Body of Catholic priest who went missing one week ago exhumed in Embu


Body of Catholic priest who went missing one week ago exhumed in Embu

The body of Catholic priest from Machakos who was killed and his body buried in a shallow grave has been exhumed.

Michael Maingi Kyengo was waylaid on October 8 while he was traveling from Tala to his Thatha parish in Masinga.

He had been on leave and had gone home –Tala Kangundo– to look after his parents.

Witnesses said on the fateful day, the priest had been in the company of worker who had been fencing his compound in Tala.

He reportedly dropped off the worker at Kaewa market and then headed towards Masinga resort at around 9pm.

Reports indicate that he was kidnapped on the way there.

The killers apparently strangled him to death then buried the body near a seasonal river in Embu.

On Wednesday, police officers and government pathologists exhumed the body from Mashamba area, Makima location in Mbeere South.

Report by Kibe Mungai

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