In Summary
  • Fr Eutycas Murangiri Muthuri, a 32-year-old who was based at Limbine Parish in Tigania West Sub-county, died at the scene of the attack.
  • Imenti North police boss Robinson Mboloi said a man and woman earlier seen with the priest were arrested.
  • The priest’s father, Mr Domiciano Muthuri, said the family and faithful of Nkabune parish, where Fr Muthuri hailed from, were shocked.
  • He claimed his son had been in the company of a personal friend, one Mr Kinoti, when he was attacked.

A Catholic priest of the Meru Diocese was on Tuesday stabbed twice in the head outside a popular entertainment spot at Makutano shopping centre in Imenti North.

Fr Eutycas Murangiri Muthuri, a 35-year-old who was based at Limbine Parish in Tigania West Sub-county, died at the scene of the attack.

Reports indicated that Fr Muthuri arrived at one of the hotels in the area at about 10.30pm on Monday in the company of a man and a woman.

He was attacked while leaving at about 1.30am.

ARRESTS

Imenti North police boss Robinson Mboloi said the three were seen having drinks on Monday afternoon before retiring to a room they rented.

Mr Mboloi said the woman aged about 25 years and the 27-year-old man were arrested so as to help police with investigations.

On Tuesday, the police boss said sleuths were still trying to piece together the circumstances under which the priest died.

SHOCK

The priest’s father, Mr Domiciano Muthuri, said the family and faithful of Nkabune Parish, where Fr Muthuri hailed from, were shocked.

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