Newly Purchased Items From The Late Fr Michael’s Bank Accounts By Killers Revealed!

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Fr Michael Kyengo whose body was found buried in Meru

The office of the Directorate of criminal Investigations have released current updates on the controversial and gruesome murder of Machakos catholic Priest Father Michael Kyengo.

He was kidnapped, brutally murdered and buried in a shallow grave in Embu County.

Detectives investigating the Ghastly Murder of Fr. Michael on Saturday 19th October recovered Bank Withdrawal Receipts from the late’s Bank Accounts at a House in Mnarani-Kilifi County, which the main suspect; Michael Mutunga rented two days after the monstrous act.


Also recovered were newly purchased household items totaling to approximately Ksh. 60,000/-, Supermarket Receipts and Blood Stained Clothes which have been taken to the Govt Chemist for Forensic Analysis. The Garage where the late’s car color was changed from black to white.


Further investigations are still ongoing.

The body of Father Michael Kyengo was discovered almost a week after he had been kidnapped from his Thatha Parish by gunmen.

Pathologists and police stand next to the body of Fr Michael Kyengo in an Embu seasonal river yesterday
Pathologists and police stand next to the body of Fr Michael Kyengo in an Embu seasonal river

Thatha is in Machakos County.Police said he was kidnapped on October 7. He was however reported missing on 8/10/2019 at Tala Police Station.The kidnappers slit his throat and cut his body before burying him in a shallow grave on a riverbed.

The men then drove his car up to Malindi and back to Nairobi.In Malindi, the suspected killers withdrew part of Kyengo’s money from a local bank.

Two of the four killers were arrested on Mombasa Highway in Makindu area with his car and later took police to the place where they had buried the priest’s body.

One suspect; 25-year-old Michael Muthini Mutunga who is suspected to have kidnapped the Priest, killed and then buried his body at the said place, is in lawful custody & helping Detectives in further investigations.

The main suspect in the priest’s murder, Michael Mutunga was arrested earlier after he was found with blood stained clothes in his rented house in Gategi Centre in Mwea-Embu.

According to the DCI, 44-yea-old Solomon Mutava is alleged to have been caught in possession of the priest’s car which he drove from Embu to Kilifi.

Officers from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit (SPCU) traveled to Gaitegi village in Embu County where they confirmed that Kyengo was killed inside a rented house belonging to the murder suspect.

The knife which was allegedly used to commit the heinous act was recovered in a pit latrine in the suspect’s home.

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