By Arnold Neliba
Did you know that at one time Eldoret town was referred to as the ‘white highlands,’ and that St. John’s Catholic Church, today the Catholic bookshop that stands next to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, was solely attended by the white settlers. The natives were displaced and pushed to the reserves in Elgeyo Marakwet and Nandi.
Today the Catholic diocese of Eldoret covers 9,254 km2 stretching from Endo in the north to Tachasis in the south, Timboroa to Turbo towards the west, covering the entire Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu and Nandi counties. It used to be bigger before Nakuru and Lodwar dioceses were hived off in 1968.
Christ the King Catholic Church, Chepterit located about a kilometer off Eldoret-Kisumu road