Cardinal otunga

Servant of God


 Welcome to the official website of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Maurice Michael Otunga. The first Kenyan elevated to the Catholic episcopacy and as Cardinal of  the Holy Roman Church, he left an enduring legacy of an extraordinarily humble pastor - despite his elevated social roots - and a fearless prophet of the church's teachings on justice and peace.

 Through this website we hope you will come to a deeper knowledge about the life of this "Great Son of Kenya" and his universal message to both Church and society-at-large.

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Beatification of Sr. Irene Nyaatha


Thousands of people, including religious and political leaders on May 23 converged at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri Town, central Kenya to witness the grand beatification ceremony of Sister Irene Stefani. Sr. Stephani was a Consolata Missionary Sister who worked in the Nyeri area of Gikondi with much love, dedication and compassion.

As a nurse and a teacher of catechism, she performed with exemplary love and compassion especially to the poor and needy in the community, that the local people nicknamed her “Nyaatha” (which in Kikuyu means a merciful person). She was keen on assisting.

The apostolic decree to declare her Blessed was read by the Cardinal Polycarp Pengo of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, as a Papal representative, while the Archbishop of Nairobi, His Eminence John Cardinal Njue delivered the homily.

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