President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga shake hands at the All Saints Cathedral Nairobi
(by Denis Mwangi, Kenyans.co.ke, on 12 January 2019)
The All Saints Cathedral along Kenyatta Avenue was designed by British architect, Temple Moore who was a Freemason in Kenya.
The construction of the church started in 1917 and the foundation stone was laid by the then Governor of colonial Kenya Sir Henry Conway Belfield.
The entire cathedral was completed in four phases spanning between 1917 and 1952 and the stained glass windows were designed by AJ Davis, a famous stained-glass designer from Britain.
The building reflects an English-Gothic style with castellated towers at each end of the transept and one of which contains the belltower and the other the organ tower.
Its walls consist of smooth dressed stone with recessed white mortar joints under a clay tiled roof supported by timber trusses and pointed arches.
The cathedral which belongs to the Anglican Church of Kenya is also a gazetted national monument protected by…