KENYA – Catholic priest kidnapped, murdered and buried in shallow grave in Embu

Standard Digital | Cyrus Ombati | Oct. 16, 2019

A Catholic priest was kidnapped, brutally murdered and buried in a shallow grave in Embu County.

The body of Father Michael Kyengo was discovered almost a week after he had been kidnapped from his Thatha Parish by gunmen. Thatha is in Machakos County. Police say he was kidnapped on October 7. The kidnappers slit his throat and cut his body before burying him in a shallow grave on a riverbed. The men then drove his car up to Malindi and back to Nairobi.

In Malindi, the suspected killers withdrew part of Kyengo’s money from a local bank. It is not clear yet why they decided to drive to Malindi. Two of the four killers were arrested on Mombasa Highway in Makindu area with his car and later took police to the place where they had buried the priest’s body.


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