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Diocese of Kakamega

Dioecesis Kakamegaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Joseph Obanyi Sagwe, Bishop
  • Philip Sulumeti, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 February 1978
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kisumu
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 3,517 (1,358 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 150, 50100 Kakamega, Kenya
  • Telephone: (020)355.17.57
  • Fax: (056)41.346

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
27 February 1978ErectedDiocese of Kisumu Diocese of Kakamega (erected)
27 April 1987Territory LostDiocese of Kakamega Diocese of Bungoma (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1980368,4521,572,00023.4%1249616,0408116925ap1981
1990363,9901,408,80725.8%1623399,3333712320ap1991
1997284,7831,831,58315.5%4116574,9962933627ap2000
1999303,9321,930,00015.7%4810585,2402228228ap2002
2002323,0821,967,08216.4%569654,9702523828ap2004
2004342,1231,988,12317.2%666724,7512623534ap2005
2006389,0002,061,20118.9%906964,0523324634ap2007
2011557,7382,620,65921.3%896955,8702141936ap2012

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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