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Rev. Peter Kairo appointed the new Archbishop of Nyeri

Posted by African Press International on April 20, 2008

Publisher: Korir, api africanpress@getmail.no source.kbc.ke

Written By:Naisula Lesuuda

Caption: He takes over the leadership of the diocese after the Late Archbishop Nicodemus Kirima who passed on in November last year.

His Lordship the Right Rev. Peter Kairo is now the new Archbishop of the catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri.

His appointment was made Saturday by His holiness the pope Benedict the sixteenth.

He takes over the leadership of the diocese after the Late Archbishop Nicodemus Kirima who passed on in November last year.

Born on 24th of May1941, His grace Kairo says his passion for priesthood started very early in life but it wasn’t all smooth sailing.

He joined Minor Seminary of Eldoret and later St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Nairobi.

After being ordained priest on the 1st of November 1970 he was appointed to the Holy Rosary Parish Nakuru, where he worked for two years.

He later went to the US to study, where he obtained a degree in Bachelor of Arts.

Upon his return he was appointed secretary of Religious Education, Director of Catechesis and Lady Apostolate.

He then worked from 1976 to 1981 as a lecturer at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary.

He returned to the Cathedral Parish of Nakuru and became the Vicar General of the Diocese.

In March 1983 he was appointed Bishop of the new Diocese of Murang’a and consecrated Bishop on 21st May of the same year where he worked up to his appointment as Bishop of the catholic Diocese of Nakuru on 12th May 1997.

He is elated and thankful to the pope, His holiness Benedict the sixteenth for the appointment.

He says he is ready to serve the people of Nyeri, while at the same time calling on the leaders to ensure the plight of the IDPS is considered with uttermost priority.

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