In Summary
  • Francis Imili died Wednesday at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital following injuries he sustained during the attack.

  • Mr Imili had served as an usher at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for more than 20 years.
  • After he was hit, Mr Imili fell and hit his forehead on a bench that was in front of him before he collapsed.

Grief has engulfed Kimangu Village in Rongai, Nakuru County following the bizarre killing of a 75-year-old man who was attacked by a stranger during a church service.

Mr Francis Imili died Wednesday at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital following injuries he sustained during the attack.

On Sunday, Mr Imili left his home and headed to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for mass where he has been serving an usher for more than 20 years.

He joined the rest of the congregation at church as had been the norm and as the mass was underway, a man carrying a rod made his way in and hit him on the head causing him serious injuries.

COMMOTION

According to Ms Peninah Wanjiru, a neighbour, they were in the middle of the prayers when they heard commotion inside the church.

Ms Wanjiru said after he was hit, Mr Imili fell and hit his forehead on a bench that was in front of him before he collapsed.

“I heard commotion from behind and on looking I saw a middle-aged man who was holding a rod,” she said.

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