Police in Maragua, Murang'a County, are investigating an incident in which thugs broke into a church in Kenol and made away with screens, a public address system, and other accessories.
The gang raided ACK St. Peters Kenol in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, where they first attacked the guards before gaining entry into the church.
According to Julius Karani, the Bishop of Murang'a South Diocese, the thugs seemed very familiar with the church building as they went to all corners where the items had been placed.
"We highly suspect this was done by people who have been coming here to worship or work because the church is still under construction.
"They might have been around for quite some time because the screens were well secured, and it would have taken time to steal them," the bishop said.
Church wants police help
Karanu claims there could be a syndicate targeting churches and making away with such items, pointing out that this is the fourth incident to be reported in three months.
"We believe there are people who are out to steal the equipment from the church and they appear to have a ready market for them," he said.
The bishop urged the police to conduct thorough investigations and bring the culprits to book, adding that this has dealt the church a significant blow on its development.
The stolen equipment includes four screens, two amplifiers, their mixture machines, and four box speakers whose value is estimated to be over Ksh1 million.
The church guards were rushed to the hospital, where they are recuperating.