Kisumu 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.

Names of the parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Swaziland's Manzini Diocese pinned on benches. / Bishop Jose Luis Ponce de Leon

What a Cleric in Swaziland Has Done to Keep Faithful Engaged During COVID-19

Apr 10, 2020

All was well at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Manzini in the Southern Africa nation of Eswatini, popularly known as Swaziland, until Fr. Francis Onyango announced that Public Mass had been suspended. Fr. Onyango made the announcement that pierced the heart of an elderly woman who was attending Mass that morning on Wednesday, March 18.

Fr. Richard Oduor, Kenyan-born priest incardinated in South Sudan's Torit diocese who tested positive for COVID-19 days after arriving in Kenya from Rome. He says he has no symptoms of the virus / Fr. Richard Oduor

“It's my 14th day in Kenya, I’ve no COVID-19 symptoms,” Priest Says, Faults Media Reports

Mar 27, 2020

The Kenyan priest, Fr. Richard Oduor who, according to government authorities in Kenya, tested positive for COVID-19 and got hospitalized days after returning from Italy has said that on the 14th day since he traveled back to Kenya, he does not feel any of the known symptoms of the virus that has claimed more than 24,000 lives across the globe.