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Caritas Kenya has been actively involved in monitoring of the drought situation in the country. Using localised information from the dioceses on the drought situation to mobilise the Caritas Internationalis Member Organizations lobby for supporting the people affected. Caritas Kenya is currently launching drought response activities in drought affected counties to enhance coordination and identification of humanitarian gaps. An estimated 2.7 million people in Kenya are now facing food shortages and are in need of urgent assistance.

Rev. Fr. Silvanus Wasonga

Integral Human Development


  • Food Security
  • Water-Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Shelter
  • Peace Building
  • Water
  • Early Recovery

In 1971, the Catholic Dioceses in Kenya created development offices with a view to motivating communities to identify their most urgent needs at the grassroots level. Diocese of Eldoret was not left behind - together with other partners, they launched Sustainable Livelihoods project at Kobil Primary School in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.


  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 13 October 1959
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kisumu
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 842, Nyerere Rd., 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
  • Telephone: 0722 848 367 /0722 159 972