Pope Francis has appointed Kitui Bishop Anthony Muheria as the new archbishop of Nyeri.
Muheria (pictured) 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 is the first born in a family of 10 and 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.
The episcopal appointment was made public in an announcement sent to bishops and archbishops in the country yesterday.
“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 as Archbishop of Nyeri,” stated the communication addressed to all archbishops and bishops in the country.
Muheria is not only the Bishop of Kitui but also served as the apostolic administrator of the Machakos dioceses and was also a member of the Judicial Service Commission before he resigned.