Bishop Philip Anyolo is set to be installed as the Nairobi Archbishop on Saturday following the appointment by Pope Francis.
Bishop Anyolo takes over from John Cardinal Njue who retired in January this year after attaining the age of 75.
Nairobi Auxiliary Bishop David Kamau has been the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Nairobi from the time His Eminence Cardinal Njue retired.
The Archbishop-elect was born on 18th May 1956 in Tongaren, Bungoma. He was ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret in 1983.
Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Kericho on 6th December 1995 and was consecrated as Bishop of Kericho on 3rd February 1996.
On 20th February 2002, The Holy Father John Paul II appointed him as Apostolic Administrator of Homabay upon the resignation of Rt. Rev. Linus Okok Okwach.
He was appointed Bishop of Homabay on 22nd March 2003 and installed as Bishop of Homabay on 23rd May 2003.
On 15th November 2018, Bishop Philip Anyolo was appointed the Archbishop of Kisumu and installed on 16th January 2019.
He becomes the fifth Archbishop of Nairobi.