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About Us

About Us

Catholic Diocese of Kitui is found in the ecclesiastical region of Kenya and it is within the Nairobi metropolitan. It covers the whole Kitui County which is comprised of eight sub-counties. It is an arid and semi-arid area of approximately 30,496.4 sq. Kms in Eastern Kenya, with a population of around 1,012,709 people. The Diocese has a population of 226,414 baptized Catholics as per the 2021 Diocesan statistics.

The first Missionaries to evangelize Kitui were Holy Ghost Fathers from Kabaa (Machakos) in early 1930s. Also, by the time the Holy Ghost Fathers were introducing Christianity in Kitui, the Consolata Missionaries from Meru were evangelizing in the northern region of Kitui (now Kimangau). The first Mission house was built in 1945 at Mutune. Kitui Apostolic Prefecture was curved from the Archdiocese of Nairobi in 1956 under care of St. Patrick's Kiltegan Missionaries,

Our Mission:

To bring about the kingdom of Christ, by facilitating a relationship between each person with God and with one another, through the ministry of evangelization and sacraments; to witness to Christ and be his instrument, through Charity and service especially to the poor and needy ,in order to affirm the human dignity.

Our Vision:

Christ centered and Christ modeled community.

Core Values

  1. Love for God, Love of Neighbor.
  2. Life and dignity of the human person.
  3. Care for the poor/vulnerable
  4. Solidarity, community and participation.
  5. Call to family.
  6. Faithfulness, Peace and Forgiveness.
  7. Honesty, Integrity and Responsible stewardship.
  8. Care for Gods’ creation
  9. Social Justice