NYERI county chaplain Fr Samuel Gachanja was killed in an accident on Sunday night.
Gachanja, who was also an AP inspector died when his car lost control and plunged nearly 100 metres into the Honi River. The accident occurred near the Kenya Training Police College, Kiganjo on the Nyeri-Kiganjo highway.
The priest, who was alone in his official car, was heading to his home at Hill Farm area from Kiganjo.
Nyeri AP commander Jacob Sohera mourned Gachanja saying he the priest had spent a good day with the Christians on Sunday and was heading home at around 10p.m.
Gachanja's body and the car wreckage were retrieved from the river on Monday.A hen which he had been given by Christians was found alive at the car. The area of accident ne is a black spot due to its sharp corners and meanders.