Catholic University of Eastern Africa

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Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Motto "Consecrate them in the truth"
Established 1984
Type Private
Chancellor Most Reverend Tarcisio Ziyaye
Vice-Chancellor Very Rev. Dr. Pius Rutechura
Location Nairobi, Kenya
1°21′04″S 36°45′27″E / 1.351082°S 36.757579°E / -1.351082; 36.757579Coordinates: 1°21′04″S 36°45′27″E / 1.351082°S 36.757579°E / -1.351082; 36.757579
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Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) is a multi-campus university in Kenya.


CUEA was founded on 3 September in 1984 in Nairobi Kenya as a Graduate School of Theology, under the name the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA). The Institute was founded by the regional ecclesiastical authority known as Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA). The member countries of AMECEA are: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.Initially, CHIEA offered two-year Licentiate/MA programmes in Theology, as authorized by the Congregation for Catholic Education, Vatican City (cf. Prot. N. 821/80/34), effective 2 May 1984. On 3 September of the same year, it was officially inaugurated by the Right Reverend Bishop Medardo Mazombwe, the then Chairman of AMECEA. On 18 August 1985, it was formally opened by Pope John Paul II. In 1986, the Graduate School of Theology started negotiations with the Commission for Higher Education in Kenya to establish the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

In 1989, the Institute obtained the "Letter of Interim Authority" as the first step towards its establishment as a private university. After three years of intensive negotiations between the Authority of the Graduate School of Theology (CHIEA) and the Commission for Higher Education, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was established. The climax of the negotiations was a granting of the Civil Charter to CHIEA on 3 November 1992. This marked the birth of the university as a private institution. The Institute rebranded as the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, in 1992.

In 2002, the Faculties of Science and Commerce were established. Then in 2003, the Center for Social Justice & ethics was established. The Faculty of Law was established in 2004, and the School of continuing professional development in 2009. In 2009, satellite campuses were established at the following locations:[1]

Faculties of the University[edit]

The university maintains the following faculties:[2]

  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Law (LLB)
  • Center for Social Justice and Ethics
  • School of Continuing Professional Development

Constituent colleges[edit]

  • Marist International University College
  • Tangaza College
  • Hekima College
  • Regina Pacis University College
  • Uzima University College

Affiliated colleges[edit]

  • Don Bosco College - Moshi, Tanzania
  • Christ the King Major Seminary
  • The Spiritan Seminary
  • AMECEA Pastoral Institute
  • Chemichemi ya Uzima Center

Associate institution[edit]

  • Ukweli Video Production

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include the following:

External links[edit]

See also[edit]