On 21 September the Conventual Priory of Prince of Peace at Tigoni (Kenia) was raised to an Abbey, 42 years after its foundation. On 24 of September the monks elected Fr John Baptist Oese Imai OSB, hitherto Conventual Prior, their first abbot, for a period of 12 years.
The community has ca. 50 monks, of which 26 are in solemn vows. The abbey maintains dependent houses in the city of Nairobi, in the foothills of Mount Kenya and in the Northern Desert. Tigoni has also been essential for the Ottilien foundation in Egypt, and currently supplies the Congregation Secretary who works at St. Ottilien Abbey in Germany.