Bishop Phillip Anyolo installed as Archbishop of Nairobi
Bishop Phillip Subira Anyolo has been installed as the Archbishop of Nairobi Dioces in ceremony graced by the catholic faithful, clergy and representatives from the government and neighbouring countries.
Anyolo took office on Saturday, November 20 after his October 28 appointment by Pope Francis.
“I have the honour and pleasure to inform you that Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Philip Anyolo, presently Archbishop of Kisumu as Archbishop of Nairobi,” Archbishop Bert Van Megen. the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan said while announcing Anyolo's appointment.
Arhcbishop Anyolo takes over from retired Arhcbishop Emeritus John Cardinal Njue who stepped down from office in January.
Born on May 18, 1956 in Bungoma County, Anyolo developed an interest in priesthood following the influenced by priests; Noel McHenry, Tom Smith and Philip Sulumeti.
In 1983, he was ordained as a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret and was later appointed Bishop of Kericho on December 6, 1995, by Pope John Paul II. He was consecrated as Bishop of Kericho on February 3, 1996.
In 2002, Anyolo was appointed Apostolic Administrator, Diocese of Homa Bay after Right Reverend Linus Okok Okwach resigned.
He was then made Bishop Diocese of Homa Bay March 22, 2003.
In 2018, Anyolo was appointed Archbishop of Kisumu Diocese and installed the next year.