“Peace perfect peace is the gift of Christ our lord” in his homily the bishop started with this hymn which was written by Bishop Edward Henry Bickersteth. Encouraging the faithful to keep the peace that God has granted. By mentioning the names of the christians present from different tribes the Bishop said that “This represent the diversity of Nakuru and so together we should build our country”.The bishop encouraged the christians to say never again to violence. Referring to the first reading of the day he said that “we shall love the lord your God with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind with all your neighbour”.
The Bishop was pleased that the Nakuru Deanery mass came after the general election hence the christian should pray for the country and each other . The Bishop said that there can only be one president at a time,he encouraged the christians of Nakuru Deanery to be signs of peace and be example to others.He warned those who celebrated the election results not to provoke those that did not celebrate.He also said”lets accompany each other in building the nation,the ladder to God calls for unity. Referring to the gospel of the day the Bishop encouraged the faithful to move mountains that were separating them -Mountains of tribalism.He encouraged the Christians not to forward messages that were not authentic and that could cause division.
Talking to elected leaders the bishop encouraged them to preach peace and also lead with responsibility accountability and development.He also thanked the priests, leaders and the Christians for their active participation and example.Nakuru deanery consists of the following parishes -kiamunyi ,Milimani, St Joseph the Worker,Hekima,Cathedral,Holy Cross,St Francis -Kiti and St Monicah.