Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Kenya

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

Regarding Western Kenya:

1204
Constantinople / Konstantinopolis (Latin Patriarchate from now, de facto established by the Pope through Venice) - (Latin Empire of Constantinople) Turkey
1742
Constantinople / Konstantinopolis (AV, supplanting the Latin Patriarchal vicars / suffragan bishops) - (Ottoman Empire) Turkey
1760
Aleppo [Lat.] (AV, detached from AV Constantinople) - Syria
1817
Vicariate Apostolic of Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus [Lat.] (AV, reestablished with new name, previously Aleppo) - Syria, Egypt, Arabian Peninsula, Cyprus
1839
Abyssinia [Lat.] (AV, detached from Apostolic Vicariate of Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus) -Abyssinia
1846
Sudan / Central Africa (AV, detached from Abyssinia AV) - Sudan, etc.
1880
Nyanza (AV, detached from Sudan / Central Africa AV) - Uganda, Tanzania, etc.
1883
Victoria-Nyanza (AV, new name, previously Nyanza AV) - Uganda, Tanzania, etc.
1894
Upper Nile (AV, detached from Victoria-Nyanza AV) - Uganda, Kenya, etc.
Regarding Eastern Kenya:

1514
Funchal (established by the Portuguese, see footnote) - Portugal
1533
Goa (detached from Funchal) - India
1558
Malacca (detached from Goa) - Malaysia
1712
Islands of the Indian Ocean (AP, detached from Malacca) - Indian Ocean
1818
Bourbon (AP, new name, previously Islands of the Indian Ocean) - Reunion, Indian Ocean, etc.
1850
Saint-Denis-de-La-Réunion (D, and new name, previously Bourbon AP) - Reunion
1860
Zanguebar (AP, detached from Saint-Denis-de-La-Réunion) - (Zanzibar) Tanzania
1883
Zanguebar (AV) - (Zanzibar) Tanzania

1887
Northern Zanguebar (AV, new name, previously Zanguebar AV) - Kenya
1905
Kenya (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Northern Zanguebar AV) - Kenya
1906
Zanzibar (AV, new name, previously Northern Zanguebar AV) - Kenya
1909
Kenya (AV) - Kenya
1925
Kavirondo (AP, detached from Upper Nile AV) - Kenya
1926
Nyeri (AV, new name, previously Kenya AV) - Kenya
1926
Meru (AP, detached from Kenya AV) - Kenya
1932
Kisumu (AV, and new name, previously Kavirondo AP) - Kenya
1953
Kisumu - Kenya
1953
Meru - Kenya
1953
Nairobi (Metr., and new name, previously Zanzibar AV) - Kenya
1953
Nyeri - Kenya
1953
Eldoret (AP, detached from Kisumu) - Kenya
1955
Mombasa and Zanzibar (detached from Nairobi) - Kenya/Tanzania
1956
Kitui (AP, detached from Nairobi, and from Meru) - Kenya
1959
Eldoret - Kenya
1959
Ngong (AP, detached from Nairobi, and from Kisumu) - Kenya
1960
Kisii (detached from Kisumu) - Kenya
1961
Kenya (Mil.Ord.) - Kenya
1963
Kitui - Kenya
1964
Mombasa (new name, previously Mombasa and Zanzibar) - Kenya
1964
Marsabit (detached from Nyeri) - Kenya
1968
Lodwar (AP, detached from Eldoret) - Kenya
1968
Nakuru (detached from Eldoret, from Kisumu, and from Nairobi) - Kenya
1969
Machakos (detached from Nairobi) - Kenya
1976
Ngong - Kenya
1976
Garissa (AP, detached from Meru, and from Mombasa) - Kenya
1978
Lodwar - Kenya
1978
Kakamega (detached from Kisumu) - Kenya
1983
Muranga (detached from Nyeri) - Kenya
1984
Garissa - Kenya
1986
Embu (detached from Meru) - Kenya
1987
Bungoma (detached from Kakamega) - Kenya
1990
Kisumu (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Nairobi) - Kenya
1990
Mombasa (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Nairobi) - Kenya
1990
Nyeri (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Nairobi) - Kenya
1993
Homa Bay (detached from Kisii) - Kenya
1995
Isiolo (AP, detached from Meru) - Kenya
1995
Kericho (detached from Nakuru) - Kenya
1998
Kitale (detached from Eldoret) - Kenya
2000
Malindi (detached from Mombasa, and from Garissa) - Kenya
2001
Maralal (detached from Marsabit) - Kenya
2002
Nyahururu (detached from Nyeri) - Kenya
av Webmaster publisert 08.09.2004, sist endret 08.09.2004 - 12:10