Bomet residents launch search for pastor who cheated them he will ascend to heaven on Sunday

By Felix Yego On Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 23:17 | 2 mins read
Residents look for pastor who said he will ascend to heaven on Sunday. PHOTO: Courtesy.

Drama ensued in Bomet on Sunday afternoon after a much-anticipated prophecy of a local church clergy to ascend to heaven failed to happen.

Bishop Fredrick Rotich of The Lost Glory Restoration Center (LOGORC) is said to have told his congregants a week ago that God had promised to take him to heaven alive on the fateful day.

His proclamation forced hundreds of his followers and residents from across the county to throng to his church, situated at Kipsoen, Longisa in Bomet East, to witness the happening.

From as early as 8 am, residents continued to arrive at the church.

The church service went on as members kept waiting for the miracle to happen.

As time went by, they became impatient and began moving out.

Rotich, who was not present during the service, is said to have asked his members to attend the service to witness the fulfilment of the prophecy about his ascension to heaven the same way God took Elijah in the Bible.

Some of the church members who spoke to the press outside the church claimed the pastor had on several occasions in his sermons said he was going to be lifted to heaven at a location in the area.

“He told us that God has recognized what he has done to the people on earth and he has finished his job so he was going to be taken and that his soul would go to heaven but we are going to bury the body here,” said Snider Korir, one of the church members.

Nathan Kirui, another resident, said the testimony was strange and baffling hence their decision to attend the church to witness.

The bishop is alleged to have built a house at his home and told his family members including the church members that he was not going to live in it.

As the clock continued to tick and with the expectant crowd becoming impatient. they dispersed and decided to mount a search for the bishop who had failed to show up.

It later became evident that he had gone into hiding after his mission failed to happen as expected.

Efforts by the area chief and security officers to search for him went futile.

We could also not reach him for a comment over the allegations.

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