Police seek detention of ‘Yesu wa Tongaren’ as he appears in court

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 11 May, 2023 14:52 | < 1 min read
Police seek detention of 'Yesu wa Tongaren' as he appears in court
Yesu wa Tongaren speaking to the press after presenting himself to the police. Photo/Screengrab

Police are seeking a detention order of controversial preacher "Yesu wa Tongaren" whose real name is Eliud Wekesa to allow probe.

During his detention, police also want the self-proclaimed Jesus to undergo a mental assessment.

Wekesa is set to appear before Bungoma Law Court where he was escorted by police officers from Bungoma police station after being summoned on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by county police commander Francis Kooli.

The cleric recorded a statement over the operation of his New Jerusalem church with officers saying he has been operating an unregistered church.

"Tulimpea mwaliko ya kuja kujielezea kanisa lake linahusu nini? Kanisa lake lina wafwasi wangapi na iko wapi? Na maswala ni lini aliacha jina yake ya nyumbani akajiita yesu wa Tongaren," Kooli said.

Speaking to the media, the controversial cleric maintained innocence saying he has never committed any crime since he started serving God aged 30.

"Mimi najua kulingana na Muhubiri 8:5 sheria hushika wale walio na makosa. Tangu nianze kufanya kazi hii ya Mungu nikiwa na miaka 30, leo nko na miaka 42 sijawahi ona kosa ambalo nimelitenda maana hema ama meli ya Mungu ninaloliendesha kwa ajili ya kizazi hiki duniani, hilo hema linaendeshwa na chuo ya unabii hauwezi ukakosa pasipo kuonywa na Mungu," he said.

He said he will not hire lawyers to represent him noting that the moon and the sun would be his lawyers.

"Hapa ntasema hivi, huenda wakili wangu atakua jua na mwezi maana sina dhambi yoyote ya makosa kwa ajili ya mwanadamu. Na nkisema jua ntaawachia kitendawili hicho mutatatua," he said.

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