St. Mathias Mulumba Senior Seminary
St Matthias Mulumba Senior Seminary is a National Theologicum of the Kenya Conference of
Catholic Bishops. The seminary opened in 1989 as the second Theologicum to complement St. Thomas
Aquinas Senior Seminary in Nairobi.
The seminary's history can be dated from around 1962, when Mill Hill priest Fr. Kuhn was asked
by the Bishop of Kisumu to start a parish in Tindinyo. Fr. Kuhn invited the Xaverian Brothers
from Mumias to establish their house and serve Tindinyo parish. These brothers built a school,
Our Lady of Perpetual Help secondary school for form I and II for their aspirants.
By around 1968-69 there were hardly any aspirants joining the school, and it was converted into
a high school for forms V and VI of St. Peter's Minor Seminary, Kakamega. During that time it
was unofficially referred to as "Tindinyo College". Among the prominent students of the then
Tindinyo college are Bishop John Oballa Owaa, the ordinary of Ngong diocese and the late Bishop
Linus Okok Okwatch, Bishop Norman King'oo Wambua, ordinary of Machakos diocese. This college was
phased out with the introduction of the 8-4-4 system of education.