BY ALEX OBADO FOR EDAILY.CO.KE
A Kisumu-based Catholic priest Father Evans Juma of Nyabondo Parish is dead, Kisumu Deputy Governor Dr Mathew Owili has confirmed.
Father Juma’s car was set on fire during an attack by unknown people Monday night, before he was beaten up, leaving him seriously injured.
Father Juma reportedly dropped a nun at Chiga Convent between 8pm and 10pm, and was attacked on his way to Nyabondo Parish.
Friends unsuccessfully tried reaching him on phone after 10pm Monday.
Passers by, who Tuesday morning came across an unconscious Father Juma lying on a road in Kibosi, alerted the police, who rushed him to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, where he died while receiving emergency treatment.
The reason for the fatal attack on the priest is yet to be established.
Father Juma’s body has been transferred to St. Monica’s Mission Hospital in Kisumu.