Handbags and a car were among things stolen at the weekend beatification of Â a pre-independence era nun who died in Nyeri.
In a daring stance, two women dressed as nuns on Friday night walked into a hostel at Kimathi University of Technology and stole two bags belonging to foreign nuns in the country for the beatification ceremony of Sister Irene Stefani.
According to eye witnesses, the women were dressed in vestments similar to those of the nuns walked into the hostels pretending to be part of a delegation that was in search of accommodation at the university.
“But other nuns working in the institution became suspicious and told them off. They then handed them over to security officers who ordered them out,” said Nyeri OCPD Charles Rotich However, as they walked out, they managed to pick the bags as if they had walked in with them.
“But they were arrested by the police and are still in custody pending further investigations,” Father George Mutahi of the Nyeri Diocese told the Standard on Sunday. On the same night, a saloon car also went missing at Gikondi Catholic Church as the pilgrims observed their vigil.