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Gang in Kenya abducts nun, steals church offering

14 June 2016, 13:04

Nairobi - A Gang in Central Kenya allegedly abducted a Catholic nun and made away with Sunday offerings, it has been reported.

Nairobi News, in its report stated that the incident took place Sunday evening in Meru County, some 200 kilometres north east of the Kenyan Capital City Nairobi.

The gang attacked St Joseph Chuka Catholic Church at around midnight local time in the incident in which nuns at the convent suspect was the case of an inside job.

Sister Jacinta Gakii, a nun, was quoted as saying that she heard a big bang after the thieves broke a door into the convent at around 12am and screamed for help and that a second nun who was responding to the distress call was seized by the gang and ordered to take them to the priest’s house where the gang made away with the day's offering.

It is estimated that the gang made away with about KES 16,000 collected during the day, Kenya County News reported.

Area Police Commander Beatrice Karaguri confirmed that no one was injured during the incident. She noted that the incident must have been well planned because a window of priest’s house was marked.

In late December 2015, The Star reported that two people were arrested for allegedly breaking into a church and stealing a  KES 6,500 offering in Nyangusu town, Kisii county in western Kenya.

Police said that the "notorious thieves" stole a generator, regulator, baptism cards, a radio, clothes and a bag of maize from the church.

- News24


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