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We aspire to be: “A Mirror of True Light, Love & Witness to God”

Core Values

• Integrity
• Unity
• Equity
• Professionalism
• Care for Planet
• Compassion

We commit to: “Transform & Buttress Our Rich Cultural Heritage on Christ’s Mission of Charity

Established in 1998

The Catholic Diocese of Kitale is one of the ecclesiastical territories in Kenya under the Metropolitan see of Kisumu. Established in August 1998, this Diocese covers the vast Trans Nzoia and West Pokot counties in the North Rift region of Kenya. The diocese borders the Republic of Uganda to the west, Turkana County to the north, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo and Uasin Gishu Counties to the east and Bungoma and Kakamega Counties to the South. It currently has seven deaneries including Cathedral deanery, Kolongolo deanery, Kiminini Deanery, Suwerwa Deanery, Tartar deanery, Kapenguria deanery and Ortun Deanery. The Catholic Diocese of Kitale is currently comprised of 35 parishes. Rt. Rev. Henry Juma Odonya is the current Bishop, having taken over from the diocese founding Bishop Maurice Anthony Crowley SPS.

meet the team

Rt. Rev. Henry Juma Odonya
Rev. Fr. James Oranga
Diocesan Secretary
Rev. Fr. James Ndombi
Pastoral Coordinator
Alexander Barasa
Caritas Director
Very Rev. Micah Kemboi
Vicar General
Edward Shibanda
CJPD Coordinator



Sibanga Diocesan Youth Centre

Sibanga Diocesan Youth Centre is a project envisioned to be a multipurpose entity whose utilization is intended to help the youth overcome of the challenges of the present time through spiritual nourishment, talent nurturing, recovery from addictions and abuse, environmental consciousness, and promotion of agricultural activities. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT·

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Mitume Catechetical Centre

This is a training center for Catechists located in Mitume outskirts of Kitale town. It was officially opened in August 1973. By then, Kitale was still part of the larger Diocese of Eldoret. Other functions of the center include: Training pastoral agents for the church. Offering  catechesis. Training Parish leaders,

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Goseta Diocesan Centre

Goseta Diocesan Center is located in Goseta, along the Kitale-Kapenguria road.  It is 300m from Emoru junction near St. Joseph the worker –Hema School. The center was established to serve as retirement home for priests. However, the initial plan of building a home for retired priests was temporarily shelved and

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