Kiambu ‘prophet’ in trouble for demanding sexual favours from followers

Kiambu 'prophet' in trouble for demanding sexual favours from followers

More than 100 residents of Gitare Village in Gatundu South, Kiambu County took to the streets Tuesday morning to protest against a false prophet who has allegedly been conning residents in the area.

The said prophet, Zachariah Baricho, is a church leader at Belishiba Church in Muhoho Village and is popularly known by the residents as “Nabii Wanyonyi”.

One of the protesters, a former follower of Belishiba Church, alleged that she left the church after Prophet Baricho claimed that the spirit had instructed him to marry her.

The protesters accused the prophet of asking for foodstuffs, livestock and money from the elderly people in the area and his followers, leading to the breakup of many families in the area.

Some of the women also claimed that the prophet has been soliciting sexual favours from female members of the congregation claiming that the spirit has directed him to sleep with the women seven times, failure to which they are branded witches.

The residents are now appealing to the concerned authorities to intervene and close the church to stop the false prophet from conning the villagers, threatening that they will burn the father of 12 alive.

Efforts to reach Prophet Baricho were not fruitful as he declined our attempts to contact him.

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Story By Elizabeth Asasha
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