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The Diocese of Murang’a was erected on March 17, 1983 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II during the 5th year of his Pontificate. It was split from the Diocese (now Archdiocese) of Nyeri; Suffragan of Nyeri; The Diocese includes five districts of the Central Province: Kirinyaga, Murang’a North Murang’a South and Thika. Murang’a Diocese is comprised of five (5) Deaneries Namely: Murang’a, North, Murang’a South, Kianyaga, Kandara and Baricho. The area was first evangelized by the Consolata Missionaries when they arrived at Tuthu on June 29, 1902.