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According to DCI, the man of God is said to have disappeared on the fateful day he was supposed to deliver the seats. 

Police have arrested one Apostle Blessed Gilbert Kariuki who is suspected of swindling the church of over Sh2 million. 

In a statement by DCI on Tuesday, May 30, Mr. Kariuki is suspected to have swindled the ACK Mwea Town Church, over Sh 2 million, meant for the procurement of church seats. 

"On February 9, 2023, the church leadership contracted Apostle Blessed Gilbert Kariuki and his spouse to deliver 410 seats to the church on or before April 10, 2023, but the 'Man of God' neither delivered nor showed up.

"As reported by the church faithful at Wang’uru Police station, the man of the cloth swindled them their money before disappearing. Efforts to reach him turned futile, prompting the church vicar to file the report," part of the statement by DCI read. 

File Image of the suspect Mr. Kariuki 

Mr. Kariuki was on Monday, May 29 arraigned at Wanguru law courts, where he answered to charges of obtaining money by false pretenses.