Bishop Muheria was born in Murang'a on May 27 1963. He attended various primary schools in Murang'a, Kirinyaga and Kiambu. He attended Mang'u high school for his secondary education where he sat for his "O" level exam in 1978. He was then admitted to Strathmore College for his "A" level for the next two years.Having excelled in his Form six exams, he joined the University of Nairobi to study Civil Engineering.
He graduated with an honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1984 and was immediately employed as a graduate Engineer by Gathaiya Njagi and partners, a firm of Consulting Engineers. He worked for four years in design and supervision of structural works until 1989.
In 1989, he joined the "International seminary of the Holy Cross" while attending his Theological studies in the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He was ordained priest on June 13 1993 at the Basilica of the Saint Eugene in Rome. After his ordination, he worked in formation within the Seminary of the Holy Cross for two years.
Bishop Muheria completed his Doctoral studies in Sacramental Theology in June 1995, and returned to Kenya where he was mainly involved in the pastoral work within the Prelature of Opus Dei, in which he is incardinated. In these years, he has carried out a wide apostolate of spiritual direction and formation to various groups of people, including preaching many retreats to laymen and diocesan Priests.
He was appointed the Bishop of Embu on 30 Oct 2003, and consecrated on 10 January 2004, by Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci as the principal consecrator. On June 28th, 2008, he was appointed as the third Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Kitui and installed on August 9, 2008.
Rt. Rev. Willian Dunne (1956 - 1989)
Most Rev. Boniface Lele (currently the Archbishop of Mombasa) (1996 -2005)
Board of Consultors
1. Rev. Fr. Robert Mutui
2. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Maanzo
3. Rev. Fr. Joseph Mwongela
4. Rev. Fr. Flavian Mwendwa
5. Rev. Fr. John Mwandi
6. Rev. Fr. Peter Muvea
Responsibility of the Bishop and his office
The first responsibility of the Bishop is to carry out on the mission of Christ as an apostle, exercising the three fold office of Christ of sanctifying, Teaching and Governing. (Canon 375)
The Bishop is the successor of the apostles and is responsible as the head of particular church of shepherding the people of God towards the Kingdom of God. This takes the most part of His daily Ministry.
Exercising his governing office, he counts on several organs, which collaborate with Him, in what refers to general administration of the Diocese.
The Bishops office, as the central office carrys out:
1. Co-ordinating and harmonizing the parishes various services and programmes.
2. Facilitating the parishes.
3. Liaising and interacting with the government and it's agencies, NGOs as well as other faith institutions in the Diocese/Districts.
4. Co-ordination of internal policies and interpretation of National policies of the Catholic Church.
5. Promoting values and ideas of the Catholic church to the grassroots that is in the parishes.
6. Liaison with other diocese, institutions and relevant national and international bodies.
7. To ensure that the mission and vision of the diocese are implemented fully.
8. To ensure all the necessary information has been disseminated to the parishes.
9. Advocacy and lobbying at diocesan policy Development levels imbued in the Christians.
10. To co-ordinate communication between the Diocese and Kenya Catholic Secretariat.
11. To ensure the Catholic Teachings has been taught and understood in the parishes and in the grassroots.
12. To ensure that all the departments carries their responsibilities accordingly and to the expectations of the Diocese.
13. Follow up appointments and approval of various Boards which help in running of diocesan institutions
14. Follow up suggestion form the Board of consultors as well as trustees of the diocese.
15. It acts as the link between the Christians and the Donors/Partners