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Archdiocese of Kisumu

Archidioecesis Kisumuensis

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  • Zacchaeus Okoth, Archbishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 May 1990
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 6,419 (2,479 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1728, Kisumu, Kenya
  • Telephone: (057)202.07.25
  • Fax: 202.22.03

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 Prefecture Apostolic of Eldoret (erected)
20 October 1959Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu
Archdiocese of Nairobi
Prefecture Apostolic of Ngong (erected)
21 May 1960Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu Diocese of Kisii (erected)
11 January 1968Territory LostDiocese of Eldoret
Diocese of Kisumu
Archdiocese of Nairobi
Diocese of Nakuru (erected)
27 February 1978Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu 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


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