The Diocese of Nairobi was created in 1964. The earlier part of its history coincided with that of the Diocese of Mombasa. The Most Rev. L.J. Beecher, Archbishop of the Province of East Africa, who had previously been Bishop of Mombasa, became its first Bishop. Archbishop Beecher retired in 1970 with the inauguration of the separate Provinces of Kenya and Tanzania. The Most Rev. Festo Olang’ became Bishop of Nairobi as well as Archbishop of the Province of Kenya as provided for in the CPK Constitution. He was enthroned at All Saints’ Cathedral on 31 August 1970.
The Rt. Rev. Crispus Nzano became Assistant Bishop of Nairobi on his consecration on 23 February 1975 but moved to Mombasa in 1980. After Archbishop Olang’s retirement in 1979 the Most Rev. Manasses Kuria succeeded him as Archbishop of the Province and the Bishop of Nairobi. In 1994, the most Rev. Dr. Manasses Kuria retired and in 1996 The Most Rev. Dr. David Gitari was elected the third Archbishop of the province of Kenya. In September 2002 Nairobi Diocese was split to create the All Saints Cathedral diocese which was the Archbishop’s Diocese- The Most Rev. David Gitari became the Head of the All Saints. Cathedral Diocese while The Rt. Rev. Peter Njoka was elected the first Bishop of Nairobi Diocese. In July 2010, Bishop Peter Njoka retired and he was succeeded by The Rt. Rev. Joel Waweru who was consecrated on the 5th of September 2010.  Currently, it is served by 11 Archdeaconries.
Nairobi Diocese was split to create the Dioceses of Machakos (1985), Diocese of Kajiado (1993) and the All. Saints’ Cathedral (2002)

  • Cathedral Archdeaconry
  • Dandora Archdeaconry
  • Embakasi Archdeaconry
  • Githurai Archdeaconry
  • Kasarani Archdeaconry
  • Kayole Archdeaconry
  • Lang’ata Archdeaconry
  • Pumwani Archdeaconry
  • Ruai Archdeaconry
  • Westlands Archdeaconry
  • Zimmerman Archdeaconry

Bishop Joel Waweru

Joel Waweru Mwangi has been the Anglican bishop of Bishop of Nairobi in the Province of Kenya since 2010:

Mwangi was born on 4 October 1959 at Gakira. He was educated at the high school in Kangema and the University of Nairobi. He joined the Church Army, rising to be Assistant General Secretary, Africa. He was ordained in 1994 and has served the church in MinnesotaSheffield and Buruburu before his appointment as bishop.


“A mature caring Anglican Church boldly proclaiming Christ”.


“To equip God’s people to transform society with the Gospel”

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Dalale Gardens is a land project facilitated by the Anglican Church of Kenya, Nairobi Diocese.

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