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Church Caretaker Takes Off With Ksh. 1.5 Million From Church Coffers

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Detectives based at Kangemi police station in Dagoretti sub county, have launched a manhunt for a suspect who broke into a church and made away with over Sh1.5 million.

The church’s caretaker George Mburu allegedly made away with the money that had been collected for development at the AXK All Saints Mountain View Church in Kangemi.

According to the DCI, Mburu the Church’s elder John Wainaina and the church’s treasurer Elizabeth Njoki discovered the heist on Monday morning.

“In a bizarre incident that has left the clergy and congregants of Kangemi’s ACK All Saints Mountain View Church in utter dismay, the money they raised yesterday for development of the church 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 today morning, 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 that had been kept in a drawer beneath the altar missing,” said the DCI in a statement.

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According to the DCI, the caretaker first disabled the Church’s CCTV system before making away with the money.

“He is suspected to have tampered with the church’s electric power to disable the installed CCTV system before making away with the congregants’ contributions,” the statement further reads.

The incident shocked members of the church who milled at the church after catching wind of what had happened.

“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…”

The caretaker apparently lived on the church’s compound.

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