Thursday, May 11, 2023 –Bungoma police have detained Pastor Eliud Wekesa aka Yesu wa Tongaren on Thursday May 11.
This is after they interrogated him for hours at Bungoma Divisional Police Headquarters before deciding to hold him more.
Among other things the police is investigating is his faith, indoctrinating the faithful, and other allegations which he has since refuted.
“I came here because the OCS told me the county commander wanted to have a talk with me further, as such, I honoured the summons,” Yesu wa Tongaren explained.
He told the police that, unlike Paul Mackenzie’s case, his ministry allows faithful to go to school and to fast at will.
He also said, not at any one point, had he advised any follower not to go to hospital when sick as the law stipulates.
“The other question was about children being treated at hospitals, and it was ascertained that they do. Doctors treat, and God heals. I cannot oppose those given power by God, to treat.
“Police have not harassed me. Some say that I was arrested, but all those are false allegations,” he added.
Wekesa went on to clarify that, he is in the process of registering his church based in Bungoma County.
“My lawyers will be the sun and the moon since I have wronged no man. And when I say sun, it’s a parable. I shall leave it to you to understand it yourselves,” he told the media yesterday.
Police report indicated that they were set to forward his file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ODPP to be advised on what follows.
So far, about four pastors including Paul Mackenzie, and Ezekiel Odero are facing investigations over their questionable practice in faith.
Another female pastor from Nakuru Town was also recently flashed out from his place of warship where he had locked followers for weeks.
The 62-year-old pastor, Hellen Wanjiru Weri, was suspected to be the spiritual leader of Army Rurwama, a group which had confined 31 persons in a house for a fellowship, fasting and prayers.