Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Phillip Anyolo to head Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi.
He will take over from Archbishop Emeritus John Cardinal Njue, who retired in January this year after attaining the age of 75.
The appointment was made public in Rome today afternoon.
“I have the pleasure and honour to inform you that Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Philip Anyolo, presently Archbishop of Kisumu, as Archbishop of Nairobi,” read the statement.
Prior to his appointment, Anyolo has been the Archbishop of Kisumu since November 15, 2018.
He was ordained a priest on October 15, 1983 and was installed the bishop of Kericho diocese on December 6, 1995, and was later transferred to the Homa Bay Diocese on May 23, 2003.
He also served as the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) from October 2013 to May this year.
After Njue’s retirement, Nairobi Auxiliary Bishop David Kamau has been the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Nairobi.