Pope Francis 1 has appointed Bishop Dominic Kimengich as the new head of Eldoret Diocese. The news of the appointment of Bishop Kimengich was made public in Rome on Saturday.

The letter of his appointment was sent to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, His Excellency Archbishop Bert van Megen.  

Bishop Kimengich replaces the late Bishop Cornelius Korir who died in 2017 from diabetes and high blood pressure issues.

Before the Bishops appointment, Bishop Maurice Crowley has been acting as the head of the diocese since Bishops Korirs death.

Born on April 23, 1961, Bishop Kimengich was ordained as a priest of Nakuru Diocese on September 14, 1986.

He was appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop of Lodwar and Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa on March 20, 2010.

He was ordained Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa on May 22, 2010 and appointed Bishop of Lodwar on March 5, 2011.