Man Accused of Killing a Priest in Embu Re-Arrested after Skipping Bail

Michael Muthini Mutunga

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have re-arrested the main suspect in the brutal murder of Catholic Priest Michael Kyengo after skipping bail.

Michael Muthini Mutunga, who was out on Ksh300,000 cash bail, was arrested on Thursday afternoon, May 10, at one of Nairobi’s informal settlements following a warrant of arrest issued against him.

According to the DCI, the suspect has been on the run for one year since he was granted bail by the Embu High Court in 2019.

Mutunga was among suspects who were charged with the murder of the priest which occurred on October 8, 2019.

“Detectives had painstakingly investigated the murder and arrested the main suspect with crucial exhibits linking him to the crime,” DCI said.

Among the exhibits were a sharp knife suspected of being the murder weapon, as well as some of his blood-stained garments, which he had tried in vain to wash.

Father Kyengo was reported missing on October 5, 2019.

According to the police, he was killed in a rented house occupied by Mutunga where the murder weapon was recovered.

Michael Muthini Mutunga

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