• All Share : 53467.52
    UP 0.96%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46721.28
    UP 1.26%
    Financial 15 : 15036.11
    DOWN -1.90%
    Industrial 25 : 71440.54
    UP 1.78%
    Resource 10 : 32442.5
    UP 2.40%

  • ZAR/USD : 14.0712
    UP 0.53%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.6089
    UP 0.89%
    ZAR/EUR : 15.9687
    UP 0.92%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1406
    UP 1.01%
    ZAR/AUD : 10.7296
    UP 0.64%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1336.4
    DOWN -0.04%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1103
    DOWN -0.18%
    Silver US$/oz : 18.82
    UP 0.21%
    Palladium US$/oz : 696
    Brent Crude : 49.33
    DOWN -0.42%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Wed Aug 24 10:41:40 SAST 2016

Watch: Villagers catch thieving 'pastors', two of whom were cops, in Western Kenya

Agency Staff | 04 February, 2016 13:37

Image by: Kenya CitizenTV via YouTube

Five men have been arrested in Western Kenya for masquerading as pastors whilst on a robbery mission.

The five were arrested on Wednesday in Sikata village, Bungoma County, after villagers raised the alarm over their suspicious activities while at the homestead of an elderly woman.

In a clip on Citizen TV, residents said the five elaborately dressed men arrived at the homestead of the woman, claiming to be pastors seeking to help her get rid of evil spirits.

"These men came to pray for a woman here who has had very sick relatives, but instead of even saying who they were, they just walked in and started making demands," one of the residents, Caren Nasambu, said.

It later emerged that two members of the gang were policemen, attached to the Ruai police station in central Kenya, which is more than 400km south of Bungoma County.

The five were taken to the Bungoma police station where they were charged and released on bail.

Cases of people posing as pastors and performing hideous acts are not new to Kenya.

News24 recently reported the case of a UK-based Kenyan pastor Gilbert Deya, who has allegedly been duping his congregation by selling them normal olive oil in the name of a healing serum for HIV and cancer.

Source: News24


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.