The Holy Father Pope Francis, on the 9th December 2014, appointed Rt. Rev. Martin Kivuva Musonde, the Bishop of Machakos, as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa, Kenya.

The Most Rev. Martin Kivuva Musonde, 62, was born on 10th February 1952. He was ordained priest on 9th December 1978 for the Diocese of Mombasa and installed Bishop of Machakos on 9th June 2003.

Archbishop Kivuva replaces the late Archbishop Boniface Lele who retired on 1st November 2013 on health grounds.

Up-to this appointment, Archdiocese of Mombasa was been under the Apostolic Administratration of Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Barbara OFM Cap, the Bishop of Malindi,  appointed by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on 2nd November 2013.

Archbishop Emeritus Boniface Lele passed on on 9th April 2014 aged 67.