St Stephen’s Catholic Parish, is a part of Imenti South Deanery in the Diocese of Meru, the Oblates working in this parish are Frs. Constant Asemion, OMI & Bright Makunka, OMI. The parish centre in Kionyo is located in East Africa, 13km south of the equator on the eastern slopes of Mt Kenya. The parish covers an area of approximately 60km2, and is situated some 30km south of the nearest major town of Meru. The parish is serviced by rough dirt roads. Thanks to our local MP at the time, Mr. Kiraitu Murungi (later Meru Governor, 2017), a new tarmac/bitumen road through the main Kionyo Market area was constructed in 2012. The new road connects the parish to the main Nairobi-Meru road, some 14km away, an alternative route to Meru (35km) and a direct connection to Chogoria to the south (25km).