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July 9, 2023

Ruai priest dies after spending night with woman in Murang’a lodging.

Fr. Joseph Kariuki.

Detectives are currently investigating the mysterious death of a Nairobi-based priest who passed away just hours after checking into a lodging with his girlfriend.

The deceased has been identified as Joseph Kariuki Wanjiku, a 43-year-old priest from St. Peters Ruai. He checked into Monalisa Hotel Delview in Gatanga on Friday, July 8, 2023, alongside a lady.

According to police reports, the priest suddenly experienced dizziness, prompting the lady to contact the hotel management for assistance.

Concerned for his well-being, they decided to rush him to Kenol Hospital in Murang’a in his vehicle.

However, the unfortunate turn of events continued as Kariuki was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

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