Dr. Peter Kiarie Njoroge
Dr. Kiarie was born in the Kenya Colony on 8th March, 1942. He studied Philosophy and Theology in Morogoro Major Seminary Tanganyika between 1958 and 1962. He carried out intensive research into Gikuyu Religion and Culture as Kenya emerged as an independent republic between 1962 and 1971.
He worked for the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops in the Kenya Catholic Secretariat for 14 years (1971-1985), as National Secretary for the Departments of The Lay Apostolate, Religious Education, and Development and Social Services. He continued his intensive participatory research into Gikuyu Culture and Religion for another ten years (1985-1995).
He joined the Catholic University of Eastern Africa as a fulltime student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Religious Studies, 1996-2005, and was awarded BA Hons, MA, and PhD in Religious Studies. He lectured at CUEA in the fields of: African Culture, Phenomenology of Religion, Bible Studies and Critical Thinking. In June 2012, he retired from CUEA on attaining 70 years of age. He joined Kiriri Women’s University in July 2012 for a three-year contract ending in June 2015, as The Director of the Institute of Research and Development.
He has been on a self-sponsored sabbatical year spent in his homestead and other African grassroot communities.
Dr. Kiarie has been married to Mrs. Sophia Wambui Kiarie for the last 46 years. They are blessed with sons and daughters. He lives with his family in Ruiru Town, Kenya.