In Summary
  • The motive for the attack on the church at Difathas village was not immediately established.
  • Rev. Kiringa said they tried for hours to put out the fire but were unsuccessful as it spread fast.
  • Church treasurer Lydia Muthoni described the incident as an attack on God.

Gangsters raided and petrol-bombed Full Gospel Life Mission Church in Kirinyaga County on Saturday in an attack that has left residents baffled.

The motive for the attack on the church at Difathas village was not immediately established.

"We lost property worth more than Sh1 million. Nothing was salvaged," Reverend Isaack Kiringa said on Sunday, when about 200 worshippers attended a service outside.

"We never thought anyone could dare burn a church where people worship the living God. They did the unthinkable. They completely destroyed the church and left worshipers in the cold. They should repent.

Rev. Kiringa said they tried for hours to put out the fire but were unsuccessful as it spread fast.

"We were overwhelmed. It consumed everything including chairs and crosses. It was terrible," he said and appealed to police to bring the criminals to book.

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