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Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe. Credit: ACI Africa

Ahead of Postponed Governor Poll in Kenyan County, Catholic Bishop Advocates for Peace

Aug 26, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has called upon the people of God under his Pastoral care to maintain peace as the electorate in the Kenyan County prepare to elect their Governor.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kneya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Explain to Family “implications” of Consecrated Life: Kenyan Bishop to Nuns at Profession

Jun 22, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya has urged those in Consecrated Life to explain to their respective family members “the implications and the consequences” of the life they have chosen to live.

Late Sr. Sunita Conceicao Eusebia Colaco. Credit: Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate (FSI)

Catholic Hospital in Kenya to Be Named after Missionary Nun Who Died in Road Accident

Mar 4, 2022

Itando Mission Hospital of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya where Sr. Sunita Conceicao Eusebia Colaco served until her death in a road accident is to be named after the Indian-born Catholic Nun, Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe has said.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Remain “committed to the Lord's gift of peace”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop in Lent Message

Mar 3, 2022

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega has encouraged the people of God in his Episcopal See to remain dedicated to peace throughout the electioneering period in the East African nation.  

Some of the religious Sisters outside St. Joseph Cathedral Kakamega. Credit: Sr. Irene Muhanga

Consecrated Persons in Kenyan Diocese Urged to Have Awareness Campaigns to Boost Vocations

Feb 8, 2022

Women and men Religious serving in Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese have been challenged to organize regular meetings to celebrate Consecrated Life at the grassroots in Parishes or local communities with the view of promoting vocations to Religious Life.

Screengrab of Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese on Capuchin TV. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Decries Poor Services at Country’s National Medical Insurer

Nov 27, 2021

Service delivery at Kenya’s biggest medical insurer, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), is wanting despite huge investment in the entity, the Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has said.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya, Credit: Courtesy photo

Politicians Can Become Saints, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Says, Calls for Service to Poor

Nov 23, 2021

All people despite their social status, including politicians, are called to live a life of holiness and have an equal opportunity to become saints, the Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has said.

Credit: South African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories to Joint “response to pandemic, climate crisis”

Oct 24, 2021

Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”

From left to right Judith Anyanje - Senior Nursing Oficer - MCH (Mother to Child Healthcare clinic), Fr. Columban Odhiambo -Hospital Administrator, Dr Aimable Niyubahwe - Medical Officer Incharge, Mirabel Maseghe - a mother of 3, one of whom is vaccinated. Credit: Fr. Columban Odhiambo

No More Frequent Malaria Battles for Kenyan Mother after Vaccination at Catholic Hospital

Oct 11, 2021

Parenting was not always easy for Mirabel Maseghe whose first two children were always being admitted to hospital in Western Kenya with severe symptoms of malaria.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Discourages Priests “from soliciting for funds from politicians”

Sep 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has “strongly discouraged” members of the Clergy from reaching out to politicians for funds.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe during the Priestly Ordination of Priestly ordination of Deacon Reuben Kemei in Kenya's Bungoma Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Faults Government for Suspending Public Worship in Parts of Country

Jun 18, 2021

The Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has faulted the government for suspending public worship in parts of the country, a move that seems to undermine, the Bishop says, the role of the Inter-faith Council.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi during the Eucharistic celebration of the World Day of Communication at St. joseph's Cathedral of Kakamega Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Cautions against Armchair Journalism, Urges Evidence-based Reports

May 6, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has challenged journalists in the East African nation to engage in evidence-based reporting, cautioning against armchair journalism.

A poster announcing the three-day online workshop for pastoral agents in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

“Collaborate with shared purpose, to do the work of Christ,” Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

Oct 22, 2020

The need for pastoral agents to collaborate in their mission of evangelization has been emphasized at the start of a three-day virtual workshop that is bringing together Clerics and religious men and women involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

Logo for the one million children prying the Rosary initiative for unity and peace scheduled for October 18, 2020. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Children in Kenya Link up on Facebook ahead of Global Rosary Prayer Initiative

Oct 2, 2020

The Catholic Church in Kenya has heeded to the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” call by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to pray for unity and peace in the world, with children in the East African country participating in prayers through a Facebook live video.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. / ACI Africa

Redefine Pastoral Work to Have Mission Dimension, Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

Sep 25, 2020

The need to ensure that the ministry of evangelization includes a dimension of mission as reaching out to the people of God has been emphasized at the ongoing three-day virtual workshop that has brought members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

The Model Tree Nursery by Kenya's Kakamega diocese. The project is in response to Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'. / CJPC Kakamega/ Facebook

Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese Establishes Tree Nursery in Response to Laudato Si’

Aug 7, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) in the Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has initiated a tree nursery project, initially with 12,000 seedlings, as a response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’, a CJPC official has told ACI Africa.

Fr. Columban Odhiambo, the administrator of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, Catholic Diocese of Kakamega.

What One Catholic Mission Hospital in Kenya is Doing to Weather COVID-19 Storm

Jun 5, 2020

The management of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, one of the health facilities of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, last week sent home 40 employees in one of the toughest decisions the hospital has been forced to make as COVID-19 continues to plunge the world in deep uncertainty.

Logo of Kenya-based Ukweli TV / Ukweli TV

In Telling COVID-19 Stories, “media should be source of hope, not despair”: Kenyan Bishop

Apr 2, 2020

With the global pandemic of COVID-19 receiving unrivalled news media coverage, a Bishop in Kenya has challenged personalities behind “all the channels of communication” to strive to tell stories that give “hope and preparedness” rather than despair.

The late Fr. Richard Quinn, MM who passed on January, 27, 2020. He is the founder of Ukweli Video Productions. / Courtesy

Kenyans Pay Glowing Tribute to American Missionary, Founder of First Audiovisual Centre

Jan 30, 2020

Members of the clergy, religious and the laity who interacted with the American Missionary Fr. Richard Quinn, known in Kenya for founding the first audiovisual production centre, the  Ukweli Video Productions, have paid glowing tributes to him following his death on Monday, January 27 at the age of 93.