- Father Joseph Kariuki aged 43 served as a parish priest St. Peter’s Church in Ruai Nairobi County
- A police report says that Fr. Kariuki had checked into the hotel on Friday night accompanied by a 32-year-old female
A catholic priest, has been found dead in a lodging in Murang’a County under mysterious circumstances.
Father Joseph Kariuki aged 43 served as a parish priest St. Peter’s Church in Ruai Nairobi County.
A police report says that Fr. Kariuki had checked into the hotel on Friday night accompanied by a 32-year-old female.
“One Joseph Kariuki Wanjiku a k/m/a aged 43yrs old, a Catholic priest at Archdiocese of Nairobi and a farmer at Mangu area checked in at the said hotel together with his girlfriend who also happens to be her colleague at the workplace in Ruai,” it read in part.
Dizzy and unconscious
Around 8 am on Saturday, the lady is said to have notified the hotel’s management that Kariuki was getting dizzy and unconscious, which prompted a visit to a nearby hospital.
“They then rushed him to Kenol hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival while still aboard his motor vehicle Toyota Harrier black in colour,” the report further read.
Police say that Fr. Karuki’s body was found half-covered with a hotel bed sheet and white foam oozed from the mouth and nose.
The body has been moved to Mater Hospital mortuary in Nairobi pending autopsy and further police action.