Clergymen in Kileleshwa exchange fists in row over house of worship

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 4 Dec, 2021 12:56 | < 1 min read
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Two rival church groups locked horns in Kileleshwa over the leadership of a house of worship.

In a statement by the DCI, clergymen at the church reportedly exchanged blows.

"One group led by the incoming bishop Rev Dr Joseph Kanyamu accompanied by over 60 congregants, forcefully gained entry into the church’s office by breaking its glass doors, in a bid to eject bishop Joseph Ntombura whose term had expired," the statement read in part.

Following the drama, the church's guard alerted police officers stationed at the Kileleshwa police station.

Police officers responded immediately and were able to arrest the situation.

"Two of Rev Kanyamu’s men were found to be armed with glock semi automatic pistols, loaded with a total of 29 rounds of ammunition, 9mm callibre. The two armed men Kisito Matete, 43, and Peter Murasi, 36, were disarmed, arrested and escorted to Kilimani police station where they’re currently being held," the statement read further.

The police have kept the house of worship under surveillance until the two rival factions is addressed.