Barely a year after Deputy President William Ruto officially opened East Africa’s largest church auditorium,Winner’s Chapel, it stands to be demolished according to Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Mr Felix Kosgey.
Residents of a multi- billion shilling estate and the magnificent church are living in fear after the CS warned that they could be evicted because the land on which the houses were built was grabbed.
“According to the Ndung’u report, all the allocation of the 210 acre is illegal and should be reverted to the government,” said Mr. Kosgey.
The government is set to issue a 21 day notice to the owners of houses in Diamond Park Estate and the Winner’s Chapel in Nairobi’s South B.
The church, which has it’s roots in Nigeria, has a capacity of 15,000 people. Sitting on 15 acres of land, the church was founded by Nigerian billionaire pastor, Dr David Oyepedo. It has a presence in several other countries.
It remains to be seen whether the government will make good their threat.
Here are some pics from last year’s official opening of the church.