Thursday, April 27, 2023 –Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki has made an official statement on the arrest of another Coastal-based wealthy preacher, Ezekiel Odero.
In a detailed statement on Thursday April 27 afternoon, Kindiki clarified that the man of cloth was nabbed at his New Life Prayer Center located at Mavueni in Malindi, Kilifi County.
“It is notified for information of the general public that today Thursday, 27th April 2023, Mr Ezekiel Ombok Odero the Head of New Life Prayer Centre/Church at Mavueni within Malindi Sub-County of Kilifi County has been arrested,” he confirmed.
He added that the suspect will be facing criminal charges related to mass killing of followers in his church in the name of serving God.
“And is being processed to face criminal charges related to mass killing of his followers,” the CS added.
The said Church has been shut down with over 100 people who were holed up at the premises having been evacuated and will be required to record both individual and group statements.
Odero is the second preacher to be arrested this week since news about cult-like preacher Paul Mackenzie surfaced.
Mackenzie who operated from Shakahola Forest in Malindi County is with the police to answer to similar criminal charges.