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The Ordinary of the Archdiocese is His Grace Philip Anyolo the Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo was born in May 18, 1956, in Tongaren, Bungoma.

He is the second born in a family of ten children of the late Mzee Paul Anyolo and Mama Dina Nekesa.

He attended Kakamwe primary school, Tongaren. He later attended Mother of Apostles Minor Seminary – Eldoret. He later joined St. Augustine Major Seminary – Mabanga, for philosophy and later St. Thomas Aquinas – Nairobi for theological studies.

In 1982, he was ordained deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret and priest in October 15, 1983, by then Bishop of Eldoret, Rt. Rev. John Njenga.

As a priest of Eldoret, his first appointment was as the Bishop‘s Secretary where he served for two and a half years. During this period,  he assisted in the Cathedral and in other parishes.

In 1987, he left for Austria for further studies. He completed his Phd in Systematic Theology and returned to his diocese where he continued with his role as the Bishop‘s Secretary. He also worked as Chaplain of Moi University and a visiting lecturer at St. Matthias Mulumba Major Seminary.

On December 6, 1995 ,  Pope John Paul II appointed Philip Anyolo as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kericho. He was consecrated as the first bishop of Kericho diocese on February 3, 1996.  

On February 20, 2002, Archbishop Anyolo was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Homabay upon the resignation of Rt. Rev. Linus Okok Okwach.

On March 22, 2003, Pope John Paul II appointed him as the second Bishop of Homabay. He was installed on May 23, 2003.

He was appointed Archbishop of Kisumu on November 15, 2018 and installed on January 12, 2019.

On October 28, 2021, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Philip Anyolo as Archbishop of Nairobi. He was installed as the Archbishop of Nairobi on 20th Nov. 2021.

Archbishop Anyolo succeeds His Eminence John Cardinal Njue who retired on January 4, 2021 upon attaining the official retirement age of 75.

The Archdiocese has 256 clergy by January 2022.

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