Anthony Muheria

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Anthony Muheria
ChurchCatholic Church
Appointed30 October 2003
PredecessorPeter J. Kairo
Ordination13 June 1993
Consecration10 January 2004
by Giovanni Tonucci
Personal details
Anthony Muheria

(1963-05-27) May 27, 1963 (age 60)
Kaburugi Parish Muranga County
Styles of
Anthony Muheria
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Anthony Muheria (born 27 May 1963) is a Kenyan Catholic bishop who serves as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Nyeri. He was appointed Archbishop of Nyeri on 23 April 2017.[1][2]

Background and priesthood[edit]

Anthony Muheria was born on 27 May 1963, in Kaburugi Parish, in the Diocese of Muranga, in present-day Muranga County. Between 1979 and 1980 He attended Strathmore College in Nairobi for his form five and six studies. After high school, he studied at the University of Nairobi, graduating in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a civil engineer for five years and then joined Opus Dei. He was sent to study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where he graduated with a degree in Theology in 1993.[3] He was ordained a priest on 13 June 1993. He served as a Priest of Opus Dei, until 30 October 2003.[1]

As bishop[edit]

Father Muheria was appointed Bishop of Embu on 30 October 2003 and received episcopal consecration at Embu on 10 January 2004 at the hands of Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci, Titular Archbishop of Torcello, assisted by Archbishop John Njue, Coadjutor Archbishop of Nyeri and Archbishop Raphael Simon Ndingi Mwana’a Nzeki, of Nairobi.[1]

Bishop Muheria was appointed Bishop of Kitui and apostolic administrator of Embu Diocese on 28 June 2008, his mandate as administrator of Embu ceasing on 25 July 2009.[1]

On 21 February 2015, he was appointed apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Machakos. That apostolic administration ceased on 25 August 2018.[1]

On 23 April 2017, Bishop Anthony Muheria was appointed Archbishop of Nyeri. On the same day, he was appointed apostolic administrator of Kitui Diocese. That apostolic administration ceased on 29 August 2020.[1]

On 17 June 2017, he was installed as Archbishop of Nyeri, succeeding Archbishop Peter J. Kairo, who retired upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75 years.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g David M. Cheney (29 August 2020). "MicroData Summary for Anthony Muheria". Kansas City: Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. ^ John Paul Simiyu (21 March 2020). "Meet CBK Governor's Little Known Priest Brother". Nairobi: Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b Cisa News Africa (24 April 2017). "Kenya: Bishop Anthony Muheria Appointed Archbishop of Nyeri". Nairobi: Retrieved 30 August 2020.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Peter J. Kairo
Archbishop of Nyeri
2017 – present
Succeeded by