The recent incident in the coastal county of Kenya, specifically Kilifi where a pastor by the name Paul MacKenzie instructed his followers to fast to death so as to meet Jesus Christ opened the eyes of many to the fact that there might be a lot of people presenting themselves as men of God but with very shocking characters and hidden agenda. Mackenzie made himself into a leader of a cult in the Shakahola forest. It is in this forest that he made his followers fast and those who died were carelessly buried.
The following are some of the pastors in Kenya who, depending on various incidences and scandals involving them, can be termed fake;
1.Bishop Gilbert Deya.
He made headlines after coming out to claim that he has powers to make barren and infertile women be able to conceive and give birtht. The preacher based in the US was accused of stealing babies from Kenya and African countries to the European countries. He has been accused of sexual assaults more than four times. He calls these babies he steals as Miracle Babies.
2 Pastor James Maina Nganga.
He is the founder and owner of Neno Evangelism church whose headquarter is in Nairobi. Ng’ang’a he has been accused of killing Mercy Njeri’s in a fatal accident with his Range Rover and bribed the police to hide evidence away from the public eye. He also has a record of being imprisoned at Shimo la Tewa. He has been on public eye for carrying out staged miracles and healings meant to lie that he is a true prophet. He charges for these miracles that has helped him finance his lavish lifestyle.
3.Bishop Thomas Wahome.
The owner of the Helicopter of Christ church lied to his own followers into believing he had been granted access to God’s book of life and began extorting 1000 shillings from them to tell them if their names were in the book of life. His followers touch his clothes at a whopping 1200 bob to get healed.
4 Prophet Victor Kanyari.
Kanyari is a self-declared doctor and prophet who owns and runs the Salvation Healing Ministry. He was was exposed by media for his scamming his followers and soliciting sex from his female church members. He also organizes his followers to testify of fake miracles performed by him. His biggest scandal is Mbegu ya 310 and Potassium per manganite for miracles.
5.Pastor Allan Gitonga.
He is the leader of Redeemed gospel churches and has been accused of grabbing land around his Huruma church. He charges Ksh 200 to 20000 for a miracle.
6.Pastor Michael Njoroge.
The founder of Fire Gospel Ministry is a fake pastor when it comes to miracles. He allegedly engages with prostitutes and using them to testify his miracles. At one point, he stage managed a scene where gunmen showered his vehicle with bullets yet he walked away unharmed.
7.Prophetess Lucy Nduta.
She is the mother of Victor Kanyari. She is known as the HIV/AIDS healer as she has made her followers to believe that through prayers she can cure it completely. After convincing her congregation she started to charge for her special prayers.
There are several other church owners and pastors who have raised questions with their conducts such as prophet Owuor, pastor Ezekiel, Yesu wa Tongaren, pastor MacKenzie.