NAIROBI APRIL 24, 2017 (CISA) – Pope Francis has appointed the Rt Rev Anthony Muheria, as Archbishop of Nyeri following the retirement of Archbishop Peter Kairo.
The news of the appointment was officially made April 23, in Rome. Presently Rt Rev Muheria is the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui and Apostolic Administrator of Catholic Diocese of Machakos.
Rt Rev Muheria was born on May 27, 1963 at Kaburugi in Murang’a County After high school he obtained a BC in Science and Civil Engineering at Nairobi University in 1984.
For five years he worked as a consultant engineer and then he joined Opus Dei. He was sent to Rome to study at Holy Cross University where he obtained a licentiate and degree in theology. He was ordained a priest on 13 June 1993.
He returned to Kenya and worked in the Opus Dei regional offices as head of education, in charge of a programme for the human, professional, doctrinal and spiritual formation of Opus Dei members. He was also spiritual assistant in schools and Opus Dei institutes and he preached in retreats.
He was ordained as Bishop of Embu in 2003, where he served for five years before his posting to Kitui Diocese in 2008.
Archbishop Kairo wrote to the Vatican in September 2016, seeking to leave office after attaining the retirement age of 75 years.
Archbishop Kairu, who has retires after 33 years in service, had informed Vatican that he would leave office immediately a replacement was found.