AFRICA/KENYA - Rector of Interdiocesan Seminary of Saint Augustine in the Diocese of Bungoma appointed

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, on September 14, 2008 appointed Fr. David Njuguma Kiranga of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, Rector of the Interdiocesan Seminary of Saint Augustine, in Mabanga, Diocese of Bungoma (Kenya).
The new Rector was born on December 2, 1962 in Lari, Kiambo District (Kenya) and was ordained a priest on May 29, 1993. After primary school studies, he attended Queen of Apostles Minor Seminary in Nairobi (1979-84) and later took spirituality courses in St. Mary Seminary in Molo (1985), obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Nairobi (1988-91), a Masters in Philosophy (1998-2000), and a Doctorate in Philosophy (2000-2003) from the Pontifical University “Santa Croce” in Rome, and later earning a degree in Priestly Formation from the Pontifical Ateneo Regina Apostolorum (2007).
He has ministered in various areas, as Assistant Pastor and Pastor in Kenya, as well as in Italy and the United States. He has also occupied various posts in higher-learning centers in Kiambu, Limuru and Lari (Kenya) and in Saint Augustine Seminary of Mabanga. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 4/12/2008)