Mentioning his predecessors in the Archdiocese, he said, “I make mention of Reverend Philip Sulumeti, the first African Bishop of Kisumu. I make mention of the most reverend Zacchaeus Okoth, the first Archbishop of Kisumu; and I make mention of the most Reverend Philip Anyolo, the second Archbishop of Kisumu and my immediate predecessor.”
The 53-year-old Kenyan Archbishop acknowledged that the “rootedness of faith” in the Kenyan Archdiocese was everywhere to be seen and said, “Working on, and with this rich history of faith, it is my desire to keep the hand on the plow and never to look back.”
“It is my yearning, that together as an Archdiocese, we may launch our nets into the deep and be nourished together as the family of God at the banquet of his mysteries,” Archbishop Muhatia said.
Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Muhatia last month to head the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kisumu that had been left vacant following the transfer of Archbishop Philip Anyolo to Nairobi Archdiocese.