Fr. Martin Kihiyo
PARENTS
Father: Edward Joseph Shemdoe
Mother: Francisca Gerald Shesig’he

BORN 
Date of Birth: January 1968 Village: Yamba Ward: Gare District: Lushoto Region: Tanga Country: Tanzania

ORDINATION 
January 1, 1997: Deacon at St. Anthony Cathedral in Tanga, Tanzania
August 15, 1997: Priest at Gare Parish in Gare, Tanzania

EDUCATION  Primary School Education 
1976 – 1981: Std I-VI at Kwekitui Primary School in Soni, Tanzania 
1981 – 1982: Std VI – VII at Gare Primary School in Lushoto, Tanzania

PRIESTLY FORMATION
1983 – 1987: Pre-Form I-IV at Soni Seminary in Soni, Tanzania
1987 – 1990: Form V-VI at Kasita Junior Seminary in Morogoro, Tanzania
1990-1992: Philosophy at Ntungamo Senior Seminary in Bukoba, Tanzania
1994 - 1995: Pastoral Year Internship at Kwediboma Parish in Handeni, Tanzania 
1992-1997: Theology at Kipalapala Senior Seminary in Tabora, Tanzania

POST ORDINATION STUDIES 
WORK/MINISTRY EXPERIENCE 
1997- 1998: Assisting Priest at Muheza Parish in Muheza, Tanzania
1998 - 2000: Assisting Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral Parish in Tanga, Tanzania 
2000 – 2002: Priest In-Charge at Potwe Parish in Muheza, Tanzania 
2002 – 2004 Assisting Priest at St. Theresa Parish in Tanga, Tanzania
2004: Priest In-Charge at Muheza Parish in Muheza, Tanzania 
2004: Diocesan Director of Apostleship of Prayer
2004: Member of the Diocesan Finance Committee

CONTACT
 P.O. BOX 83 Muheza, Tanzania
 Phone: +255685246999  E-mail:
catholic diocese of Tanga