This is a special year for our Kenya Sector. It is not just the increase in the number of members but also the blessing of God shown through the ordination of three confreres and another one expected in the near future. It all started in Meru, on 9th June 2018 where Bishop Salesius Mugambi, bishop of Meru, ordained Deacon Robert Muthamia to the priesthood. Robert Muthamia was ordained together with another priest of the Franciscan Conventuals and 6 diocesan deacons. Several confreres, a good number of Msola sisters and several friends (Lavigerie family) made the journey to Meru to support Robert. The bishop was so happy to present Robert to the Society of the Missionaries of Africa and to send him off on mission. However, he reminded us that Meru is also in Africa. Fr. Robert Muthamia celebrated his thanksgiving mass at Kangeta Parish where he comes from.
On 26th July 2018 all roads led to Machakos where Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese and administrator of Machakos diocese ordained our deacons Simon Chege Njuguna and Nicholas Mulinge. They were ordained together with 4 diocesan deacons and 8 priests in a colorful and rather long ceremony. The archbishop took the occasion to do vocation animation not only for the diocese but also for religious congregations. He too reminded us not just to milk the cow but also remember to feed it. Missionaries still have their place in the local Church.
We wish our new priests a happy and fruitful missionary life.