Our History

Mount Kenya East Diocese was created in 1975. In 1977, it’s then Bishop, now late retired Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK), instructed CORAT Africa to conduct a feasibility study on the development needs in the diocese. The result of the study recommended immediate starting of three departments, namely: health started in 1979, education started in 1978, rural development started in 1982 department and management and administration started in 1977. As a result, in 1982, ADSMKE was curved out as an autonomous development department, given it administrative physical location in Kerugoya, and registered as a company limited by guarantees.

Who We Are

Anglican Development Services of Mt. Kenya East (ADSMKE) is a faith based non-profit making organization.  It is the Social transformation Ministry of the Anglican Church of Kenya covering Mt. Kenya East region. It was registered in 1982 as a company limited by guarantee. As a company, it is administered by a 18 member Board of Directors which is formed by its Trustees; and the Trustees are the five Diocesan Synods including ACK Kirinyaga, Embu, Mbeere, Meru and Marsabit Dioceses.

Our Mission and Vision


A society that enjoys a wholesome and dignified living


To empower the poor, marginalized and less endowed within Mt. Kenya East region to realize their potential in a holistic and sustainable way

Core Values

  • God First
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Good Stewardship
  • Empowerment
  • Team Spirit

What we do

We carry out the following activities in our area of operation:

  • Training on sustainable food production and security
  • Environmental conservation
  • Community-based health care services
  • Water and sanitation
  • Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Community Development
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and management programme
  • Promoting savings and credit scheme for the poor
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Sensitization on climate change
  • Social mobilization (Resource Mobilization)