Articles by: Secretary Lodwar

Welcome

Welcome

About Us, Bishop's Office April 21, 2014 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich

“We are a community of God’s people in the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar,
united by the Holy Spirit, who proclaim with joy the Resurrection of Christ 
and dedicate our lives in Christian service to all, especially to those 
most in need.”

 

Vision:

A family of Christians deeply committed to a holistic transformation  in Jesus Christ who wants all to have life to the full.

Mission:

Arise and evangelize: towards a deeper Christian commitment

Identity:

We are the family of god’s people in the diocese of Lodwar, united by the holy spirit who proclaim with joy and gladness the resurrection of Christ, and dedicate our lives in Christian service to all
especially to those most in need.

Catholic Diocese launches food security plan in Turkana

Catholic Diocese launches food security plan in Turkana

Bishop's Office, Communications, Secretariat, Video April 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Catholic Bishops want Government to address Turkana conflict

Catholic Bishops want Government to address Turkana conflict

Events, Video December 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

WELCOME TO THE DIOCESE OF LODWAR

WELCOME TO THE DIOCESE OF LODWAR

About Us, Bishop's Office, Communications June 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich

“We are a community of God’s people in the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar,
united by the Holy Spirit, who proclaim with joy the Resurrection of Christ
and dedicate our lives in Christian service to all, especially to those
most in need.”

 

Vision:

A family of Christians deeply committed to a holistic transformation  in Jesus Christ who wants all to have life to the full.

Mission:

Arise and evangelize: towards a deeper Christian commitment

Identity:

We are the family of god’s people in the diocese of Lodwar, united by the holy spirit who proclaim with joy and gladness the resurrection of Christ, and dedicate our lives in Christian service to all
especially to those most in need.

PARISHES

PARISHES

About Us, Parishes, Secretariat April 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm Comments are Disabled

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The number of parishes and missions have increased over the years. Today we have 25 parishes and missions (with 9 of these added since 2000). Currently

we have almost 80 churches in the Diocese. 64 of these new churches have been constructed since 2000.

Take a look!

 

YEAR PARISH
1962 St Peter’s Lorugum
1964 Good Shepherd Kakuma
1968 St Joseph’s Loarengak
1969 St Augustine’s Cathedral Parish Lodwar
1969 St Dennis Kataboi
1969 St Lawrence Nakwamoru
1973 St Marks Lokitaung
1975 Immaculate Conception Katilu
1977 Our Lady of Sorrows Oropoi **
1991 St Daniel Comboni Lokori
1993 Holy Family Kanamkemer
1993 St Kizito Turkwell
1993 All Saints Kainuk
1995 St Johns Lokichoggio
1996 St Mary’s Kalokol
1998 St James / Lobur Mission (2009) Kaikor
2000 Christ the King Lokichar
2001 Holy Cross Kakuma Refugee Camp
2002 St Stephens Losajait
2002 Nariokotome Mission
2003 Risen Christ Nakwamekwi
2004 St Gabriels Kangatosa
2006 Our Lady Queen of Peace Todonyang
2006 Sts Timothy & Titus Kaeris
2009 St Dominic Kerio
2010 St Benedicts ** (Oropoi) Kalobeyei
DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENTS

About Us, Deanaries, Departments, Developments and Projects, Parishes April 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm Comments are Disabled

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žIn 2000 only 5 departments were located centrally at Diocesan
Administration Offices with 3 others at the Cathedral Parish. 12 years ago
there was 1 computer in the Diocese of Lodwar Offices – today we have
approximately 50

In 2000 staff at Diocesan offices were about 15 staff located in one
building. Today the number is almost 60 staff in 5 different buildings!

From October 2010 there has been a restructuring exercise at Diocese of
Lodwar so as to ensure the following in our work:

  • Efficiency
  • Effectiveness 
  • Improved service delivery
  • Maximum use of resources
  • Good practices
  • Management of time
  • Management of human and material resources
  • Good Stewardship
The 12 Springs Attracting Tourists To Turkana

The 12 Springs Attracting Tourists To Turkana

Communications, Video April 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Bringing drinking water to Turkana

Bringing drinking water to Turkana

Developments and Projects, Events April 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm Comments are Disabled

KCSE Results 2013: Turkana Girls Secondary School shone in 2013 KCSE results

KCSE Results 2013: Turkana Girls Secondary School shone in 2013 KCSE results

About Us, Communications, Developments and Projects, Events, Video April 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm Comments are Disabled

 

Turkana

Turkana

Catholic Groups, Communications April 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Turkana

Turkana District occupies the area of North Western Kenya to the west of lake Turkana in the rift valley province. Turkana is the

largest district within Kenya and covers an area of 77,000 square km. It borders Marsibit and Samburu Districts in the east, Baringo and West Pokot Districts in the South and in the North shares international boundaries with Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda.

Turkana district shares the same administrative boundaries with the catholic Diocese of Lodwar. The district is divided into 17 administrative divisions i.e. Kapedo, Lokori, Kainuk, Lokichar, Central, Turkel, Loima, Oropoi, Lokichoggio, Kakuma, Kalokol,

Lokitaung, Kibish, Kaaleng, Koouro and Kerio. The same are further divided into 58 locations and 156 sub locations and 3 constituencies.

The expansiveness of the districts and the poor road network makes it difficult for transportation of people and their goods. Increased number of traffic accidents together with the banditry and insecurity renders travel very risky, particularly early mornings or late evenings.

Population
The 1999 National census population of Turkana district is 447,000 people. 70% of this population is nomads and therefore the concentration of this district population is always determined by rainfall, water and browse.

The population density varies between one and seven persons per square km with a sex ratio of male/female 92:100. This low population

density is due to the harsh environment conditions. Many deaths can occur due to raids and drought (which leads to famine and lack of water and pasture for the livestock).

Climate
The district is hot and dry for most part of the year. Average rainfall in the plains is about 300-400 mm falling to less than 150mm in the arid central parts. Rainfall is erratic and unreliable and famine is a constant threat. Turkana has a very low agricultural potential and is only suitable for extensive rearing of indigenous livestock. The urban population has no real economic alternatives for survival. There is a lack of employment opportunities and unavailability of adequate development funds, thus most of the people in urban centers and settlements have to be provided with famine relief food.

Due to low productivity of the rangelands and the high variation of rainfall, pastoralists are forced to move frequently to exploit the

available resources between the seasons. Their movement depends on the security situation. Relatively safe areas in the central parts of the district have high concentration of pastoralists as compared to Northern, North-Western and Southern areas, which are prone to armed raiding activities.