The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay

Apostolic Administrator Most Rev. Philip A. Anyolo, Archbishop of Kisumu

Appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kisumu on November 15, 2018 and Installed on January 12, 2019.

On March 22, 2003, Monsignor Philip Anyolo was appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay and was installed on May 23, 2003.

He is the second Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay.

Know your Bishop:

Pope John Paul II appointed Monsignor Philip Anyolo Apostolic Administrator of Homa Bay Diocese on February 20, 2002, upon the resignation of Rt. Rev. Linus Okok Okwach.

Philip Anyolo was Born in Tongaren, Bungoma on May 18, 1956.  He was ordained priest for the Catholic diocese of Eldoret, Kenya, on October 15, 1983. 

On December 6, 1995, His Holiness Pope John Paul II appointed Philip Anyolo as Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Kericho, Kenya.  He was consecrated as Bishop in Kericho on February 3, 1996. Msgr. Philip served as the Ordinary of the Diocese of Kericho untill March 22, 2003.

Currently he is serving a second term as the Chairperson of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, KCCB.

In Brief:    Most Rev. Philip A. Anyolo




May 18, 1956 


(Tongaren, Bungoma)

October 15, 1983 



December 6, 1995 


 Bishop of Kericho

February 3, 1996 


 Bishop of Kericho

February 20, 2002 


 Apostolic Administrator

March 22, 2003 


 Bishop of Homa Bay

May 23, 2003 


 Bishop of Homa Bay

November 15, 2018 


 Archbishop of Kisumu

January 12, 2019 


 Archbishop of Kisumu

The Office of the Bishop (cdohb)

The Bishop is the legal holder of the Diocese. The office of the Bishop is located at the diocesan secretariat where diocesan offices are established for the co-ordination and running of diocesan activities.

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The Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay
P.O. Box 326, 40300
Homa Bay, Kenya
Mobile: +254 721 375547

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