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SWANSEA & BRECON: Kenyan visitor

15 November 2011

by Margaret Duggan

AT HOME in Kenya, the Bishop of Machakos, the Rt Revd Joseph Mutie Kanuku, is a hands-on farmer who keeps cattle, goats, and chickens, and grows fruit on his family farm, to which he will eventually retire.

At his episcopal resi­dence in Machakos Town, he rears more chickens and goats, and grows bananas. He constantly encourages the farmers in his diocese, and is always on the lookout for solutions to their problems. So he took a genuine interest when he recently visited the diocese of Swansea & Brecon, and, accompanied by the diocesan rural adviser, the Revd Richard Kirlew, visited the Builth Wells livestock market to talk to Welsh farmers.

He also visited a free-range-egg farm, and met the farmer, Jeff Powell (above). He had lunch with a hill farmer, and then went on to the Proper Welsh Milk Company, in Whitland, where he blessed the plant on its second day of produc­tion.

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