Bishop Adams Sibila
Presiding Prelate I.F.O.C.C. East Africa
Bishop Michael Wafula
Presiding Prelate I.F.O.C.C. Kenya E. Africa
Bishop Dr. Martin Mwambu
1st Assistant Prelate I.F.O.C.C. Kenya East Africa
Bishop Patrick Wchiye
2nd Presiding Prelate I.F.O.C.C. Kenya
I.F.O.C.C. Executive Administrator for Kenya & E. Africa
Thomas Wamalwa Administrative
Assistant I.F.O.C.C. Kenya
Joyce Nakhanu Wamalwa
I.F.O.C.C. Ambassador Kenya
Kenya Christian Culture
Religion plays an important role in the life of most Kenyans. Many people will visit their place of worship both to practice their religion as well as to socialize with friends, family and acquaintances. It is common to find a syncretism between local and indigenous beliefs and practices with Christianity. Thus, religions in Kenya tend not to be mutually exclusive but instead may incorporate the beliefs and practices of one another.
The majority of the country identifies as Christian (82.1% of the population). More specifically, 47.7% identifies as Protestant, 23.4% identifies as Catholic, and 11.9% identifies with some other branch of Christianity. Of the remaining population, 11.2% identifies as Muslim, 1.7% identifies as traditionalists, 1.6% identifies as ‘other’, 2.4% identifies as 2.4%, and 0.2% did not specify their religious affiliation.
Christianity in Kenya
There are a variety of branches of Christianity observed in the country. Christianity was introduced to Kenya when missionaries settled near Mombasa in 1844. In the early 20th century, many Kikuyu left the mission churches and schools to start their own, free from the control of missionaries. This history highlights the distinction in contemporary Kenya between the mainstream branches of Protestant and Catholic and the African Independent Churches. Charismatic forms of Christianity, such as Pentecostal churches, have gained popularity in recent years among urban dwellers. Members of various Christian churches usually coexist and interact peacefully. At times, different denominations may come together to partake in special prayer meetings.
In contemporary Kenya, Christianity is the most dominant religion and is an influential force in the country. Christian values and attitudes relating to the family and marriage have modified traditional practices (e.g. encouraging smaller families and phasing out the practice of polygamy). Going to church on Sunday is very common as churches are found all throughout the country. It is also common to see religious icons and sacred spaces in people’s homes, offices or vehicles. One central element of Christianity in Kenya is the use of music, rhythm, dancing and singing during their worship time.
I.F.O.C.C. In Kenya
I.F.O.C.C. Plays a major role participating in the gathering of Christian churches under the banner of the Five Fold Ministry. I.F.O.C.C. has License, Ordain and Consecrated many Bishops and Apostles to bring Unity to the body of Christ and to empower and give hope to the Christian Churches they serve.