Kinoo Catholic Father John Njoroge Murdered by Robbers

Kinoo Catholic Parish Priest was on Monday morning shot dead in what is believed to be a robbery with violence incident.

Sources indicate that Father John Njoroge was waylaid by armed robbers after he left a bank and succumbed after he was hit with a bullet on the chest.

The priest was reportedly accompanied by a staff member of his parish which is located in Kikuyu Constituency, Kiambu County.

A video seen by shows a bullet hole on the driver's side of the windshield of Father Njoroge's car.

Accounts by eyewitnesses indicate that the robbers later escaped from the scene on two motorbikes.

Police have launched a manhunt in the Kinoo/Regen area in a bid to apprehend the killers.

Fr Njoroge, who hails from Gatitu in Gatundu, was ordained to priesthood on December 30, 1994, and was serving at St Peter the Rock Parish, Kinoo.

According to Kiambu County Police Commander Andiel Nyange, the priest was obstructed by a gang of four on two motorcycles as he was driving on a rough road.

On pulling over, the robbers demanded a bag that was in the car with one shooting through the windscreen of the Toyota Harrier.

The unfortunate incident comes weeks after another Kenyan priest was killed in Cameroon.

Father Cosmas Omboto was shot dead on November 21 at a church in Kembong in the restive Southwest region of Cameroon as he presided over an evening mass.

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