Catholic priest dies in lodging after night with 32-yr-old girlfriend

A 43 year old Catholic priest in charge of St. Peters Ruai has passed away while spending time with his partner at a hotel in Murang’a.

The priest, who has subsequently been identified as Joseph Kariuki Wanjiku, was taken to the hospital by his lover and hotel staff on the morning of Saturday, July 8, where he was later pronounced dead.

The couple checked into the Monalisa Hotel Delview in Gatanga on Friday night, according to a police report, but he only began to feel unwell on Saturday, July 8.

“Then, this morning (Saturday) at around 0800hrs, the priest’s girlfriend notified the hotel management that the boyfriend was dizzy and getting unconscious so that they could rush him to the hospital. They then rushed him to Kenol hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival,” the police report indicated in part.

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The Catholic father was pronounced dead while still in his car, which had been used to take him to the hospital.

Police officers who were called found the body in the car’s back seat half covered with the hotel bedsheet and white foam oozing from the mouth and nose.

“The body moved to mater hospital mortuary Nairobi under the escort of police officer pending autopsy and further police action,” the police report indicated.

According to reports, the foods and drinks the couple consumed during their enjoyable evening had been taken for additional analysis.

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