The coronation of Rev Maurice Muhatia Makumba as the new archbishop of the Catholic diocese of Kisumu took place today.
The Most Rev Muhatia, becomes Kisumu’s third archbishop, and takes over from Archbishop Phillip Anyolo who was moved to the Nairobi archdiocese in November last year.
Rev Anyolo took over from Nairobi Auxiliary Bishop David Kamau who stepped in as an Apostolic Administrator following the retirement of Cardinal John Njue in January last year.
Muhatia, whose installation mass was held at Tumsifu Centre in Milimani, promised to serve the diocese with all commitment.
He is expected to preside over his first mass at St Theresa’s Cathedral in Kibuye tomorrow (Sunday).
Until his appointment, the Rev Muhatia was the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, a position he’d held since December 2009.
He was ordained priest in October 1994 and posted to the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega.
Rev Muhatia is the current vice-chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Principal Administrator of Kenya Catholic Secretariate.