Our Staff - Urithi Africa



 Father Elias Kinoti Kithuri

Father Kinoti was born in the village of Maua in Meru County, Kenya in the 1972nd year of our Lord. He is the fourth of six children, locally educated. He and his family prayed the rosary every night by the kitchen fireplace from his earliest years.

fatherurithibiopicHe joined the St. Joseph and St. Thomas Seminaries of Nairobi in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He studied philosophy and theology. He regards this period as crucial to his spiritual formation and was inspired by several of his teachers.

Father Kinoti was ordained a Catholic priest on December 20, 2003. He worked in the Meru diocese for three years.

Next, Father Elias traveled to Chicago, Illinois in the United States. There, he became the Associate Pastor of St. Ignatius in Rogers Park while receiving a PhD in community psychology and international public service management.

Now, Father Kinoti travels between Kenya and the United States, and in collaboration with partners and sponsors hopes to make healthy and wealthy his homeland.

To do so, Father Kinoti has created a process that  works through the individual, family and community

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

Matthew 25:40



Who We are

Father Kinoti


William Lee


Winnie Munene

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George Flannick


Want to be a part of our team?


Urithi Africa is an up and coming non-profit organization that needs talented and passionate team-players. We are new and can use volunteers with many various skill sets. 

The organization is loaded with young people, and we have a lot of fun while we work hard. Father Kinoti and the rest of the staff have great creative minds from which those aspiring to develop organizational and social skills in the NPO space can greatly benefit.


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