The Six Catholic Archbishops In Kenya
Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi/ Courtesy
The Catholic Church hierarchy is made of several ranks, these include; Pope, Patriarchs, Major Bishops, Cardinals, Archbishops, Diocesan Bishops, Priests, Deacons among others.
Archbishops are bishops who are tasked by overseeing a really large diocese while Bishops administers their services to a collection of several parishes.
At the moment Kenya has six archbishops. This includes the Cardinal, His Eminence John Njue.
HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL JOHN NJUE
He was born on 1944 in Embu and served as the Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese since 2007. He was ordained as a priest in 1973 by Pope John Paul VI in Rome, St Peters Basilica. In 1986, he was appointed as the Bishop of Embu Diocese before raising the rank to be the fourth Archbishop of Nairobi Diocese.
ARCHBISHOP PHILIP ANORLD SUBIRA ANYOLO
He was born on 1956 in Bungoma and was ordained as a Catholic Priest in 1983 to serve in the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret.
He was appointed on 1995 as the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kericho by Pope John Paul II. He was appointed the Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese on 2018 and has served as the chairperson of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops.
ARCHBISHOP PETER KAIRO
He was born on 1941 and ordained as a bishop in 1970. He was appointed as a Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Murang'a on 1983, and was transferred to the Dioceses of Nakuru in 1977.
In 2008, he was appointed the Archbishop of Archdiocese of Nyeri where he served till 2017 when he retired.
ARCHBISHOP MARTIN KIVUVA MUSONDE
He was born on 1952 and was ordained as a priest on 1979. From 1989 to 1992, he served as a social communications coordinator of the Archdiocese of Mombasa.
In In 1992, Musonde was appointed to work in Ukweli Video Productions located in Nairobi where he rose the rank to become the director.
He held the position until he was appointed as Machakos Diocese Bishop on 2003. In 2014, he was appointed as the Archbishop of Mombasa Archdiocese.
ARCHBISHOP ANTONY MUHERIA
He was born in 1963 in Murang'a. He was ordained as a priest on 1993, rose to the rank of a Bishop in 2003 to serve diocese of Embu before being posted to the diocese of Kitui in 2008.
In 2017, he was appointed as the Archbishop of Nyeri Archdiocese.
ARCHBISHOP ZACCHEAUS OKOTH
He was born on 1942 in Nyakach, Kisumu. He was ordained as a pries on 1968. In 1978, he was appointed a Bishop of Kisumu Diocese till 1990 when he was appointed as the Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese. He retired on 2018.