A congregation of two ACK churches in Kiharu, Murang’a County, woke up to a rude shock on Thursday morning, July 8.
Thieves had broken into Muringa and Gaitheri Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) chapels and stole music equipment, gas cookers, water dispensers, sound systems, television screens, and other valuables.
The break-in spree did not end there, the thieves proceeded to the neighbouring Kimuri Parish and stole similar equipment at Giatha ACK church.
Gaitheri ACK Priest Rev. Janet Wangechi said the parish had incurred a loss of over KSh400,000 after the robbery.
Rev. Janet says that the church will have to undergo a cleansing ceremony first before the congregation can use it again, “because it is not known what else the thieves did at the altar during the robbery.”
Four months ago, the same incident happened at Kiriithiru ACK church in the neighbouring Mathioya Constituency where electronics worth KSh600,000 were stolen.
The thieves also misbehaved inside the church, feasting on Holy Sacrament and drinking the altar wine before taking away the electronics.
Christians in all the churches that have their machines stolen have condemned the act calling on the government to hasten security in churches.