- The faithful accused him of being a false prophet.
- Pastor Mutei had reportedly prophesied to them on 1st January that 2020 was going to be their year of prosperity.
A 35- year-old pastor is nursing injuries after he was attacked and assaulted by his followers while delivering a sermon on Sunday morning in Lundi, Kitui county.
Pastor Gabriel Mutei of Everlasting Holy Ministry was nearly lynched to death by angry church members who accused him of playing with their intelligence.
The pastor is said to have told the faithful that 2020 was still the year of prosperity and the time they have been waiting for to receive blessings.
A section of the followers started shouting in protest accusing him of false prophecy in the midst of a global pandemic that has affected them.
” He always talks of his ability to foresee fortunes among church members which none has ever come to pass, ” Edwin Muli a church member said.
After failing to calm down the followers, Pastor Mutei reportedly accused them of being used by the devil to prevent him from delivering his sermon and blessings.
His accusations on the church members angered the majority of his followers forcing them to kick him out.
” How can you tell us 2022 is the year we’ve been waiting yet we are suffering from the effects of Coronavirus in the economy.” another church member added.
Outside the church, he was beaten up forcing him to flee for safety.
However, residents in a nearby shopping centre stopped him while his followers continued roughing him up.
He was saved by area assistant chief who rushed him to a nearby medical facility and later escorted him to his home.