Un identified people using petrol fuel, burnt the building of the Tanzania Assemblies of God (T.A.G), Bunyambo Parish, Kibondo District, Kigoma region in Western of Tanzania, 1258 km from Dar es Salaam. The incident took place on Friday of 9th January, 2015 at 11 p.m night.
The criminals poured petrol fuel on church benches and other furniture, and set fire which consumed many church properties. Neither human affection nor the total sum of destruction is reported.
The reason is said to be the political hostility, when Mr. Danford Mushachi, won the seat of Village Chairman, during the Local Government Election held on 14th December, 2014. Mr Danford Mushachi, is a church-member of the E.A.G.T - Bunyambo Parish.
The allegation said the church of Bunyambo-T.A. G Parish supported Mr. Danford Mushachi to win the seat of Village Chairman. The allegation was denied by the Bunyambo Parish Secretary, Mr. Samwel Msachi, who also won the post of village council member on the same election. Mr.Mr. Samwel Msachi said, the church shall never interfere with the political affairs, because church-members adhere to different political ideologically.
The Kibondo District Commissioner, Mr. Venance Mwamoto, who visited the church on Sunday, said, the government shall contribute to the cost of renovation of the church building and promise that Police will investigate, arrest and take legal action against all the perpetrators to abolish these crimes.