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Church broken into, property worth Sh150,000 stolen

Faithful at ACK St. Philips Korisai parish within Malaba area of Teso-North Sub County are a worried lot after thieves broke into the church and stole property worth Sh150, 000.

Rev. Gabriel Muzungu said the thugs broke the window through which they accessed the vicarage where the electronics and food items that were part of Sunday harvest offertory were stored and stole them.

The incident is the second attempt at the church by thugs who seem to target musical instruments in places of worship and school laptops meant for digital literacy programmes.

“Early this morning I was informed that the vicarage had been broken into by unknown people who made away with items including musical instruments and foodstuffs worth around Sh150,000,” said Rev. Muzungu.

The parish curate, Rev. Videlis Ekaiti, said it’s disheartening that now places of worship are the main target as the thugs no longer have respect for God.

The vicarage that was broken into by the thieves at ACK St. Philips Korisai parish

She appealed to traders dealing in second-hand electronics in the neighbouring areas to report to the police in case they receive speakers, microphones, pianos, or any of the things the church lost.

The parish chairperson said cases of insecurity are rampant in entire Teso North sub-county, with the main target being electronics, including school tablets.

“In the last month, four churches have been broken into and over 10 schools have lost laptops and tablets in a similar narrative,” she claimed, appealing to the police to improve on night patrols to mitigate cases of insecurity in the region.

By Absalom Namwalo

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