They’re “20 years of fruitful evangelization”: Catholic Bishops’ Radio Director in Kenya

Sr. Adelaide Felicitas Ndilu, the Director of Waumini radio in Nairobi, Kenya with Archbishop Anthony Muheria and some staff members. Credit: Radio Waumini

Waumini Radio, the Catholic radio of the members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) is marking 20 years of "fruitful evangelization", the Director of the Nairobi-based entity has said. 

In a Tuesday, September 5 interview with ACI Africa, Sr. Adelaide Felicitas Ndilu spoke about the mission of the Catholic radio, whose 20th Anniversary was celebrated on September 2.

“We are celebrating 20 years of forming, informing, and inspiring souls. In other words, we are celebrating 20 years of fruitful evangelization,” Sr. Ndilu said, and added, “We are celebrating hard work that requires dedication and sacrifice.”

The Kenyan-born member of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) continued, “We are celebrating 20 years of giving hope to the hopeless, thus contributing in our little way to make the world a better place for everyone.”

The success of Waumini Radio is a manifestation of God’s work through the Catholic communicators that have seen it gain the trust of its “audience near and far” over the last two decades, she said, and added, “We are celebrating 20 years of building a community of friends who have stood with the radio from her youthful years to her adulthood.”


The Director of Waumini Radio, who also serves as the National Executive Secretary of KCCB’s Commission for Social Communications since her appointment in February 2020 underscored the value of engaging the media, saying, “In today’s contemporary world, communication in all its ramifications is key.”

“The Church needs to engage more in all types of media to reach out to all demographics,” the Kenyan Catholic Nun, who was appointed a Consulter of the Vatican Dicastery for communication in September last year added.

“If the Church does not take up this duty, young people will be trapped in other misleading ideologies they come across,” said the IHM member who was appointed a board member of the African region of the World Catholic Association for Communication, SIGNIS Africa, in July 2022.

In his homily during the September 2 event, Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri thanked the management and other staff of Waumini Radio for the 20 years of bringing hope and inspiration to the people of God with Catholic content.

“We thank you because you have inspired us for all these years; we need these challenges to be packaged in a way that will move people to action and mercy,” Archbishop Muheria said, adding, “We want to hear more of stories of good things that people/Christians are doing, good stories of family life.”

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The Kenyan Catholic Archbishop who serves as the Chairman of KCCB’s Commission for Social Communications continued, “The aim of radio Waumini is to challenge us so that there can be that breeze that will rekindle the desires to move us to action.”

“Listening to the word of God is effective, powerful and drags us to action. We must receive the challenge; it is not just sheer entertainment,” he said during the September 2 celebration at Waumini grounds in Nairobi Archdiocese.

Archbishop Muheria further said, “As supporters of radio Waumini, our action is not just the support; we must encourage through our means of communication conversion, mercy actions, and actions of our own life that we move one step towards communion with God.”

Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.