A Nairobi “mama mboga” startles online users by giving Pastor Ezekiel Odero Sh6 million in cash in exchange for help.
A Nairobi businesswoman has sparked curiosity by giving controversial pastor Ezekiel Odero a sack full of cash, causing a recent social media uproar.
Many people are curious as to the origin and use of the sizeable sum of money in light of the incident, which was caught on camera and went viral.
The businesswoman claims to have received Sh6 million from Nairobi’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Her son is an Uber driver, and the money was found in his car, according to her account. The substantial amount was obtained when the CID officers converted the dollars they had seized into Kenyan currency.
The officers allegedly gave the woman Sh6 million after the conversion, keeping the rest for themselves. She conveyed her worries that the funds might be connected to unlawful activity.
“The dollars were found in my son’s car. He is an Uber driver. The CIDs went to the bank and the money was converted to Kenyan currency, bringing the total to Sh10 million. They gave me Sh6 million and went with the remaining to their car, where my son was,” she recounted
Filled with apprehension and uncertainty, the businesswoman decided to seek solace and guidance from Pastor Ezekiel at the New Life Prayer Centre in Mombasa.
The woman, grappling with fear and anxiety, contemplated the possible dangers her son might face, given the mysterious circumstances surrounding the money.
“I do not understand why they gave me the money and went with my son. It could be that they left the cash so I could use it to buy a coffin and ferry my son’s body home; I just don’t know. That is why I did not enter my house with the money. The moment I received it, I embarked on a journey to Mombasa to bring it to the altar,” the woman said.
Clad in her work attire, she embarked on a journey to present the money at the altar, hoping for divine intervention and protection for her son.
Upon her arrival, Pastor Ezekiel examined the money, which included both Kenyan and Tanzanian currencies.
He offered to safeguard the funds while the woman searched for information about her son’s whereabouts and well-being.
“This is what we are going to do. I will keep the money safe for you. Go and look for your son, know his location and health status,” Ezekiel said.
The pastor advised her to remain truthful about the circumstances surrounding the money’s acquisition, emphasizing the importance of honesty and transparency.