Two priests arrested in connection with murder of Kenyan Bishop

.- Officials in Isiolo, Kenya have arrested two priests in connection with last week’s murder of Bishop Luigi Locati. The total number of arrests now climbs to eight as police try to find answers to a mystery which has shocked Kenya. On July 14th, Bishop Locati, an Italian, was gunned down by an unidentified group while returning home from a parish event.

According to reports, one of the arrested priests, Father Peter Malley Guyo Wako was forced to resign from his post at Tumaini parish midway through last year after being accused of misappropriating funds. The second, Father Cyril Mukuchia, was serving at Merti parish which runs two secondary schools.

The schools were closed three weeks ago following clashes with church leaders and school management. Fr. Mukuchia was accused inciting parents and students and interfering with the running of the school.

Six other people are currently being held by Isiolo police for questioning.

Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki joined hundreds of mourners at a funeral Wednesday for Bishop Locati. There, he said that "The killing of Bishop Locati, who always stood up for peace, is a scar on our national conscience,” and added that, “We condemn such violence."

He added that Kenyans should emulate the bishop's teachings and sacrifice, and praised him for his work with the poor and less fortunate in society.

Other church leaders are also closely watching the investigation. Nairobi's Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana'a Nzeki said that, "I hope the law will take its course, if it is true that the priests were involved in the murder."

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 21, 2014

Monday within the Octave of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Acts 2:14, 22-33
Gospel:: Mt 28:8-15

Saint of the Day

Holy Thursday »


Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: