In Kenya, the police on the heels of a pastor. The man of « God » allegedly sexually abused more than 20 minor girls (10 to 16 years old) who were members of his church. Others reportedly became pregnant and dropped out of school.
Will there really be Sunday worship on December 1 at « Mountain of healing & delivrance church » (Mountain Church of healing and deliverance)? Maybe yes.
But it will take the head of this church in the town of Mwingi, Kitui County in western Kenya, that morning. This is unlikely because « the man of God » is currently on the run, because pursued by the police for sexual abuse of about twenty girls from 10 to 16 years attending his religious congregation.
According to witnesses and parents quoted by local media, including the Citizen TV television channel, the pastor often takes advantage of the Kenyan Primary Education Certificate (KCPE) assessment period. during the last week of October since 1985, the date of its establishment.
The preacher proposes to intern the girls in his church « so that they are blessed and get their diplomas without difficulty ». However. The girls never returned home after being « blessed ». To the point of angering parents who made a sit-in at the home of the Reverend Wednesday.
Not without arousing the intervention of the police. According to Peter Mutuma, an officer in the Kenyan Criminal Investigation Department (DCIO), the pastor was away from his home. However, his wife was arrested while waiting for the preacher.
Other controversial pastors
Although a dozen girls have not been abused at the arrival of the police, about twenty of them had already been « stained », deplore the parents who also indicate that pregnancy tests of some of they turned out to be positive. « By shame, some pregnant girls no longer want to go to school, » says a parent of a student.
But as in many African countries, Kenya’s history of the last 20 years is marked by numerous scandals involving controversial pastors. Two years ago, Reverend Gilbert Deya was extradited from the United Kingdom to his country for stealing children presented as « miraculous babies », products of his prayers.
And the most unforgettable affair is that of Reverend Njohi who, in 2014, banned women from his church from wearing underwear during worship. Goal displayed? « Let the Holy Spirit enter. »