Bishop Clement Mulenga, SDB was born in Lunte village on the 15th August, 1965. He attended Lunte Primary School from grade 1 to grade 4. Later on, he went to Chitoshi Primary School where he did his grade 5 to grade 7. He then went to Kasama Teachers’ Training College (Special Group) where he did his Form 1 to Form 3. Later on, he went to do his senior secondary school education at Mungwi Technical Secondary School after-which he concluded his secondary education at Luwingu Secondary School, in 1988.

After successfully completing his secondary education, he proceeded to join the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB). He did his Pre-Novitiate in 1989 both in Luwingu and Lusaka, respectively. In the following year, he was sent to Maputsoe (Lesotho) to do Novitiate. He made his first profession on 31st January 1991 (on the Feast of Don Bosco). He studied philosophy in Pretoria (South Africa) from 1991-1992.

He also did a teachers’ course under the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in Johannesburg. He was sent to Swaziland to do his practical training, at a Salesian High School, Manzini. In 1994 he returned to Zambia to conclude his practical training at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Chingola. After that he was sent to Kenya for theological studies at Tanganza College (1994-1998). In 1996 he made his perpetual profession, and in 1997 he was ordained deacon. Bishop Clement Mulenga, SDB, was ordained a priest by Archbishop James Mwewa Spaita on 26th April 1998 at St. Peter’s Parish, Luwingu.

As a priest, he worked at Nsakaluba Parish, Mwense (Luapula Province) as an Assistant Priest, in-charge of the youth. After that, he was transferred to Bauleni Parish, in the Archdiocese of Lusaka, in the same capacity. In the year 2000 he was sent to Chingola as an Aspirant Master. A year later, he went to Rome to pursue his post-graduate studies in the sciences of education, with specialisation in Youth Ministry and Catechetics (2001-2004). On his successful completion of studies, he was sent to Nairobi, Kenya, to work as a formator of theology students at Don Bosco Utume and to teach at Tanganza College. He was recalled to Zambia to be Rector of Don Bosco – Chingola, Youth Co-ordinator and Provincial Councillor. From 2007 – 2010, he worked in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, as Vice Rector and formator at Don Bosco College of Philosophy and Education. In 2010, Bishop Clement Mulenga, SDB, returned to Zambia to work as a Youth Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Lusaka. Hardly one year and two months later, on 29th October 2011, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the first bishop of Kabwe Diocese. His consecration took place on 17th December 2011 at Railways grounds, Kabwe.

Bishop Mulenga