A Catholic priest from Ruai Parish, identified as Joseph Kariuki Wanjiku, 43, collapsed and died on Saturday morning in Murang’a. He was accompanied by his girlfriend, who is also a church staff.
The couple had spent the night at Monalisa Hotel in Gatanga.
In a sudden turn of events, the woman rushed to the hotel reception on Saturday morning, seeking emergency assistance for the priest.
The hotel staff responded and discovered the unconscious man. They immediately transported him to the nearest hospital.
Local police were notified and accompanied the staff to the hospital, where the priest was pronounced dead upon arrival. The exact cause of death remains unknown.
An investigation has been initiated, and a postmortem examination will be conducted. Statements have been taken from the woman who was last with the priest and the hotel staff.
As part of the investigation, detectives have collected food samples that the priest consumed last.