Pastors in Nakuru want the government to cancel a religious rally scheduled for August 12.
Over 150 members of the Nakuru Pastors Foundation said the crusade by Apostle Michael Njoroge of Fire Ministries should not be allowed to take place since the pastor's credibility is questionable. Apostle Njoroge's credibility is in question after a local TV station exposed faked miracles performed by the pastor. "We in Nakuru wish to appeal to the authorities to cancel the planned crusade at the Afraha Stadium on August 12," said the preachers.
The cancellation, they argued, will ensure that locals are protected from undue influence. In a statement read by the chairman John Omolo ,the pastors said they do not support miracles in exchange for money. "We strongly believe in the divine mandate that Christ gave the church and that is to preach the gospel with God confirming His word through miracles, signs and wonders. Miracles are not faked".
The statement pointed out that devious activity of errant pastors should be seen as individual and isolated incidences. Omolo said it should never be construed to mean that pastors are errant because of an individual, adding that the country was blessed with hardworking, selfless clergy who are committed to their call and who want to ensure that the country is prospering and is at peace.
The pastors announced that they will hold a prayer rally for all churches on August 5 at the Kenya Assemblies of God in Nakuru. Pastor Charles Marita has appealed to the public not to demonize the clergy. Others who addressed the press conference included Pastor Mike Brawn and Joyce Wairimu.