The office of the Vicar-General is appointed by the Bishop. Currently, the Diocesan Vicar-General is Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Mwongela assisted by Very Rev. Fr. John Mwandi who is also the Fiancial Administrator. Bishop Muheria, appointed the second Vicar general after he was appointed the Apostolic Administrator of Machakos Diocese.
The bishop assigned each with different duties to ensure smooth running of the diocese and that the Diocesan mission and vision statement are lived on because he will be serving two dioceses (Kitui and Machakos)
Their Duties are as follows
First Vicar General: Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Mwongela- Priestly personnel and conduct matters, Parish matters, Education and institutions, Religious sisters and brothers, Consulting for headships, Partnership and Peoria mission office, Development issues & programs, Health Programs, Diocesan Communication, Friends of Kitui, Nrb Group, Pastoral department issues, CWA, CMA, Youth chaplains & activities
Boards: Caritas, Muthale Mission Hospital, St. Teresa’s Catechetical Training centre, St. John Paul II, Missal Translation Team, Heads of Department, Presbyterium, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Strategic plan team, liturgical team.
Second Vicar General: Very Rev. Fr. John Mwandi/Financial Administrator
Priestly personnel & Conduct matters, Development issues and programs (Finance), Finance matters and Muvothi, Health Programs (Finance), Construction and Shrine Initiative (Technical), Land issues, Judicial Vicar matters, Tribunal commission, New Diocesan projects, Follow up major parish projects (over 2M), PMS/PMC, Project proposal, Transport, Vocations. Boards: Finance, Bookshop, Pastoral Centre conference, vocations commission, St. Josephs, Mutomo Mission Hospital, Nyumbani village.