KENYA: Pope Appoints Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua to Machakos

VATICAN JUNE 26, 2008 (CISA)- Pope Francis has transferred Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua from the Catholic Diocese of Bungoma to the Catholic Diocese of Machakos.

The news was made public June 23 at noon, in Rome, (1.00 p.m. in Kenya) following a June 22 appointment letter to the Apostolic Nunciature in Kenya.

Bishop King’oo who is the Chairman of the National Family Life at the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has served in Bungoma for 20 years.

He was appointed Bishop of Bungoma on June 27, 1998 and consecrated on August 16, 1998 by the Prefect of Congregation of Evangelization to Peoples Cardinal Joseph Tumko.

Machakos Diocese fell vacant on December 9, 2014 when Bishop Martin Kivuva was elevated to Archbishop of Mombasa Archdiocese. Since then, Machakos Diocese has been shepherded by Archbishop Anthony Muheria as the Apostolic Administrator.

Four dioceses and the Military Ordinariate in Kenya still remain without resident Bishops. These include Kitui, theMilitary Ordinariate, Eldoret and Malindi.

Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua was born in 1952 in Makueni County, and ordained Priest in the diocese of Lodwar in 1988.