Bishop Monsignor Mark Kadima is now in office after he was officially ordained on Friday at St Mary’s Kibabi Boys High School, Bungoma County, after being appointed by Pope Francis to lead the region’s diocese.
The ceremony, which was attended by Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati and Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, was presided over by Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, who represents the Catholic head in both Kenya and South Sudan.
The Archbishop noted that Bishop Kadima’s experience is enough to lead believers in the right direction.
The Bishop was given a gospel book that he will use to spread the word of God, a ring as a sign of unity in the church, an amiter, and a crosier. He was also anointed by Archbishop Hubertus to officially start working as Bungoma Diocese Bishop.
Kadima has taken over from the Rev. Norman King’oo Wambua who was transferred to Machakos Diocese in 2018, leaving the Catholic Diocese of Bungoma under Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kakamega Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator.
Bishop Kadima was born on 30th April 1964 in Kholera, Kakamega County. He went to Kholera Primary School, St. Peter’s Minor Seminary, Mukumu, Tindinyo College and proceeded to St. Mary’s Major Seminary in Molo for Propaedeutic Spiritual formation and St. Augustine’s Senior Seminary, Mabanga in Bungoma for Philosophical formation.
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