A pastor and his wife in Kirinyaga County were arrested for living with his dead mother for over a month praying that she resurrects.
The two suspects James Muchira 45, and his wife were on Monday arrested July, 4th 2022, and are currently being held at the Kiamachari Police Station.
According to the reports, the pastor who owns the God’s Mountain of Believers church, living with his dead mother praying and hoping that she would resurrect.
His brother Evans Mwaniki who came to his sick mother said that his brother had picked their mother from the hospital a month ago, to pray for her in his house which he also uses as a church.
But when he came to check on how she was fairing, his brother refused to let him in forcing him to seek help from the authority.
“He prays for people. He picked our mother to come and pray for her. He has a church in his home and he has been living with her for the last month. When I came to visit her yesterday, he refused to let me in,” said Mwaniki.
Even after coming with the area chief, his brother still could not let them in, forcing them to call for the police who found the decomposing body of their mother in the house.
“I had come to see how she is fairing on and possibly take her to hospital. He refused to open for us and when the government intervened they found her dead, Mwaniki added.
Wilson Koskey, Mwea West Sub-County Commander who confirmed the incident also said that the suspects are in custody and will be charged when the investigations will be complete.
Reports from the villagers from the area said that the Muchira has a church but no one from the area attends.
“We hear there is a church here, but no one from this area goes there. He claims he can heal someone by drinking his ‘holy’ water.”