Evangelisation in Africa Kenya From 1969 to 2010
A Case study of the Catholic Diocese of Machakos
Archbishop Emeritus of Nairobi Kenya Raphael Ndingi Mwana A'Nzeki and the late Bishop Emeritus Kioko, were ordained the first Akamba Catholic priests in Kenya, January 1961.
The number increased to four after Frs.
Thaddeus Mutuku and Hilary Kailu were ordained in 1962 and 1966 respectively.
In the light of this development, a separate Diocese of Mathakos, from the Archdioces of Nairobi was erected 29th May 1969.
The new Bishop projected a spirit of confidence and gave the new Diocese a local face with the support of the co-worker missionary and local priests, religious men and women and the laity, he put the Diocese on a firm foundation.
He opened Makueni Parish, split from the expansive Kaumoni Parish in 1970, and ordained his first priest, Msgr.
Alfonse Mondiu in, 1971, (the sixth Local priest).
The two events gathered the momentum for new parishes, ‘to bring the word of God closer to the people and building a Diocesan clergy to minister them.
He also awakened Christians to be faithful followers of Christ and to support the church generously to be self- reliant.
Thanks to the Holy Ghost Fathers who started this good work in Machakos.The book is good to missionaries in the world
Kasomo Daniel PhD: Studied Religious Studies in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
A Roman Catholic Bishop and the Leader of the Society of St Peter and Paul in Kenya.
A Senior Lecturer in Maseno University in Kenya.
Former Dean of Students and Counselor in Egerton University and Head of Department of Religious Studies Catholic University.