• The money had been raised on Sunday at the Kangemi’s ACK All Saints Mountain View Church and kept there overnight.
Police in Nairobi’s Kangemi area have launched a manhunt for a suspect who broke into a church and made away with over Sh1.5 million.
The money had been raised on Sunday at the Kangemi’s ACK All Saints Mountain View Church and kept there overnight.
The incident left the clergy and congregants of the church in utter dismay. They had raised money for the development of the church but it disappeared from a drawer at the Church’s altar.
When the church elder John Wainanina and treasurer Elizabeth Njoki went to the church to collect the money Monday, October 10, they found the doors ajar, which was unusual.
A closer look at the Lord’s table where bread and wine are consecrated, they were shocked to find it ransacked and the money kept in a drawer beneath the altar missing.
Police say they immediately reported the matter at Kangemi police station and upon preliminary investigations, it was established that the caretaker of the church, who has since gone missing, was responsible for the loss.
He is suspected of having tampered with the church’s electric power to disable the installed CCTV system before making away with the congregants’ contributions.
Shocked members of the flock who reside close to the church milled around conversing in low tones as they tried to come to terms with the disappearance of the money meant for the development of the community church.
They wondered aloud how the trusted custodian of the parish would resort to such unbecoming conduct.
Some were heard pronouncing curses at the suspect whom they declared shall never prosper while others called for his forgiveness should he resurface and repent his sins.