Three nuns from Benedictine Sisters Catholic missionaries were caught with marijuana, which had been expertly disguised in 13 bundles in their vehicle that was traveling from Malaba with other four sisters.
The nuns from were Benedictine Sisters Catholic missionaries not related to the consignment, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, because they boarded the van as passengers on their way to a convent in Karen.
Detectives from the DCI Langata division had earlier flagged down the vehicle along the southern bypass, but the driver failed to stop prompting a high-speed chase.
After the detectives caught up with the vehicle, the driver jumped from the vehicle as they approached Kabage area and disappeared into the darkness.
It is after a search was conducted that the consignment and three jerrycans containing 35 liters of locally distilled Chang’aa brew were recovered.
The nuns who were at pains to distance themselves from the drugs explained to the detectives that they had earlier boarded the vehicle at Malaba on the Kenya-Uganda border, paid their fare and the driver was just about to drop them off in Karen when the detectives flagged down the vehicle.
last month, During the recent celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation, 13 nuns and two priests were arrested for conducting a secretive evening Mass at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Bungoma, a town in western Kenya 450 km from Nairobi.
The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25 celebrates the coming of the angel Gabriel to Mary to announce to her that God had chosen her to become the mother of his son.
Speaking to Global Sisters Report, Bungoma Regional Police Chief and County Commissioner Abdi Hassan said that his officers managed to arrest two priests, 13 nuns and 46 congregants as they were conducting a church service despite a government directive issued March 14 that bans all public gatherings in order to tame the spread of COVID-19.
“We really respect the clergy, but it’s very unfortunate that they are still conducting Mass even after being warned,” he said, adding that the officers also confiscated items that were being used for worship — including the sacrament. “We are going to act tough on clerics and nuns who are misleading the public. I urge them to instead lead the fight against the novel coronavirus.“
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