Archbishop Kivuva replaces the late Archbishop Boniface Lele who retired on 1st November 2013 on health grounds and who passed on on 9th April 2014 aged 67. The Archdiocese of Mombasa has been under the care of the Bishop of Malindi, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Barbara OFM Cap, who has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator since his appointment by the Holy Father Pope Francis on 2nd November 2013.
Archbishop Kivuva was born on 10th February 1952. He was ordained priest on 9th December 1978 and installed Bishop of Machakos on 9th June 2003.
The Holy Father Pope Francis has today 9th December 2014 appointed the Bishop of Machakos, Rt. Rev. Martin Kivuva Musonde as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa. Most Rev. Martin Kivuva Musonde, 62, is also the Chairman of the KCCB – Commission for Social Communications.