The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is gearing up for a series of Regional Conferences ahead of the triennial General Assembly (GA) scheduled to be held in August this year. The conferences,which will be held in all the 9 NCCK regions, are expected to kick-off in the next two weeks.

Top on the agenda in the conferences will be the mobilization of delegates for the General Assembly and the election of new officials of the Regional Committees and County Coordinating Committees.

Speaking during a preparatory meeting earlier today, NCCK Senior Programmes Officer for Operations Kepha Nyandega said that plans for the conferences have been finalized. An upbeat Nyandega announced that the conferences will also be used to unveil to the regions the new NCCK deputy General Secretary Dr. Nelson Makanda.

“Our expectations are quite high. We look forward to the meetings and hope that church leaders in the regions will embrace our new DGS even as they work with him,” said Nyandega, who will be coordinating the activities.

The General Assembly is the highest decision making organ for the Council followed by the Executive Committee (EXCOM). This year’s event will be the 62nd  General Assembly since the formation of the Council, that celebrated her Centenary in 2013.

To facilitate effective impact at the grassroots, the Council has divided the country into nine regions, these being Nairobi, Central, North Rift, South Rift, Upper Eastern, Lower Eastern, Coast, Western and Nyanza. Each region clusters five or six counties and has a leadership structure comprising the Regional Conference and Regional Committee.