Pastor Ezekiel Odero of New Life Church now wants the court to stop the Registrar of Societies from canceling the registration of his church.
In an application his lawyers, Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta, Odero expressed concerns that the Registrar of Societies has threatened to cancel the registration of his church, a move that is meant to deny him and his congregation the freedom of religion.
Last week, Registrar of Societies issued him a letter to Odero, instructing him to file his annual returns for the last ten years.
However, Odero now decries frustration saying the Registrar of Societies has failed to provide his file to enable him to file the returns.
“The Registrar of Societies, in a well-orchestrated and malevolent scheme to have the church’s registration cancelled, drafted a letter dated 27th April, issuing a 21-day notice to the applicant to show cause why his church registration should not be cancelled for failure to file its annual returns. The letter was served on the applicant on 25th May 2023, eight days after the expiry of the intended 21-day notice to the applicant,” reads the court papers.
Odero now wants the court to prevent the Registrar of Societies from cancelling the registration of New Life Prayer Centre and Church.