The Prefecture Apostolic of Lodwar was erected on 11 January 1968 with territory taken from the Diocese of Eldoret. The Prefecture was elevated to a Diocese on 30 January 1978. The Diocese is a suffragen diocese of the Archdiocese of Kisumu. The Diocese of Lodwar is located in the North-Western part of Kenya and is bordered on the north by Sudan, to the west by Uganda, to the east by Lake Turkana.
The First bishop was: John Christopher Mahon SPS who was appointed on 16 Jan 1968 and retired on 17 February 2000. His successor is the current Bishop, Patrick Joseph Harrington SMA appointed on 17 Febuary 2000.
Rt Rev Patrick Harrington SMA