Houses belonging to followers of The Ministry of Holiness and Repentance headed by Mighty Prophet David Owuor are being torched after elders in Kaptabuk called for the church to vacate the locality. So far, 15 houses have been torched, hundreds of families displaced and property worth millions of shillings destroyed as tension remains high.
Bishop Zachary Kasipoi of The Ministry of Holiness and Repentance said, “The church didn’t contribute anything towards the elder’s death. There is a lot of misinformation spreading concerning our church.”
But elders still took issue with the church, claiming that its “members are not associating with the community, they don’t contribute to harambees, they hold crusades without informing village elders and their children don’t go to school because their parents spend most of the time in church without taking care of their families.”
The elders also charged that members of the church “call other churches demonic and threaten them. We understand there is freedom of worship, but it’s not in our community policy.”