Fr. Martin Mundia Homecoming Mass

Born and raised in Nakuru, he was back in the same town last month for a thanksgiving Mass. But this time he was the main celebrant.

Opus Dei - Fr. Martin Mundia Homecoming MassFr. Martin during the thanksgiving Mass

Nakuru is the 4th largest town in Kenya with a population of a bit more than 300,000. It is 159km north west of Nairobi. Fr. Martin's mother still lives and works here. It was from here that Fr. Martin proceeded to Nyeri High School for his secondary school studies and on to the University of Nairobi for his undergraduate studies.

After graduating with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce, he spent several years working various organizations that included the administration team of the nascent Eastlands College of Techonology as Dean of Students and lecturer. He studied Theology in Rome and Spain where he obtained a PhD in Moral Theology in the University of Navarre.

Mid last month he was back in Nakuru for his homecoming Mass that was attended by many friends and relatives from Nakuru, Nairobi and Nyeri. Some of these very same relatives had made the journey to Rome for his ordination less than a year earlier. The Mass was celebrated in Nakuru Diocese's St. Monica Parish and was joined by the priests of the Parish, Fr. Muraya and Fr. Kapsowe. Nakuru Diocese is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.