- According to Yesu Wa Tongaren arresting him will be unfortunate
- According to him all the rumours that might have been peddled against him are all lies
Yesu Wa Tongaren has pleaded with the police not to arrest him after he was summoned by Bungoma Police Commander Francis Kooli.
According to Yesu Wa Tongaren arresting him will be unfortunate since he is just preaching the gospel without fault.
“Nimeitwa hapa na Police Commander… Nimeelewa yakwamba anataka pia aniulize kulingana na hali ya kanisa vile dhehebu linaendeshwa,” he stated.
According to him all the rumours that might have been peddled against him are all lies adding that he is very innocent.
“Huenda wakaskia mambo ambayo hayako, maana hapa kwa DC nimekuwa lakini sinako jambo lolote, mi nahubiri tu injili, na iwapo watanikamata, watakuwa wamenionea maana sharia hukamata wale walio na makossa,” stated Yesu Wa Tongaren.
Commander Kooli on the other hand stated that they summoned Yesu Wa Tongaren following claims of controversial teachings he was giving his followers.
According to Kooli Yesu Wa Tongaren was keeping some women at his church and blocking them from going home.
“Mimi nimeskia tu ripoti kutoka Naitiri karibu na soko eti kuna mfuasi wake mmoja mama eti akija hapa harudi nyumbani,” said Kooli.
“Tena nimeski Kuma mfuasi wako mmoja pia naskia eti alipoteza bwana yake akamuacha hapao akiwa amelala. Eti amekuwa shetani akakuja akaishi kwako mpaka vile walishika yeye ndiyo akarudi. Tabia kama hiyo haikubaliki katika serikali ya Kenya,” he stated.
Yesu Wa Tongaren however denied the claims saying his teachings and church are very transparent.
President William Ruto has formed a task force to review regulations governing religious organisations and a commission of inquiry into the Shakahola killings.
Dr Ruto picked former National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Secretary-General Mutava Musyimi to head the 14-member task force that will serve for six months.
The team is expected to propose legal and governance changes to prevent religious extremism. Rev Musyimi’s task force comes at a time of uproar and demand for accountability among the clergy.