Matthew Shija was born on April 17, 1924, in Puge, Tanzania and died on December 9, 2015.
He was a Tanzanian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Shija was ordained a priest on January 17, 1954.
Shija was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Kahamaon on November 11, 1983.
Then he was ordained bishop on February 26, 1984.
Shija served as a Bishop until his retirement on April 24, 2001.
Matthew Shija passed away at 91 yrs old.