The police in Uganda have arrested a 24-year-old housewife and fined her Shs250,000 after being found guilty of stealing church offertory.
The woman, Judith Nanangwe, who has a one-month-old baby, appeared before grade one magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise and was sentenced to that fine after she pleaded guilty to stealing offertory bag containing Shs643, 000, which belonged to Watoto Church, Ntinda branch.
The church, however, wanted Nanangwe to serve a custodial sentence coupled with months of counseling.
The magistrate, however, noted that Nanangwe did a regrettable action of stealing from church and therefore she deserves rehabilitation.
If she fails to raise Shs250,000 fine, she will have to serve a five-month prison sentence.