Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) commenced as a graduate school of theology known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA) in 1984. The Institute was founded after a thorough research of the possibility of having a Higher Theological Institute in Africa. The Kenya Episcopal Conference had earmarked and donated 15 acres of land to AMECEA for the institute. The construction of the institute was completed in early 1984. On September 3, 1984 an inaugural Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated by then Archbishop Medardo Mazombwe.
The AMECEA plenary meeting which was held in Moshi, Tanzania in April 1986 endorsed the proposal to make the feasibility study for the establishment of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, (CUEA). . On November 3, 1992 the government of Kenya gave a civil Charter to CHIEA thus establishing it to be the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). H.E Maurice Cardinal Otunga became the first Chancellor of the university and Msgr Dr Deogratias Mbiku from Tanzania became the first Vice Chancellor of the University.