A man storms a church service demanding his Sh200,000 loan that his wife gave as tithe for prayers against demons in Kisumu.
Geoffrey Odhiambo said his wife gave the amount, for which a bank used his car as collateral, without his consent.
Witnesses said the woman told them she gave the money as “tithe for prayers as there were evil spirits and devils in her house”.
Lawrence Odengo said Odhiambo complained it was not the first time the woman had taken money to ‘Jesus Elevation Tabernacle’ in the Kisumu CBD.
It took male ushers more than 10 minutes to eject Odhiambo from the midday service moments before the APs Quick Response Team arrived. He reported the matter at Kisumu Central police station.
Members of the public, who were denied a glimpse of the drama at the place of worship they termed a “pastor Kanyari church”, demanded its closure.
Bishop Mark Khegoi, who reportedly also gave instructions against press access, could not be reached for comment.
Pastor Victor Kanyari of Nairobi’s Salvation Healing Ministry was accused of obtaining money under false pretenses from church members.
He also allegedly duped people from different parts of the country to ‘plant’ a Sh310 ‘seed’ and others to send him up to Sh50,000 using mobile money transfer services.
Police said they could not arrest him over the allegations as no one had filed a complaint.