Pope Francis has appointed Kitui Bishop Anthony Muheria as the new archbishop of Nyeri.
Muheri is set to replace Nyeri Catholic archbishop Peter Joseph Kairu who wrote to the pope last year requesting to be retired.
Kairu who has retired after 33 years in service had informed Vatican that he would leave office immediately a replacement is found.
Kairu who the first born in a family of 10, served as archbishop of Murang’a for 14 years and his second posting was Nakuru where he served for 11 years. He was posted to Nyeri in 2008 where he has served for eight years.
Reads the message: “on behalf of the apostolic Nuncio, I have the honour and pleasure to inform you that pope Francis has appointed the right reverend Anthony Muheria , presently bishop of Kitui as archbishop of Nyeri.”
He is the brother to Central Bank of Kenya Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge who is also a member of the Opus Dei.