13th General Secretary Inducted
September 23, 2019
13TH GENERAL SECRETARY INDUCTED
The Executive Committee of the National Council of Churches of Kenya is pleased to announce the induction of the 13th General Secretary, Reverend Chris Kinyanjui Kamau, who will assume office on 1st October 2019.
This follows the completion of term of service of Reverend Canon Peter Karanja, who has served in the position of General Secretary from October 2007.
During the Induction Service held on Monday 23rd September 2019, the Executive Committee reflected on scripture drawn from Isaiah 6: 1 – 8, with a specific focus on verse 8:
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
The members of the Executive Committee took time to pray for Rev Chris and his family to dedicate him for service in the position. In keeping with the Council tradition, the Chairman of the Council, Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki, thereafter presented to the General Secretary his appointment letter, while the outgoing General Secretary, Rev Canon Peter Karanja, presented the instruments of office. These included a Bible, the original minutes of the 1913 meeting in which the NCCK was established, the NCCK Constitution and Bylaws, and registration instruments of NCCK and her subsidiaries.
Reverend Chris Kinyanjui Kamau is an ordained priest of the Anglican Church of Kenya. He holds a Masters Degree in International Economic Law, a Bachelor of Laws degree, and a Diploma in Legal Practice. He was admitted to the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya on 2nd June 2002, and is a Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K).
Prior to this appointment, Rev Kinyanjui was serving as the Clerk of the County Assembly and was the Secretary of the County Assembly Service Board since 2014.
Between 2005 and 2014, Rev Kinyanjui worked as a Senior Programme Officer for Governance and Social Services in the National Council of Churches of Kenya, in which position he oversaw initiatives in diverse sectors including civic education, elections observation, peace building and conflict management, and legislative and constitutional reforms.
Rev Kinyanjui is married to Jane and together they have been blessed with three daughters.
The Executive Committee congratulated and celebrated Rev Kinyanjui on his new appointment and undertook to support and work with him to optimize the Council’s work and leverage on its mandate and position in Kenya and beyond.
Rev Chris Kinyanjui was also warmly received by staff who will continue to execute the provisions of both the corporate plans and national interventions and advocacy under his leadership.
May God bless the National Council of Churches of Kenya.
Signed at Jumuia Conference and Country Home, Limuru, this 24th day of September 2019.
Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki
Rev Canon Peter Karanja