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Catholic priest found dead in guesthouse

An Italian priest who has been serving in Kenya was on Wednesday found dead in his room at the Consolata guesthouse in Westlands.

A 250ml empty bottle of wine and prescription drugs were found lying next to his body, according to police.

The priest, Otto Myers, 70 arrived at the hotel on Monday feeling unwell after returning from a trip in Rumuruti, Laikipia.

He went for treatment at the MP Shah Hospital on Tuesday where he was given the medicine.

On Wednesday morning, he attended a meeting at the Consolata Shrine and returned to his room late afternoon, Kilimani Police OCPD, Peter Katam said.

Mr Katam said the priest’s body was discovered by an employee of the guesthouse who had been sent to check on him after he failed to turn out for dinner.

The employee found the priest’s body under the bed and his clothes were strewn all over the room.

The body has been taken to the MP Shah Hospital mortuary where a post mortem is to be done on Thursday.