A pastor in Embu was clobbered by an angry mob on suspicion of committing adultery with another man’s wife at Bonanza Estate.
The preacher, Sammy Ndwiga, was flushed out of the house of a Kenya Power employee at around 3am by the mob and beaten to a pulp before police rescued him and the woman.
The Faith of Miracles pastor defended himself saying that he was at the house for overnight prayers with the woman and did not have ulterior motives.
Asked why he always visited when the husband was away, the pastor said he had previously asked the woman’s husband for permission but he never welcomed him.
“I came for prayers and nothing else. I usually hold special nightlong prayers with my faithful on Wednesday. I will no longer conduct prayers in people’s homes,” he pleaded as quoted by Nairobi News.
The husband was reportedly tipped off by neighbours about the preacher’s nocturnal visits at his house and decided to lay a trap.
On the night of the incident, the husband locked the house from outside after the preacher had spent hours in the house and called for help from his friends. The preacher immediately started praying loudly and rebuking demons.
“I saw him enter the house at 9pm and called my friends before we stormed the house at 3am. I was called on Sunday after he was spotted, but by the time I arrived, he had left. This time round, my wife thought I was far away and was not bothered,” said the husband.
The wife claimed that she had special needs that she wanted the pastor to address through prayers.
“I heard my husband knocking as we said the 3am prayers. The pastor had arrived at 10pm from Nairobi and we decided to pray for the safe journey he had,” said the mother of three.
But according to the husband, his wife had been adulterous for long and he had twice reported her wayward ways to the police after she started sleeping with tenants.
“This is not the first time. I have reported two matters connected to her infidelity to the police. There was a doctor who used to stay here and sometimes people spotted her coming out of his house while skimpily dressed. When I discovered it, the medic moved. She moved on to a teacher,” said the man.
The woman had initially been employed as a house help before the man took her as his wife.
Source: Nairobi News