Diocese of

Kericho

Kenya Kenya

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kericho / KerichoΓ«n(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Nairobi

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.12.14 – ...):Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (66)Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kericho (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (66)Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (66)
(2019.12.14 – ...)

Bishop of Kericho (Kenya)

Veni Creator Spiritus

Born:1957.07.27 (Longisa, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1983.11.18
Consecrated Bishop:1996.07.03

Priest of Nakuru (Kenya) (1983.11.18 – 1996.03.09)

Titular Bishop of Zuglio (1996.03.09 – 1997.08.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1996.03.09 – 1997.08.29)

Military Ordinary of Kenya (Kenya) (1997.08.29 – 2016.12.30)

Bishop of Kericho (Kenya) (2019.12.14 – ...)

Bishop Emmanuel Okombo Wandera (81)Bishop Emmanuel Okombo Wandera (81)
(2003.03.22 – 2019.12.14)

Bishop emeritus of Kericho (Kenya)

Born:1942.11.29 (Bungoma, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1972.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:2003.05.24

Priest of Kisumu (Kenya) (1972.11.30 – 1987.04.27)

Priest of Bungoma (Kenya) (1987.04.27 – 2003.03.22)

Bishop of Kericho (Kenya) (2003.03.22 – 2019.12.14)

Archbishop Philip Arnold Subira Anyolo (68)Bishop Philip Arnold Subira Anyolo (68) (later Archbishop)
(1995.12.06 – 2003.03.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya)

Manete in me et ego in vobis

Born:1956.05.18 (Tongaren, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1983.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.03

Priest of Eldoret (Kenya) (1983.10.15 – 1995.12.06)

Bishop of Kericho (Kenya) (1995.12.06 – 2003.03.22)

Bishop of Homa Bay (Kenya) (2003.03.22 – 2018.11.15)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (2015 – 2021.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisumu (Kenya) (2018.11.15 – 2021.10.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (2021.10.28 – ...)

Special Churches

Kisii (↙), Homa Bay (←), Kisumu (β†–), Eldoret (↑), Nakuru (β†’), Ngong (β†˜)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 4,800 kmΒ²

Population: 294,420 Catholics (15.4% of 1,908,510 total)

Pastoral Centres: 48 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 84 priests (31 diocesan, 53 religious), 141 religious (68 brothers, 73 sisters), 16 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.19

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