Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On February 15, 2023, the Holy Father Francis appointed the Reverend Cleophas Oseso Tuka, of the clergy of Nakuru, until now vicar general and parish priest of Saint Augustine in Bahati, as bishop of the diocese of Nakuru, Kenya.
Msgr. Cleophas Oseso Tuka was born on 26 November 1967 in Naivasha, in the diocese of Nakuru. He studied philosophy at Saint Augustine’s Senior Seminary in Mabanga, and theology at the Saint Matthias Mulumba Senior Seminary of Tindinyo.
He was ordained a priest on 24 June 1995 for the diocese of Nakuru. He was subsequently awarded a master’s degree in business administration from Le Moyne College, United States of America, and a doctorate in education from the Graduate Theological Foundation, United States of America.
He has held the following offices: parish vicar of Njoro (1995-1996); parish vicar of the Holy Cross parish (1996-1997); diocesan procurator (1998); diocesan bursar (1999-2003); deputy parish priest of Saint Ambrose, Endicott (2004), Holy Family and Saint Margaret, Syracuse (2004-2013) in the archdiocese of New York; parish priest of the Mary Mother of God parish in Kabarnet, diocese of Nakuru (2013-2018); since 2018, vicar general of the diocese of Nakuru and parish priest of Saint Augustine in Bahati. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 3/3/2023)