The body of a 35-year-old Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) preacher from Kyethivo Sub-location in Machakos County was on Wednesday morning (October 17) discovered decomposing in a church, with local residents suspecting the pastor committed suicide.
Residents suspect that the preacher strangled himself on Sunday, October 14 – the last day he was seen publicly.
A foul smell emanating from the church early Wednesday prompted residents to access the church, making the shocking discovery.
The preacher’s body was found hanging from a rope tied to the church rafters.
Confirming the incident, Muthetheni Location chief, Raphael Mutua, said the pastor’s mobile phone and identity card was found at the scene.
Police attached to Masii post moved his body to the Machakos Level 5 Hospital mortuary as investigations into circumstances leading to his demise begin.