Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception


In 1990, at the invitation of bishop Raphael Ndingi, we travelled to the Rift Valley Region in Kenya, to the parish of Kipsaraman, North Baringo.  Two sisters, Sr. Martina and Placida arrived in Kasok, an out-station of the parish, in August of that year.  The sisters were asked to work in Kasok Girls’ Secondary School.

Later that year, in November, the sisters were joined by Sr. Maximillian and Sr. Clement.  Sadly, on 8th May 1991, these sisters were killed in a tragic road accident on their way back from Nairobi.  The sisters were laid to rest in Nairobi.

Today our sisters work in five parishes and missions in two Dioceses, including:

  • House of Formation, Molo
  • The ‘Live with Hope’ Centre and its outreach programmes, Kericho.
  • Clare’s Convent, Olenguruone
  • Francis’ Convent Kabarnet
  • Divine Mercy Convent, Nakuru

Living and witnessing to the Gospel, the sisters are striving to meet the needs of the people in the times in which they are living.

In the Live with Hope Centre the sisters care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.  Running alongside this are several outreach programmes.  The Centre has its own Website –

One of the sisters in Nakuru is responsible for Diocesan Multi-Media and Communications, including the local Radio Station, Radio Amani, which means Peace. The Radio Station was set up by the Diocesan Bishop after the unrest in 2007/2008.

Sisters are working in Primary and Secondary Schools, in parishes and hospitals.  There are sisters studying in Nairobi and Novices and Postulants are in training, bringing new life to this young Mission.