ACK Diocese of Butere

ACK Diocese of Butere

This Diocese was created in 1993 by subdivision of Maseno North. It started with about 115,000 members served by 30 clergy in 29 parishes. The first Bishop is the Rt. Rev. Horace Etemesi consecrated on 29 August 1993 and the headquarters are at Butere. This was one of the oldest missionary foundations in Western Kenya. Bishop Etemesi was for many years Manager of Uzima Press and later Regional coordinator for Africa and Latin America for the World Association for Christian communication in London.  He retired in 2003 and replaced by the Rt. Rev. Michael Joshua Sande. Bishop Sande Retired in 2013 and replaced by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Tim Wambunya who was consecrated as the 3rd Bishop on the 6th of October, 2013.  The Diocese has 4 Archdeaconries.


  • Inaya Archdeaconry
  • Khwisero Archdeaconry
  • Namasoli Archdeaconry
  • Shikunga Archdeaconry
  • Buchenya Archdeaconry
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Tim Wambunya

Retired Bishops

  1. The Rt. Rev. Horace Etemesi (1993-2003)
  2. The Rt. Rev. Michael Joshua Sande (2003-2013)

Contact information.

Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Dr T. L. Wambunya,

Email: tlwambunya@gmail.

Butere Diocesan House, Ministry,

Operations Centre.

P.O. Box 54 – 50101, Butere,

Office Tel: 0790-346272/0772-217483.