Repentance Holiness Church, a church linked with Prophet Owuor has dismissed deregistration claims after one of its branches was closed.
Speaking on the closure was Senior Archbishop Major Gen. (Rtd) George Kyaka who noted that it was an internal decision and had nothing to do with any illegality.
He continued by saying the King’s Outreach branch was closed following a December 2022 resolution that they should close it and focus on the Repentance Holiness Church in an attempt to cut down on cost.
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“In that AGM at the end of the year 2022, it was resolved to dissolve and deregister King’s Outreach Church. It is based on that AGM Resolution that Kings Outreach Church was deregistered and therefore the deregistration of Kings Outreach Church has nothing to do with Shakahola,” said Kyaka
According to Kyaka, the closure decision had been reached way before the Shakahola massacre was reported thus it is no where connected to the scandal of Pastor Paul Mackenzie.
The Church lawyers now demand an apology from the newspaper who first reported the story, lack of which they will move to court.
“The article says Owour is associated with the church. But the said ministry was dissolved in December 2022. By the time of Shakahola, Kings’ Outreach was already dissolved. Our client, Prophet Owour has no link with the happenings of Shakahola.
We call upon the newspaper to withdraw the false publication within 24 hours and we demand an apology with the same magnitude within the next 24hrs. Failure of which we will take the next legal step.” said the lawyers
The news comes at a time when the government deregistered Pastor Ezekiel Odero’s Newlife Prayer Centre and Church and Pastor Mackenzie’s Good News International Ministries.
Others also deregistered by the government are Helicopter of Christ Church and the Royal Park Home Owners Estate Association in Langata.