Three candidates have been shortlisted to contest the Mt Kenya Central Anglican bishop position in the elections set to take place on September 12. The winner will succeed outgoing bishop James Ng’ang’a who is set to retire in October after serving for 15 years.
The position had attracted 11 candidates eight being eliminated by an interview panel made up of 11 members, six from the diocese and five from the Archbishop’s office which reduced the number to only three.
Elimination was conducted as per the guidelines provided by the church constitution and other parameters which the candidates ought to have met.
“The work of the panel is to interview the candidates and using the provided guidelines they eliminate them only leaving those suitable to vie for the position” said a source in the church who sought anonymity.
The successful candidates are Wilson Burugu, the diocese education secretary, Timothy Gichere, an arch deacon and venerable John Karumwa. Other candidates eliminated include; John Miano, (the diocesan Administrative secretary) Peter Karanja, (former gubernatorial candidate) Humphrey Muraguri, Kenneth Ruku, among others.