Diocese of

Kitui

Kenya Kenya

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kitui / Kituien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Nairobi

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.03.17 – ...):Bishop Joseph Mwongela (56)Bishop Joseph Mwongela (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kitui (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Mwongela (56)Bishop Joseph Mwongela (56)
(2020.03.17 – ...)

Bishop of Kitui (Kenya)

Your will be done

Born:1968.04.07 (Kakumi, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1996.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:2020.08.29

Priest of Kitui (Kenya) (1996.09.07 – 2020.03.17)

Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) (2020.03.17 – ...)

Archbishop Anthony Muheria (60)Bishop Anthony Muheria (60) (later Archbishop)
(2008.06.28 – 2017.04.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya)
Apostolic Administrator of Embu (Kenya)
Vice-President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

Ut essemus sancti

Born:1963.05.27 (Kaburugi, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1993.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:2004.01.10

Priest of Opus Dei (Italy) (1993.06.13 – 2003.10.30)

Bishop of Embu (Kenya) (2003.10.30 – 2008.06.28)

Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) (2008.06.28 – 2017.04.23)

Apostolic Administrator of Machakos (Kenya) (2015.02 – 2017.04.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya) (2017.04.23 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Embu (Kenya) (2023.09.30 – ...)

Vice-President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (2024.04.19 – ...)

Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde (72)Bishop Martin Kivuva Musonde (72) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2007.05 – 2008.06.28)

Bishop Boniface Lele (later Archbishop)
(1995.11.02 – 2005.04.01)

Born:1947.04.14 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1974.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.02
Died:2014.04.09 († 66)

Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) (1995.11.02 – 2005.04.01)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Machakos (Kenya) (2003.01.24 – 2003.03.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (2005.04.01 – 2013.11.01)

Bishop William Dunne, S.P.S.
(1963.11.16 – 1995.11.02)

Born:1920.06.06 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1944.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1964.02.09
Died:2002.03.31 († 81)

Prefect Apostolic of Kitui (Kenya) (1956.10.19 – 1963.11.16)

Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) (1963.11.16 – 1995.11.02)

Prefects Apostolic of Kitui (Roman Rite)

Fr. William Dunne, S.P.S. (later Bishop)
(1956.10.19 – 1963.11.16)

(see above)

Special Churches

Wote (↙), Machakos (←), Embu (β†–), Meru (↑), Garissa (β†’), Mombasa (β†˜)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 30,496 kmΒ²

Population: 242,065 Catholics (20.2% of 1,200,946 total)

Pastoral Centres: 32 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 84 priests (82 diocesan, 2 religious), 98 religious (9 brothers, 89 sisters), 53 seminarians

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