Joseph Mwongela

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Joseph Mwongela
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi
SeeRoman Catholic Diocese of Kitui
Appointed17 March 2020
PredecessorAnthony Muheria
Ordination7 September 1996
Consecration29 August 2020
by Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen
Personal details
Joseph Maluki Mwongela

(1968-04-07) April 7, 1968 (age 56)
Kakumi, Kitui County
Styles of
Joseph Mwongela
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Joseph Maluki Mwongela (born 7 April 1968) is a Kenyan Roman Catholic prelate who serves as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kitui. He was appointed as bishop of Kitui on 17 March 2020.[1][2]

Background and priesthood[edit]

Joseph Mwongela was born on 7 April 1968, in Kakumi Village, in the Diocese of Kitui, in present-day Kitui County. He was ordained a priest on 7 September 1996. He served as a priest of the Diocese of Kitui, until 17 March 2020.[1]

As bishop[edit]

Mwongela was appointed Bishop of Kitui on 17 March 2020 and was consecrated a bishop at Kitui on 29 August 2020 by Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, Titular Archbishop of Novaliciana and Papal Nuncio to Kenya at that time, assisted by Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Archdiocese of Nairobi and Archbishop Anthony Muheria, Archbishop of Archdiocese of Nyeri.[1]

Bishop Mwongela succeeds as bishop of the Kitui Diocese from Archbishop Anthony Muheria, of Nyeri Archdiocese, who was the apostolic administrator over Kitui diocese after he was transferred by the Pope to the Archdiocese of Nyeri in April 2017.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c David M. Cheney (29 August 2020). "MicroData Summary for Joseph Maluki Mwongela". Kansas City: Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b Carolyne Tanui (29 August 2020). "Bishop Joseph Mwongela Ordained To Head Kitui Catholic Diocese". Nairobi: 98.4 Capital FM. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  3. ^ Musembi Nzengu (29 August 2020). "Mwongela installed Catholic bishop of Kitui". The Star (Kenya). Nairobi. Retrieved 29 August 2020.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Kitui
2020 – present
Succeeded by