Homa Bay police arrested a self-proclaimed pastor who recently said he wanted to meet President William Ruto to deliver a prophetic message.
The priest known as Joseph Chenge is being held at the Mbita police station after he was arrested last night with eleven members of his church.
He is the founder and leader of the Jerusalem Mowar Church, located in Mbita
His video is circulating online where he speaks in tongues and claims to have a prophetic message for President Ruto.
The police arrested him in his church in the small area of East Ruri. The police were worried about some of the activities Mr. Chenge was doing in the church.
According to the commander of the Homa Bay Criminal Investigation Directorate, Abed Kavoo, Mr. Chenge was involved in questionable religious practices and teachings.
He was also accused of detaining people in his church. Police said some of those detained there were sick and needed treatment.
It is said that Mr. Chenge prayed for them in an effort to heal them.
Mr Kavoo said some of those detained may not be of sound mind.
Preliminary investigation also revealed that the church is not registered. Mr Kavoo said it is against the law.
“His church operates without valid registration documents. He also detains patients in his church, but he is not a doctor,” he said.
Mr. Chenge was detained for the police to question him. Investigators want to know the truth about the activities of his church.
A total of 12 members of the church were detained at the police station. Among them, six claim to be priests.
On May 13, Chenge told reporters that he wants to meet the president within 21 days. He said the meeting will be private and they will discuss issues concerning the country and how to deal with them.
“God spoke to me through the Holy Spirit,” he said.