The Annual General Assembly (AGA) for the diocese was successfully held from 25th to 26th February, 2022, at Watakatifu Wote Senta (WWS), Ngong.

This event brings together leaders from all corners of the diocese, which covers Kajiado and Narok Counties, with the aim of sharing successes, differences  challenges and possible solutions. Delegates also chart a way forward for the coming year and future for the betterment of spirituality and welfare of men, and of  the church at large.

This years participation was from four of the five deaneries with exception of Kilgoris Deanery, and represented by only fifteen(15) of the thirty-nine (39) parishes in the Diocese.

In his keynote address the Chaplain, Fr Boniface Mukwe, thanked the men for the wonderfully organized National Prayer Day Event in August last year(2022), The chaplain also urged men to ensure that they take up ownership of building of the fence around the Bishop’s residence, which project has been on the table for the last five years, with little success. He cajoled us to make a step at least by August this year, and if possible make a start by April 2022 in line with the bishops tenth anniversary in Ngong.

He also appealed to men to be champions in building a St Joseph’s Grotto at each of their parishes during this year dedicated to St Joseph, the patron saint of CMA. Those wishing to benchmark were encouraged to visit St Marys- Ongata Rongai Parish.

The Diocesan Chairman, Patrick Gacharah, among other issues, informed the meeting about the plan of National CMAK to build a Head Quarter building. They had proposed that each catholic man contribute five hundred (Ks 500/=) a year for the next three years for the project to be realized.

The chairman also urged parishes to ensure that they ensure that their member subscriptions were paid in before the end of March, 2022 to allow financing of diocesan and national events.

Another issue that came to the fore was that Deanery committees were not working effectively if at all. Deanery members should work towards opening a bank account at deanery level. The Diocese had been forced to contact parish officials directly which was not very easy owing to the number of people to be communicated with and effectiveness of communication.

The Diocesan Coordinator informed the meeting that four hundred and fifty six (456) certificates had been issued to commissioned men during the year, 2021. Members were informed even where they did have trainers they should involve his office during formation and at the time of the commissioning.

A list of trained Trainers was made with a view to training and commissioning more men at the grass root level. Training of Trainers would be done at the Deanery level and was passed in earlier meetings. Also the policy was that trainers should not teach in their own parishes but should exchange with neighbouring parishes and coordinated by the diocese secretariat

Among the issues discussed the challenges that came to the fore were lack of participation and commitment from members, and more so, from commissioned members and elected leaders. Other issues hinged on leaders lacking in  leadership skills therefore difficulty in ensuring men contribute effectively toward  not only local church development matters but also parish, deanery and diocese matters. To be more precise those renewing their subscription were, so far notably less than eve the commissioned members.

Being a Diocese among the herder community, participation in the more rural parts was also affected by the lifestyle, where the community migrated depending on the availability of sufficient grazing for their livestock, therefore depended on the weather.

The issue of attire arose and it was discussed that we should adopt attire that can be worn in hot areas and that will bring out the predominant attire of the Maasai. It was agreed that for the diocese, the national dress of a navy blue suit, white shirt and a maroon tie, would remain to avoid confusion during diocesan and National occasions.. However, for each parish they were free to adopt a parish dress, including adoption of the shuka.