POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS REV. FR. GEORGE MUTHAKA AS BISHOP OF GARISSA
By Rev. Sr. Adelaide Ndilu and Rose Achiego Ande
The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. George Muthaka, OFMCap. as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Garissa.
The news of Fr. Muthaka’s appointment was officially published in L’Osservatore Romano in Rome on 17th February 2022 at 12-noon Rome time and 2.00 p.m. Kenyan time. The Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan, His Excellency Archbishop Bert Van Megen, also sent an official communication to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) communicating the same.
The Nuncio’s letter reads in part, “I have the honour and pleasure to inform you that Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Fr. George Muthaka as Bishop of Garissa. The Bishop elect belongs to the Congregation of the Capuchin Friars Minor.”
Until his appointment, Bishop elect Muthaka was the Vicar General and the Finance Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Garissa. He also worked as the Chairman for Caritas Garissa Board.
He holds a Master of Science Degree in Church Management program from the Villanova University and Master of Science in psychology from Divine Mercy University in the USA.
Photo credit: Moses M. Mpuria, Malindi