Kisumu Archdiocese

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“God is concerned about what goes on in your womb”: Catholic Archbishop in Kenya

Jun 24, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has cautioned the people of God in the East African nation against abortion, saying God is interested in the life of the unborn children.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Path of Holiness Entails Discovering “place of Word of God, Eucharist”: Kenyan Archbishop

Jun 21, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop has called on Kenyans to find a place for the Word of God and the Eucharist in their families if they are to be on the “path of holiness”. 

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Seek to Tap into Laity’s Expertise “to progress faster” in Synodality: Kenyan Archbishop

Jun 8, 2022

Members of the Clergy who tap into the expertise of the Laity have been known to “progress faster” in their respective apostolates, positively contributing to the  ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, a Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has said.

Some of the Three major Seminaries in Kenya. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

Increasing Number of Major Seminarians in Kenya “a good crisis”: Catholic Archbishop

Jun 7, 2022

The rise in the number of Major Seminarians in Kenya that has resulted in “a minor crisis” of lack of rooms in the national Diocesan Seminaries presents “a good crisis”, a Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has said.

Archbishop Maurice Makumba Muhatia of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Exercise Caution When Reporting Politics in Kenya: Catholic Archbishop to Journalists

Jun 7, 2022

There is need for news journalists in Kenya to proceed with caution when reporting politics ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place on August 9, the Catholic Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese has said.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kisumu Archdiocese in Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Urges Youth to “refuse incitement” Ahead of General Elections

Apr 10, 2022

The Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese in Kenya has urged the young people in the East African country to shun inciting statements and to do everything within their power to ensure peaceful elections scheduled for August 9 are realized.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Encourages Students Sitting for National Examinations

Mar 22, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese has sought to encourage candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) saying he is praying for their success.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen blesses congregants at the installation of Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba as the Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Kisumu. Credit: ACI Africa

Nuncio in Kenya Cautions Predecessors against Interfering with Affairs of Successors

Mar 21, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned Catholic Church leaders who have been succeeded against meddling in the affairs of their successors and urged the former to leave room for the latter to start a “new chapter” in their new respective ministries. 

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Authorities Laud Outgoing Catholic Bishop for Peace Initiatives in Warrying Region

Mar 21, 2022

Kenyan government officials have lauded the new Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Kisumu in Kenya, Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, for working tirelessly to restore peace in his former Episcopal See.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba blessing the different groups of people who attended his Saturday, March 19 Installation as Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Kisumu. Credit: ACI Africa

New Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Pledges to Deepen Evangelization in Metropolitan See

Mar 20, 2022

The newly installed Archbishop of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Kisumu has noted with admiration the great work done by his predecessors and promised to deepen evangelization in the Kenyan Metropolitan See.

Archbishop-elect Maurice Muhatia Makumba. Credit: ACI Africa

Transition in Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese Similar to “going on retreat”: Archbishop-elect

Mar 15, 2022

The administrative change in the Diocese of Nakuru in Kenya following the transfer of Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba to the Archdiocese of Kisumu can be favorably compared with the Kenyan Diocese “going on retreat”, the Archbishop-elect has said.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, appointed Archbishop of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese by Pope Francis on 18 February 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Transfers Bishop in Kenya, Appoints Him Archbishop for Kisumu Archdiocese

Feb 18, 2022

Pope Francis has transferred a Catholic Bishop in Kenya, and appointed him Archbishop for the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kisumu. 

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese who has been appointed Apostolic Administrator of Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Bishop of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Kisumu Archdiocese

Nov 22, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Kisumu, which became vacant following the transfer of Archbishop Philip Anyolo to Nairobi Archdiocese.

Fr. Stephen Otieno Makagutu donating sanitary towels to girls at St. Dominic Kianja Primary School within the Archdiocese of Kisumu
Credit: Fr Stephen Otieno Makagutu

How a Kenyan Catholic Priest is Fostering "menstrual hygiene" among Girls in Schools

Jun 6, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Priest is promoting menstrual hygiene among primary school girls by providing them with sanitary towels.

Fr. Stephen Otieno Makagutu at his ordination in Kisumu, December 11, 2020.

Priesthood Defined by Offering “sacrifice of praise”: Nuncio in Kenya at Ordination

Dec 12, 2020

The identity of a Priest is manifested in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist during which he offers the “sacrifice of praise” for the salvation of souls, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya said Friday, December 11.

Fr. Michael Otieno Odiwa, appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop pf Kenya's Homabay Diocese.

Clergy, Religious, Laity in Kenya’s Homabay Diocese Elated at New Bishop’s Appointment

Nov 30, 2020

Members of the Clergy, Religious men and women serving in Kenya’s Homabay Diocese and Lay faithful have expressed their jubilation at the news of the appointment of a new Bishop for the Diocese.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya's Nyeri Archdiocese.

Constitution “be a guide for higher, more noble goals”: Kenyan Prelate at Anniversary

Aug 29, 2020

At the Eucharistic celebration organized to mark a decade since the promulgation of Kenya’s Constitution, the Archbishop of Nyeri in the East African country has urged the citizenry to use the Supreme Law of the Land as a guide for establishing a set of “higher and more noble goals.”

KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Philip Anyolo presiding over a televised Mass at the Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

Reopening Kenya “dependent on taking personal, social responsibility seriously”: Bishops

Jul 13, 2020

After Kenya’s Government announced the “conditional” and partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions last week, Catholic Bishops in the  East African nation have called on the people of God in the East African nation to take “personal and social responsibility seriously” if the country has to reopen.

John Cardinal Njue (right), Archbishop Philip Anyolo (Center) and CS Mutahi Kagwe (left) during Tuesday's meeting at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya. / KCCB

Kenyan Government Engages Catholic Church Leaders on Resuming Public Worship

May 29, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya will be meeting in “coming days” to define a way that will see the lifting of the ban on public worship in the East African country after a successful engagement with the government that took place early this week, ACI Africa has been told in an interview.

Caption: Franciscan Sisters of St. Anna (FSSA) donate relief items to people displaced by floods in Nyando, Kisumu county. / FSSA

A Kenya-based Order of Nuns Reaches Out to Families Affected by Floods

May 2, 2020

Members of a Kenya-based Order of nuns have reached out to over 200 needy families in Western Kenya affected by floods following ongoing heavy rains in the East African nation, one of the nuns involved in the Thursday, April 30 initiative has told ACI Africa.