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John Njenga (December 25, 1928 – November 4, 2018) was Roman Catholic archbishop of Mombasa Diocese from 1990 to 2005.

John Njenga
Archbishop of Mombasa
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseMombasa
MetropolisMombasa
SeeMombasa
Appointed1957
Term ended4 November 2018
Orders
Consecration19 October 1970
by Pope Paul VI
Personal details
Birth nameJohn Njenga
Born25 December 1928
Tigoni, Kiambu, Kenya
Died4 November 2018 (aged 89)
DenominationCatholic
Ordination history of
John Njenga
History
Priestly ordination
Ordained byJohn Joseph McCarthy
Date31 January 1961

Njenga was born to Peter Kimani and Maria Wanjir in Tigoni, Kiambu District, Kenya. and attended Mang’u High School. He was ordained priest at Kibosho Major Seminary in Tanzania in 1957, and was posted to the Nairobi Diocese. In 1970 he was ordained Bishop of Eldoret, and in 1988 Bishop of Mombasa, becoming Archbishop two years later.[1] Njenga was President of the Kenyan Episcopal Conference, a permanent organisation of Roman Catholic bishops in Kenya, from 1976 until 1982. Archbishop Emeritus John Njenga died on 4 November 2018.[2]

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