The two feuding African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) factions have finally reconciled and pledged to work together.
Bishops Julius Njoroge and Fredrick Wang’ombe revealed this when they met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Thursday.
The President encouraged them to avoid divisions that weaken the church and urged them to work in unity.
Elections to replace the incumbent, Archbishop Amos Mathenge Kabuthu, who has reached the retirement age of 70 were held last year.
The two church leaders also informed the President that the planned enthronement of Bishop Njoroge has since been postponed as part of the efforts to build unity.
Last week, Archbishop Kabuthu introduced his successor, Wang’ombe to the congregation in a handover ceremony held at AIPCA headquarters in Bahati, Nairobi.
During the ceremony, Kabuthu handed over to Wang’ombe the official veil, crozier, miter, pallium to symbolise Wang’ombe’s new role of leading the church.
Bishop Njoroge was installed earlier in January and was scheduled to be consecrated this week, a situation that threw the church into confusion.
Kabuthu has previously assured he is ready to step down, as long as his successor is accepted by a majority of members.