2009-12-17 17:23:43

Memorial Mass Held for Murdered Kenyan Priest

(17 Dec 09 - RV) Kenyan police said on Thursday they have arrested three people suspected of being behind the killing of an Irish Catholic priest who had been a missionary in the country for more than four decades.

Jeremiah Roche, a 68-year-old Kiltegan Father from west Limerick, was stabbed to death a week ago at his home on the outskirts of Kericho town, about 200 km west of Nairobi.

On Thursday, a Mass to mark his 40-year service in Kenya was held in Kericho.

The spokesman for the Kiltegan Fathers, Fr Tom Kiggins, told us more about the life and legacy of the man known to everyone as Fr “Jerry”... RealAudioMP3

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