Kenyan Episcopal Conference

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The episcopate in Kenya is represented by the Kenya Episcopal Conference, KEC), whose statutes were approved by the Holy See on December 7, 1976. KEC is the highest authority of the plenary session, attended by all the bishops of the diocese of law, emeritus, auxiliaries, the apostolic vicar, and the military chaplaincy. The assembly of bishops of Kenya accomplishes its mission through the Catholic Secretariat (Catholic Secretariat) which, through the Episcopal Commissions, coordinates and implements the decisions of the plenary assembly, providing the appropriate technical support. Currently, the KEC can count on 15 committees (liturgy, doctrine, lay apostolate, mission, justice and peace, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, refugees, etc..) And 2 sub (canon law and apostolate of the nomads).

The KEC is a member of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) and Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).


1969-1970: John Joseph McCarthy, the Archbishop of Nairobi

1970-1976: Maurice Michael Otunga, Cardinal, Archbishop of Nairobi

1976-1982: John Njenga, bishop of Eldoret

1982-1988: Raphael Ndingi Mwana'a Nzeki, Bishop of Nakuru

1988-1991: Nicodemus Kirima, Archbishop of Nyeri

1991-1997: Zacchaeus Okoth, Archbishop of Kisumu

1997-2003: John Njue, Bishop of Embu

2003-2006: Cornelius Arap Korir Kipng'eno, bishop of Eldoret

2006: John Njue, Cardinal, Archbishop of Nairobi

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