The Catholic Church is once again grappling with allegations that one of its priests, who has since been suspended pending investigations, has been preying on female parishioners.
According to multiple sources, the priest — who was serving at Kambaa Parish in Githunguri, Kiambu County — has been inviting young women to his residence and seducing them.
The residence would at times host parties where girls would be served alcohol. He would also arrange outings in hotels where, among other things, he would allegedly swim nude.
Some of his victims were reported to be minors. When the victims got pregnant, the priest allegedly helped them to procure abortions, which the church doctrinally opposes. In one incident, he reportedly gave Sh40,000 for the purpose.
A parent, who said his daughter had been a victim, said the priest mostly targeted young girls in high school or those who had just finished secondary school.
“He would take them to big hotels where he would swim while naked. Very immoral,” the parent claimed.
The allegations have forced the church to suspend the priest and set up a tribunal to investigate his conduct.
The priest has been banished to John Paul II, a rehabilitation centre for wayward Catholic priests in Murang’a.
The Catholic Church has been grappling with serious cases of pedophilia committed by priests.
In the US, the church has so far paid in billions, compensations for victims of sexual abuse by wayward priests.
The Church demands celibacy from their priests a situation that has not been successfully by any means.