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City Catholic priest shot dead while taking church offering to bank

A Catholic priest was on Monday shot dead by thugs in Kinoo, Kiambu, and Sunday’s church offering stolen.

Kiambu County Police Commander Andiel Nyange said a gang of four on two motorcycles blocked the priest on a rough road and demanded a bag that was in the car.

Mr Nyange said a gunman shot through the windscreen of the Toyota Harrier car and a bullet hit the priest in the chest.

Detectives at the scene of crime. PHOTO | COURTESY
Detectives at the scene of crime. PHOTO | COURTESY

The priest was rushed to Kikuyu Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The police boss said the priest was taking the money to a bank in Kikuyu town.

“All the money was stolen. We don’t know the amount but we are investigating,” he said.