It is jubilation for Catholic faithfuls as St Pancras Roman Catholic (RC) (Wajir) was elevated to the status of a Parish within the Military Ordinariate following the appointment of Capt (Fr) Eliud Ekiru as the first Chaplain of the Church.
Prior to the elevation, the Church was being administered by Rev (Fr) Clement Mutinye, a visiting Priest from the nearby St Joseph Catholic Church, Wajir, within the diocese of Garrisa.
The Church held a Thanksgiving Mass which was conducted with the leadership of Maj (Fr) John Waithaka of 9 Kenya Rifle (KR) and Rev (Fr) Clement Mutinye. During the mass Capt (Fr) Ekiru was officially given the tools of trade as the Parish Priest.
The Parish will now serve Catholic faithfuls in the area.
Those present included, members of the public, Border Security Command personnel and part of the Congregation from St Joseph Catholic Church Wajir.