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Archdiocese of Kisumu

Archidioecesis Kisumuensis

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  • Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Archbishop
  • Zacchaeus Okoth, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 May 1990
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 4,616 (1,782 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1728, 40100 Kisumu, Kenya
  • Telephone: 717.507.727; 738.151.685

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo
15 July 1925ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore} Prefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kisumu
27 May 1932ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo Vicariate Apostolic of Kisumu
Diocese of Kisumu
25 March 1953ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kisumu Diocese of Kisumu
29 June 1953Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu (Turkana, West Suk, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nakuru, Baringo, Elgeyo, and Mara Kwet, except Nandi) Prefecture Apostolic of Eldoret (erected)
20 October 1959Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu (Narok)
Archdiocese of Nairobi (Kajiado)
Prefecture Apostolic of Ngong (erected)
21 May 1960Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu (South Nyanza) Diocese of Kisii (erected)
5 May 1966Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu (North Borabu and West Borabu) Diocese of Kisii
11 January 1968Territory LostDiocese of Eldoret
Diocese of Kisumu
Archdiocese of Nairobi
Diocese of Nakuru (erected) (Districts of Nakuru and Kericho)
20 January 1976Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu (Nandi (except Tindinyo Compound)) Diocese of Eldoret
27 February 1978Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu (Western Province and Tindinyo) Diocese of Kakamega (erected)
Archdiocese of Kisumu
21 May 1990ElevatedDiocese of Kisumu Archdiocese of Kisumu


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Kisumu
Diocese of Kisumu
Archdiocese of Kisumu

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Prefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 18, Page 87, and Page 88
  • Vicariate Apostolic of Kisumu
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 24, Page 366, and Page 367
  • Diocese of Kisumu
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 45, Page 705, to Page 710
  • Archdiocese of Kisumu
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 82, Page 937


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