Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Kenya

Kenya
DateAscendingChange
1905.09.14Mission sui juris of Kenya was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Zanguebar)
1909.07.12Mission sui juris of Kenya was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Kenya
1925.07.15Apostolic Prefecture of Kavirondo was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Nile)
1926.03.10Apostolic Prefecture of Meru was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Kenya)
1926.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Kenya was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nyeri (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Meru)
1932.05.27Apostolic Prefecture of Kavirondo was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Kisumu
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Kisumu was promoted as Diocese of Kisumu (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1953.03.25Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Zanzibar and with suffragan sees Kisumu and Nyeri)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Nyeri was promoted as Diocese of Nyeri (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1953.05.07Apostolic Prefecture of Meru was promoted as Diocese of Meru (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1953.06.29Apostolic Prefecture of Eldoret was established (from Diocese of Kisumu)
1955.05.08Diocese of Mombasa and Zanzibar was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1956.02.20Apostolic Prefecture of Kitui was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi and Diocese of Meru)
1959.10.13Apostolic Prefecture of Eldoret was promoted as Diocese of Eldoret (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1959.10.20Apostolic Prefecture of Ngong was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi and Diocese of Kisumu)
1960.05.21Diocese of Kisii was established (from Diocese of Kisumu and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1963.11.16Apostolic Prefecture of Kitui was promoted as Diocese of Kitui (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1964.01.20Military Vicariate of Kenya was established
1964.11.25Diocese of Marsabit was established (from Diocese of Nyeri and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1964.12.12Diocese of Mombasa and Zanzibar was renamed as Diocese of Mombasa (lost territory to establish Apostolic Administration of Zanzibar and Pemba)
1968.01.11Apostolic Prefecture of Lodwar was established (from Diocese of Eldoret)
1968.01.11Diocese of Nakuru was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi, Diocese of Eldoret and Diocese of Kisumu and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1969.05.29Diocese of Machakos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1972.06.28Diocese of Eldoret lost territory to Diocese of Nakuru
1976.12.09Apostolic Prefecture of Garissa was established (from Diocese of Meru and Diocese of Mombasa)
1976.12.09Apostolic Prefecture of Ngong was promoted as Diocese of Ngong (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1978.01.30Apostolic Prefecture of Lodwar was promoted as Diocese of Lodwar (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1978.02.27Diocese of Kakamega was established (from Diocese of Kisumu and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1983.03.17Diocese of Murang’a was established (from Diocese of Nyeri and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1984.02.03Apostolic Prefecture of Garissa was promoted as Diocese of Garissa (became suffragan of Nairobi)
1986.06.09Diocese of Embu was established (from Diocese of Meru and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Kenya was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Military Ordinariate of Kenya
1987.04.27Diocese of Bungoma was established (from Diocese of Kakamega and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1990.05.21Diocese of Kisumu was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kisumu (with suffragan sees Bungoma, Eldoret, Kakamega, Kisii and Lodwar)
1990.05.21Diocese of Mombasa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mombasa (with suffragan see Garissa)
1990.05.21Diocese of Nyeri was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nyeri (with suffragan sees Embu, Marsabit, Meru and Murang’a)
1993.10.18Diocese of Homa Bay was established (from Diocese of Kisii and became suffragan of Kisumu)
1995.12.06Diocese of Kericho was established (from Diocese of Nakuru and became suffragan of Nairobi)
1995.12.15Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo was established (from Diocese of Meru)
1998.04.03Diocese of Kitale was established (from Diocese of Eldoret and became suffragan of Kisumu)
2000.06.02Diocese of Malindi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mombasa and Diocese of Garissa and became suffragan of Mombasa)
2001.06.15Diocese of Maralal was established (from Diocese of Marsabit and became suffragan of Nyeri)
2002.12.05Diocese of Nyahururu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nyeri and became suffragan of Nyeri)
2023.02.15Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo was promoted as Diocese of Isiolo (became suffragan of Nyeri)
2023.07.22Diocese of Wote was established (from Diocese of Machakos and became suffragan of Nairobi)

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