A 61-year-old lady is being treated at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital after being injured by a self-proclaimed preacher who claimed to be ‘delivering’ her from disease in Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Njenga slums.
The supposed man of the cloth, Daniel Muriithi, is accused of entering his arms and hands into the woman’s private regions and removing some of her internal organs, resulting in a massive blood loss.
“Alikuwa ameingizwa mkono kwa sehemu yake ya siri ametolewa nyama…damu ilikuwa inatoka kama maji, imejaa kwa beseni, so mama alikuwa kwa hii nyumba for one week anafanyiwa deliverance,” said Kate Nyambura, an area resident.
The incident was reported to the area chief after one of the village elders, Dominic Ndungu, heard vicious cries coming from the rogue preacher’s house.
Ndungu explained that he went into the house and found the pastor naked, as the woman lay unconscious on the bed.
He said he then questioned Muriithi about the basins containing blood and what resembled body organs.
“Wakati niliingia pale ndani, nikapata mzee anaitwa pastor Muriithi hana nguo, nikauliza na hii damu iko hapa chini ni ya nini na hizi nyama ninaona hapa na ule mama naona pale kwa kitanda ni nini?
Na huyu pastor akaniambia huyu ni mgonjwa na alikuwa amekuja hapa nimfanyie deliverance,” narrated Ndungu.
Mukuru Kwa Njenga residents have since urged Kenyans to be cautious amidst the rise of many different religious denominations and rogue pastors.