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Another Kenya Pastor accused on mass murder

Police taking Pastor Ezekiel Odero into custody. Photo: Reuters

Kenya Interior Minister, Kithure Kindiki has confirmed the arrest of the pastor of New Life Prayer Centre and Church, Ezekiel Odero.

In a statement on Thursday, Kithure said the pastor will be charged for murder of his followers and that “the said church has been shut down”.

Last week, the pastor of another church in Kenya, Paul Mackenzie Nthenge, was accused of preaching starvation which led to death of some members.

The police have linked the death 98 people to his church.

In this recent arrest, the Interior Minister, Kithure Kindiki, said “the over 100 people who were holed up at the premises have been evacuated and will be required to record statements”.

The CBS reports that the Kenya Police is yet to link the two cases and provide further details concerning the allegations against Odero or his church.

Writing Juliet Onwurah; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu