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Bungoma residents demand arrest of pastor who impregnated minor

28 November 2014, 19:10 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Residents of Namuyemba estate in the outskirts of Bungoma town have demanded for the immediate arrest of a married pastor alleged to have impregnated a minor.

Led by a CBO, Community advocacy for child rights chairlady Elizabeth Situma, the residents have demanded for the arrest of Pastor Johnstone Imbuku of the 'Prayer Palace church' in Kanduyi.

Mrs. Situma said that she received the report about the pregnancy and has been investigating including reporting the culprit to the children department after he feigned ignorance on the matter.

Imbuku is alleged to have put in a family way a sixteen years minor who had just sat for her Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) this year at a local primary school.

According to her mother Stella Nafula a widow and also the pastor's church member, the clergy is alleged to have lured the minor who was the church usher into his house and had sex with her several times.

"I saw my daughter behaving unusual and when I confronted her she disclosed to me that she has been having an affair with the pastor and she is three months pregnant,"

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She said that when she asked the pastor about the pregnancy, she was arrogantly dismissed by the Clergy who told her to do what she knows better.

"I have been traumatized because am poor and the my own pastor capitalized on our poverty to put my daughter in a family way, the concern authority help me or else the minor might not be able to carry on with her education next year," said the mother.

The minor disclosed that she has been having an affair with the pastor for three years and was impregnated in August.
"When the Clergy realized that I was pregnant he told me to abort or he takes me to Nairobi to conceal the evidence but I resisted knowing very I could die during the process," she said.

She said that she has been the usher and a choir member at the clergy's church and he used to lure her into his house by giving her KES100 where they would later sleep together for several days while his wife was a way in doing business.

Pastor Imbuku denied having impregnated the minor saying that she had been put in a family way by young boys and together with her mother they were trying to taint his name and that of his church negatively so that the congregation can run out of it.

"I have been taking care of minor's education, clothing and food but they are maligning my name that Iam responsible for her pregnancy? God will answer them because I have never slept with her any other day," he said.

A letter from Bungoma children department seen by the Standard had summoned the culprit to appear before it on 15th December 2014 to explain about the incident.

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