A series of mixed reactions have flooded the streams of the media following the death of a Catholic priest who serves at the Archdiocese of Nairobi until he reportedly died in a lodging after a night together with a woman described by police as his girlfriend.
The priest, identified as Joseph Kariuki Wanjiku, aged 43, reportedly checked into the hotel room with a lady on the night of Friday. However, on Saturday morning, the lady raised the alarm with hotel management after noting the Catholic Father was drifting into unconsciousness.
Until his demise, he was in charge of St. Peters Ruai. Source: UGC said.
Meanwhile, a police report indicates that the two checked into Monalisa Hotel Delview in Gatanga on the evening of Friday, but he started feeling unwell on the morning of Saturday, July 8.
“Then, this morning (Saturday) at around 0800hrs, the priest’s girlfriend notified the hotel management that the boyfriend was dizzy and getting unconscious so that they could rush him to the hospital. They then rushed him to Kenol hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival,” the police report further indicated in part.
“Father Joseph Kariuki was pronounced dead The Catholic father was pronounced dead while still in his car, which had been used to take him to the hospital. Police officers who were called found the body in the car’s back seat half covered with the hotel bedsheet and white foam oozing from the mouth and nose. “