Kenya: Babu Owino - I'm a Follower of 'Prophet' Owuor

Three MPS have scolded the media for what they termed as unwarranted attacks on Church leaders.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Igembe South MP John Paul Mwirigi and nominated MP Gideon Keter took exception at the recent critical media coverage on the activities of self-proclaimed prophet David Owuor and his Ministry of Repentance and Holiness.

Dr Owuor was accused by a family of brainwashing one of their kin and swindling millions from her estate in Nairobi.

Babu revealed that he is a follower of Prophet Owuor and that the media erred by attacking him and the church.

"We will pray and forgive those fighting the church. Mimi ni mtoto wa misa and I encourage Prophet Owuor to continue serving the flock," said Babu at a media briefing in parliament building on Thursday.

Mr Keter faulted the Citizen TV's News Gang show last week Thursday for allegedly attacking the church.

"Some people want to ground the church, those who are saying pastors should have a degree are wrong," said Mr. Keter.

The Kenya Media Sector Working Group has warned religious leaders against threatening and harassing journalists who pursue incriminating stories about them.

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