I have today attended the wonderful ordination of Rt. Rev Joseph Mwongela as a Bishop and the new Bishop of Kitui Diocese.
The function, held at the Charles Lwanga High School grounds in Kitui Town was attended by many Christian faithful, Senior Catholic Clergy and other National and County leaders.
I congratulate the new Bishop and promise him that we will work together to fight poverty in our region and to do God’s work.
I told the congregation that I am very proud of the work by the Catholic Church and the strong stand of integrity the church has taken.
Together with my colleague Governors, Mama Charity Ngilu and Prof. Kivutha Kibwana (The Super Trio), we will, as SEKEB, provide solid and united political and development leadership for our region. We are tired of our people being told to be proud in poverty (Nja Ng’endu), or even told to refuse good change and stay in poverty.
Covid-19 pandemic has exposed Kenya’s underbelly. Our economy is weak. Weaker than it should. We are still dealing with petty politics, tribalism and problems we were facing at the time of independence, nearly 60 years ago.
Wakenya wachechoka. We cannot continue the same way. It is time for change. For new faces and new ways of doing things.
I am committed to changing the lives of Kenyans and will continue working hard with no fear or favour.
We will be victorious against covid-19 and against the current leadership system that needs an overhaul.
Dr. Alfred N. Mutua, EGH,
Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader & Governor of Machakos,