Shock as thieves break into Catholic church in Nyandarua, steal equipment worth KSh170,000
- The worshippers found out about the Saturday night theft when they went to worship on Sunday morning.
- Police visited the church and promised to arrest the culprits.
Thieves have broken into a Catholic Church in Ol-Joro Orok sub-County, Nyandarua, and made away with equipment worth over KSh170,000.
According to officials from St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church within Igwamiti Parish, the robbers gained entry to the church building using crude weapons and made away with a keyboard, amplifiers, mixer, speakers and other assortments of goods, leaving the congregation in shock.
Youths who had arrived at the church premises earlier to prepare for the Sunday service were the first to discover the incident, and informed the local church chairman.
Gerald Gituta recounted how a youth leader informed him of the incident, and when they went back to the church, they found the items missing, and a door to the sacristy broken.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the robbers could have used master keys to gain entry into the church where the equipment was normally stored.
The equipment had been procured in May this year through a donation from a well-wisher, and were a utility in church services
Police promised to bring to book the perpetrators of the robbery.
The Sunday service was delayed as church leaders and the congregation tried to come to terms with the incident.
The church called on those behind the incident to return the equipment and also made a passionate appeal to members of the public to be wary of individuals who could be out selling such equipment to unsuspecting people and report them to the relevant authorities.
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