Controversial pastor James Ng’ang’a announces ‘premium fees’ for prayer, fasting sessions

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 13:02 | 2 mins read
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Televangelist James Ng'ang'a. PHOTO/Courtesy

Neno Evangelism pastor James Ng'ang'a has stirred controversy after asking members of the public to pay to attend prayer and fasting sessions at his church.

In a poster shared on his Sasa TV social media pages, the pastor invited interested persons to register for the service scheduled to start at Jerusalem City Kenya (JCK) in Nairobi today, November 9, 2022.

Believers seeking to enjoy the services are required to pay Ksh500 registration fee with special prayer rooms going for Ksh2,000 per night.

"We invite you to join us in prayer and fasting at Jerusalem City Kenya (JCK). for Registration visit Neno Evangelism Center Nairobi..." the pastor said.

The poster attracted criticism from a section of netizens who wondered why the pastor was charging his members for prayers.

"Registration ya kwenda kanisani? Alafu 2K special room? ai, because of why? (sic)," Prince Martin posed.

Rose Akenya said, "Kwani jamenisi dunia imeisha. Kwani ata kwenda kanisani mpaka utoe registration fee (Indeed, the world is coming to an end. Must one pay a registration fee to visit a church)?"

"Nonsense.. you should be behind the bars," Peter Mwololo opined.

James Ng'ang'a loose mouth

The outspoken man of the cloth is not new to controversy.

In October last year, the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) threatened to shut down his TV station over his "offensive language" in live broadcasts.

MCK CEO David Omwoyo accused Ng'ang'a of violating the code of conduct in journalism.

The evangelist was captured on camera spewing unprintable words on how nurses should handle his body once he is dead.

Terming the statements made as a breach of the code of conduct set by the media regulator regarding obscenity, taste and tone of reporting, MCK maintained that action must be taken against the pastor.

“The media house in question breached clause 5 (b) (c) on Accountability and 10 (1) on Obscenity, Taste and Tone in Reporting by allowing a presenter, Apostle James Maina Ng’ang’a in a live broadcast from ‘Jerusalem City Kenya’s at 1024hours where he uttered offensive and unprintable words on-air,” a statement issued by MCK read in part.

Two weeks earlier, Ng'ang'a had been captured on tape boasting of having more than 70 children spread across the country.

In a viral video, the preacher said he often 'gets confused' whenever he visits the Eastern part of Kenya where most of his kids were sired.

He claimed all his children and grandchildren resemble him.

Niko na watoto wengi, wengine ni wazee kabisa na wengine wamezaa. Mimi ni Babu wa watoto wengi sana. (I have many kids, others have even given birth to grandchildren. I am a grandfather of many children),” Ng’ang’a said.

He bragged that his offspring are spread in Kirinyaga, Ukambani, Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu.

Mimi naendanga Ukambani naangalia nasema hii nikama yangu hii. Oh my God!” he said amid laughter from the congregation.

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