• He was arrested a day after he was grilled for hours over claims his church is also involved in occultism.
• He denied the claims before Kilifi detectives.
Televangelist Ezekiel Odero of New Life Prayer Centre and Church has been arrested over the alleged indoctrination of the public.
He was arrested a day after he was grilled for hours over claims his church is also involved in occultism.
Coast Regional Commissioner Rhodah Onyancha said the pastor was arrested in Makueni, Kilifi county.
She said this was because there were allegations of deaths reported on his premises. She also ordered the closure of the New Life Prayer Centre and Church.
“He is being brought to Mombasa for grilling. More information will be availed,” she said.
He is currently at Coast Police Headquarters. The pastor denied the claims of occultism at his church before Kilifi detectives on Wednesday.
Police aware of the developments said the move to summon him on Wednesday was prompted by the ongoing exhumation of bodies from a farm in Shakahola Forest.
The farm is linked to pastor Paul Mackenzie of Good News International Church. So far some 95 bodies have been recovered from graves in the forest, officials said.