Martin Kivuva Musonde

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His Excellency

Martin Kivuva Musonde
Archbishop of Mombasa
ChurchRoman Catholic
Installed21 February 2015
PredecessorBoniface Lele
Ordination9 December 1978
Consecration3 June 2003
by Archbishop Raphael S. Ndingi Mwana a'Nzeki
Personal details
Born (1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 72)
Muthetheni, Machakos, Kenya Colony
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)Bishop of Machakos (2003-2015)
EducationSt. Mary’s Seminary Kwale
Alma materSt. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Nairobi
University of Nairobi
Motto"that all may be one"
Styles of
Martin Kivuva Musonde
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Martin Kivuva Musonde, (born on 10 February 1952), is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mombasa, effective 9 December 2014.[1] He previously served as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Machakos from 2003 until 2014.[1]

Background and priesthood[edit]

He was born on 10 February 1952, in Muthetheni, in present-day Machakos County. He is the first born in a family of six brothers and three sisters. He was baptized on 22 March 1952. He attended Kyambusya Primary School in Muthetheni.[2]

In 1961, his family moved to Kichaka Samba in present-day Kwale County. After the relocation, he joined Kichaka Samba Primary School. Later, he attended St. Mary's Seminary in Kwale.[2] He then studied philosophy and theology at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Nairobi. Musonde was ordained priest on 9 December 1978 in the Archdiocese of Mombasa.[1][2]

His first appointment as a priest was in Mwatate Parish in Taita-Taveta as an assistant Priest. From February 1979 until February 1989, he served as a parish priest in Our Lady of Fatima Parish Kongowea and at the same time as an officiating Chaplain to Kenya Armed Forces, at Nyali Barracks. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as a parish priest of Makupa Parish.[2]

Career in communication[edit]

From 1989 until 1992, he worked as a social communications coordinator for the Archdiocese of Mombasa. In 1992, he was appointed to work in Ukweli Video Productions in Nairobi where he later became the director, a position he held until his appointment as the Bishop of Machakos.[2]

Archbishop Martin Kivuva holds certificates in building and construction from Mombasa Polytechnic, in Religious Studies from the University of Nairobi, in aid administration from Selly Oak College in Birmingham, England, in Radio Production from All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, and a video and radio production from the Institute of Telecommunications in Dallas, Texas.[2]

As bishop[edit]

He was appointed bishop on 15 March 2003 and ordained and installed as the Bishop of Machakos on 3 June 2003 at Machakos Stadium. The Principal Consecrator at his consecration was Archbishop Raphael S. Ndingi Mwana a'Nzeki, the Archbishop of Nairobi, who was assisted by Archbishop John Njenga, Archbishop of Mombasa, and Archbishop Nicodemus Kirima, Archbishop of Nyeri.[1]

On 9 December 2014, Bishop Martin Kivuva Musonde was appointed Archbishop of Mombasa and was installed as Archbishop on 21 February 2015.[1][2] As bishop, he adopted the motto "that all may be one". He has been a champion of the rights of individuals and the disadvantaged, regardless of religious affiliation.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e David M. Cheney (19 September 2019). "Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde: Archbishop of Mombasa, Kenya". Kansas City: Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Archdiocese of Mombasa (9 December 2014). "About Archbishop Kivuva, Archbishop of Mombasa". Mombasa, Kenya: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. ^ Winnie Atieno (21 October 2019). "Catholic Church Cautions Government On HPV Vaccine Side-Effects". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 22 October 2019.

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