Pastor Found Dead Inside Locked House Days After Going Missing

The late pastor Moses Kirimi from Meru County
The late pastor Moses Kirimi from Meru County
Moses Kirimi

Religious leaders in Meru County are calling upon police officers to conduct investigations into the mysterious death of Paster Moses Kirimi this week.

While addressing the press, the leaders condemned the act, arguing that it shocked them since the door to his house was locked on the said day.

The pastor who had gone missing on May 9 last week was found dead at his house in the Gikumene flyover area on Sunday, May 12.

According to the leaders, they had looked for him in his house but found it locked and he was nowhere to be found in some of the areas he frequented.

Police officers and their landcruiser at a past crime scene
Police officers and their Landcruiser at a past crime scene

However, after days of searching, a Sunday school teacher went to his house and was repulsed by a foul smell coming from his house. Moreover, there were house flies flying around his door. Since the door was locked, she was forced to call for assistance from the police.

"She knew something was wrong and therefore went to the nearest police post. Police officers arrived and broke them down and we saw our friend in a bad state," one of the leaders told the press.

Police ferried his body to the local mortuary awaiting a postmortem as investigations into the death commenced.

The leaders revealed that his tablet, phone, and laptop were missing from his house, suspecting that the suspects may have robbed him and killed him before locking him inside his house.

So far no arrests have been made and some of his congregants are calling for the police to speed up the investigation to ensure all those involved are held culpable.

"We appeal to the police and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate this matter because we would like to know what happened and why," another leader stated.

The deceased has been described as a pillar of society and one who impacted all those he interacted with. His congregants have sent condolence messages to the family.

Murimi's case adds to the rising number of murders being reported across the country. The relevant authorities have been urged to take action and prevent further loss of lives and ensure those who are guilty face the law.

DCI Headquarters, Kiambu Road, Nairobi.
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