Rose Muhando, award winning gospel artiste, was arrested on Sunday 4th June for allegedly defrauding a church in Tanzania.
The singer is said to have made away with Ksh 37,000.
Rose who doubles up as a reverend is said to have received money from the chairman of AICT Singida choir as payment for an appearance during the launch of the AICT choirs album that was held in November 13th 2016.
Rose Muhando however never showed up and did not communicate with the church’s chairman to explain herself.
The chairman, Mashala Japhet said that they had sent the reverend an extra Ksh 6,900 as her transport money only to be spotted in Kahama Northwestern Tanzania where she carrying on with her ministry.
It is said that she was later picked up by the police from her Ikungi home in Singida where she was taken to the police station to record a statement.
Ms Muhando termed the incident as a case of mistaken identity.
Speaking to Edaily, Rose said:
Yes the police arrested me on Sunday, 4th June, but I wasn’t supposed to be the target. They were looking for a different lady whose name is Rose, which is similar to mine. The other Rose is the one who obtained money from the said Church in the pretense that she was me. I am currently at home after securing a release.