Diocese of

Kisii

Kenya Kenya

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kisii / Kisiian(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kisumu

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Liturgical Calendar (National) πŸ“…

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (1994.12.19 – ...):Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (69)Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (69)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kisii (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (69)Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (69)
(1994.12.19 – ...)

Bishop of Kisii (Kenya)

Cognoscetis veritatem liberabit vos

Born:1954.06.29 (Nyabururu, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1987.10.27
Consecrated Bishop:1995.07.21

Priest of Kisii (Kenya) (1987.10.27 – 1994.12.19)

Bishop of Kisii (Kenya) (1994.12.19 – ...)

Bishop Tiberius Charles Mugendi
(1969.11.15 – 1993.12.17)

Born:1922.08.28 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1947.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1970.02.24
Died:1993.12.17 († 71)

Bishop of Kisii (Kenya) (1969.11.15 – 1993.12.17)

Bishop Maurice Michael Otunga (later Cardinal)
(1960.05.21 – 1969.11.15)

Per ipsum et cum ipso et in ipso

Born:1923.01 (Chebukwa, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1950.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1957.02.25
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:2003.09.06 (Nairobi, Kenya † 80)

Priest of Kisumu (Kenya) (1950.10.03 – 1956.11.17)

Titular Bishop of TacapΓ¦ (1956.11.17 – 1960.05.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kisumu (Kenya) (1956.11.17 – 1960.05.21)

Bishop of Kisii (Kenya) (1960.05.21 – 1969.11.15)

Military Vicar of Kenya (Kenya) (1964.01.20 – 1986.07.21)

Titular Archbishop of Bomarzo (1969.11.15 – 1971.10.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1969.11.15 – 1971.10.24)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1970 – 1976)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1971.10.24 – 1997.04.21)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane (1973.03.05 – 2003.09.06)

Military Ordinary of Kenya (Kenya) (1986.07.21 – 1997.08.29)

Special Churches

Homa Bay (←), Kericho (β†’), Ngong (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 2,196 kmΒ²

Population: 756,400 Catholics (26.6% of 2,846,545 total)

Pastoral Centres: 32 parishes

Personnel: 71 priests (65 diocesan, 6 religious), 283 religious (18 brothers, 265 sisters), 36 seminarians

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