The group, which is opposed to the leadership of MCK presiding bishop Joseph Ntombura who also doubles up as the president of the Methodist Church in Africa, unveiled reverend Mesheck Kanake as the new president of the Mount Kenya region conference.
In a ceremony held under tight security at Amwamba Primary School in Igembe South sub-County on Sunday, July 18, Rev. Kanake said the creation of regional conferences is to encourage the devolution of the church functions and enhance autonomy and governance.
Among the church leaders who graced the event include Charles Makonde, president of the Coast region, and Gershon Mwiti of the Nairobi Conference.
The Coast and Nairobi conferences were the first to break away, with church leaders allied to Bishop Ntombura maintaining it was against the Church’s standing orders.
“Let the Methodist faithful in Kenya be ready to welcome and accommodate devolution. The future of the Methodist Church in Kenya is in devolution allowing the Executive authority to go to the regions,” Kanake said.