Kenya: Mob Chops Off Pastor’s Genitals

A pastor is fighting for his life after protesting villagers mutilated his genitals.

The mob was bitter that a man, who the preacher had promised to cure through prayer, died during the ‘healing’.

On Monday evening, villagers burnt the pastor’s church, locally known as Oterona in Gesiaga village, Nyamira District, but the man of the cloth escaped.

Residents said the sect does not believe in conventional medicine.

Police said the villagers caught up with the pastor in his hideout.

The preacher was admitted to Nyamira District Hospital. Hospital superintendent, Dr Morris Odhiambo, described the pastor’s condition as stable, but declined to comment further.

Local OCPD, Mr Joseph Kimeli, said no arrests had been made.

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East African Standard, Kenya
Aug. 30, 2007
Robert Nyasato

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