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Tragedy strikes Prophet Owuor’s mega crusade in Nakuru

01 January 2015, 18:38 Chepkwony Robert

Nakuru - Tragedy struck Prophet David Owuor’s mega crusade in Nakuru town after five people died while waiting to receive a healing miracle.

Nakuru OCPD Bernard Kioko confirmed the incident saying that the dead were attending the end of year crusade at Kaptembwa grounds.

Prophet Owuor normally holds his crusades at an open field opposite Nakuru ASK Showground but this time round he opted for Kaptembwa grounds which is within the sprawling Kaptemwa slums.

Kioko ruled out stampede or any other criminal act that might need investigation by the police. He said that the deceased died of natural causes but Prophet Owuor could not be reached for comment.  

“There’s nothing to investigate there… these people probably came to the crusade ailing but time for them to go caught them there,” he said.

The OCPD revealed that deaths have been reported in other similar rallies in the town before. “I don’t want to talk about what happened at Afraha last year because I know you know,” Kioko said.

Prophet Owuor who commands a large following across the country especially in rural areas has been a controversial figure since he established his ministry about 15 years ago.

His rallies are attended by thousands of people from across the country and others from as far as Argentina and other neighbouring East African Countries.

They are ferried in buses, matatus while others come to these rallies in their personal cars, from almost every corner of the country.

Prophet Owuor has been accused of taking advantage of the poor and the sick he has always dismissed these allegations saying that genuine miracles happen in his crusades.

The blind have seen, the crippled have walked and the heavens have opened up, he said in one of his sermons.

Prophet Owuor spends his nights at Merica Hotel while in Nakuru while his followers brave the cold singing praise songs till morning.

Owuor who spends most of his sermons throwing jabs at the mainstream churches and protestant pastors has been accused of brainwashing the faithful for selfish gain.

One of the most controversial things that appear to be gaining popularity amongst his followers is the washing of a section of the streets with detergents before he arrives.

For instance part of Kenyatta Avenue next to Merica Hotel was thoroughly washed before he arrived for the Nakuru crusade three days ago. The same thing was seen in Eldoret when he last visited.  

But, one thing that has made Owuor popular especially amongst Kenyans is the fact that he has been one of the harshest critic of ‘sadaka’ and commercialization of the church.

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