Thursday, October 17, 2019

#BreakingNews Catholic Priest Kidnapped and Murdered in Kenya - RIP Fr. Michael Maingi Kyengo at age 43


AFRICA/KENYA - Priest kidnapped and killed 
Thursday, 17 October 2019= Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - The body of Fr. Michael Maingi Kyengo, vice parish priest of Thatha, in the diocese of Machakos, was kidnapped on October 8, and found buried near the banks of the Mashamba river, in Makima, in Embu county. Fr. Kyengo, 43, was last seen on October 8th. On October 11, family members reported the disappearance to the police. The investigators managed to stop a suspect, who had taken possession of the missing priest’s cell phone, car and credit card. When cornered, the man led the police to the scene where Fr. Kyengo’s body was found. The murderer apparently strangled him and then cut the priest's throat. The young man arrested, Michael Muthini Mutunga, 25, most probably had accomplices who are currently being sought. Fr. Kyengo was ordained in 2012 and always served in the parish of Thatha. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 17/10/2019)
Further Details: 
The priest was on leave and had gone home in Tala, Kangundo, to look after his parents
 - Father Kyengo was waylaid by kidnappers as he was heading towards Masinga at around 9 pm on the fateful day 
- The suspects are believed to have withdrawn part of the priest's money from a local bank in Malindi The body of a Catholic priest who went missing a week ago has been found in a shallow grave in Embu county. Father Michael Maingi Kyengo was kidnapped in October 2019 as he was travelling from Tala to Thatha parish, Masinga, Machakos county. Source: https://www.tuko.co.ke/
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