of Bishop Julius Wanyoike who said that one of their main goals was to ensure that the diocese was self sustaining and was able to equip the christians with both spiritual and economically.

Bishop Wanyoike has announced his intent to vie for the seat of the head of ACK this May with an eye to succeed Archbishop Wabukala who retires in June this year.
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