Kenyan Priest Drowns in Brazil River

    Father James Wahome Irungu, a Kenyan priest, drowned in a river in Brazil on Monday.

    In a statement, the Diocese of Bonfim Bahia Brazil confirmed the death of the Kenyan priest.

    “It’s with deep regret that we announce the passing of Fr. James Wahome Irungu which occurred this Monday, November 14. He is a victim of drowning in the San Fransisco River,” read the statement from the Diocese.

    Irungu, who was born in Nyeri County, Kenya, died at the age of 35.

    He was ordained four years ago and was assigned to the Diocese of Bonfim by the Consolata missionaries in 2021, when he began his pastorate in the Parish of S. Joo Batista in Jaguarari.

    Father José Vieira, Vigário Geral, will preside over the funeral services preceding his burial.

    He will be laid to rest in Jaguarari on Tuesday, November 15.