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Pastor arrested for stealing neighbours’ cows to pay bride price


A 35-year-old pastor from Kakamega has been arrested after he was caught with his neighbours’ missing cows.

The pastor identified as Joash Wanyonyi was busted with the two cows in a forest near his home.

After he was caught, he confessed to the crime saying he wanted to pay the bride price on his wife with the animals.

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According to K24, Wanyonyi is said to have stripped naked after being caught red-handed and even threatened to take his own life due to the shame.

Thomas Namayi Ambunya and Laban Andugu Mbayaj, the owners of the cows, said they woke up on Friday, October 16, only to find their animals gone.

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After a failed search mission, Ambunya said he received a phone call informing him the cleric had been caught with the two animals.

Shieywe Location chief Philip Chunge confirmed the incident.

The suspect was arrested by police officers from Lurambi, Kakamega.