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Rev Chris Kinyanjui Kamau Assumes Office

The Reverend Chris Kinyanjui Kamau has today assumed office as the General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya. He is the 13th General Secretary since the Council was established in June 1913. He took over from Rev Canon Peter Karanja, whose second and final term of 6 years ended on 30th September 2019.

Rev Chris received a rousing welcome from the staff and management at the Head Office, and after a brief tour of the office, he joined them for a prayer / worship session.

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The Management team, led by DGS Dr Nelson Makanda, welcomes Rev Chris when he arrived at Jumuia Place

 

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A section of staff when they welcomed Rev Chris to the office

 

Speaking to the staff during the devotion, Rev Chris noted that God appreciates work that is fruitful, as is shown in the parable of the servants who were given talents recorded in Matthew 25:14 - 30. He encouraged the staff to judiciously deliver on their mandates, which will collectively make the Council successful.

The new GS reiterated that during his term, the Council will focus on the 3Ps, these being Purpose, People and Prosperity. This approach will inform the implementation of the 7th Corporate Plan (2019 – 2023).

He thanked the staff for their continued commitment to the Council, and assured them of support and capacity building as they deliver on their expected outputs.

Speaking on behalf of the staff, Dr Nelson Makanda, the Deputy General Secretary, welcomed the new GS and assured him of support by the entire fraternity. He noted that staff had been praying since the transition process began, and therefore recognized Rev Chris as the one chosen by God to lead the Council.

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Rev Chris speaks during the devotion

 

As is stipulated in the NCCK Constitution, Rev Chris will hold office for a term of six years, renewable once.

Prior to his appointment, Rev Chris was working as the County Assembly Clerk for Murangá County, a position he assumed in 2014 after having served as a Senior Programme Officer in the NCCK for nine years.

After the devotion with staff, Rev Chris chaired his maiden management team meeting, where targets for the next 100 days were set.

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Members of the Senior Management Team listen as Rev Chris makes a point as he chaired the maiden management meeting