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David Gitari

David Mukuba Gitari

Third Primate & Former Archbishop of the ACK


Born 16-09-1937

Deceased 30-09-2013 (77 years old) in Mater Hospital, Nairobi

He was the third Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, from 1997 to 2002, and at the same time, Bishop of the Diocese of Nairobi

Gitari studied at the Kangaru High School, in Embu, and at the University of Nairobi, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree.

He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1972 by Bishop Obadiah Kariuki. He was consecrated the first bishop of the Diocese of Mount Kenya East in 20 July 1975, aged only 37 years old. He was the founder of St. Andrews College of Theology and Development in Kabare. He remained in office until 1990, when the Diocese of Mount Kenya East was divided into two new dioceses, Embu and Kirinyaga. He was then nominated the first bishop of the Diocese of Kirinyaga, which he was until 1996.
Gitari tenure at the Dioceses of Mount Kenya East and Kirinyanga witness an amazing growth of membership, due to his Evangelicalism. He led many missions in Kenyan universities and also promoted the development, theological education, liturgical renewal and women's ordination to the priesthood. He served as chairman of the Provincial Board of Theological Education at the Anglican Church of Kenya. He was also chairman of the board of St. Paul's United Theological College, in Limuru. He was involved with the ecumenical movement, both with Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Gitari pastoral work led to political controversy, since he felt it was his duty to preach against land grabbing by powerful politicians and against economic injustice. He also protested against constitutional changes that led to vote by queuing instead of secret vote. His strong opposition to undemocratic practises, namely queuing during 1988 general elections and to political killings earned him many foes. In the night of 21 April 1989, his house was raided by a group of about 100 thugs who threatened to kill him. The help of his neighbours lead to the bandits escape.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gitari)


Professional details

Previous Position(s)

Third Primate and Archbishop | Anglican Church Of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya | 1997 - 2002

Social Development and Community Services

He was elected the third Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya and enthroned in 12 January 1997 at All Saints Cathedral, in Nairobi.

He remained in office until his retirement, in 16 September 2002. During his tenure, he worked to create peace and unity in the church and to solve the divisions and quarrels at their dioceses, since several didn't had bishops due to allegations of nepotism and tribalism, often related to political influence. He revived the Anglican Theological Education by Extension program, which was floundering in several dioceses, and helped launch the Internet official website of the Anglican Church of Kenya.


Bishop | Diocese of Kirinyaga | Anglican Church Of Kenya
1990 - 1996

Social Development and Community Services

When the Diocese of Mount Kenya East was divided into two new dioceses, Embu and Kirinyaga, he then nominated the first bishop of the Diocese of Kirinyaga, which he was until 1996.


Bishop | Diocese of Mount Kenya East | Anglican Church Of Kenya
1975 - 1990

Social Development and Community Services

He was consecrated the first bishop of the Diocese of Mount Kenya East in 20 July 1975, aged only 37 years old


Anglican priest | Anglican Church Of Kenya
1972

Social Development and Community Services

He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1972 by Bishop Obadiah Kariuki


Founder | St. Andrews College of Theology and Development

Social Development and Community Services

He was the founder of St. Andrews College of Theology and Development in Kabare



Chairman | Anglican Church Of Kenya

Social Development and Community Services

He served as chairman of the Provincial Board of Theological Education at the Anglican Church of Kenya

Educational history

Secondary

Kangaru High school, Embu, Kenya

Tertiary

University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Bachelor of Arts degree

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