The first time Catholic priest Father Wesonga Maloba of Gatundu parish came to the limelight, it was for a good reason.
Father Wesonga had trekked a whole 2,000 kilometres from Mumias, Kakamega County, to Mombasa through Nairobi and back to Nairobi.
This was after a call from Pope Francis in 2016 that the faithful need to take a spiritual pilgrimage.
His “journey of faith” received so much coverage and according to him, it gave him time to reflect on his faith.
In 2019, however, Father Wesonga makes headlines yet again; but this time, for all the wrong reasons.
The priest escaped death on Wednesday afternoon after he was allegedly found in the company of another man’s wife in Makueni.
It is reported that around 4 p.m on that day, Thomas Kimeu Mulwa, who has been identified as a businessman, got concerned after he found a strange car parked in his compound.
One of his workers later informed him that the car belonged to a catholic priest.
Trouble ensued after his wife, Susan Kivuva, refused to open the door.
Mr Mulwa reportedly fired shots at Maloba’s car tires whlist he was locked up in his house with Susan before police officers got to the scene.
The businessman was disarmed and police officers began their investigation into the matter.