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Pastor Ezekiel ordered to withdraw, amend main petition

The Mombasa High Court
The Mombasa High Court

The Mombasa High Court has declined to issue any order that would impede ongoing police investigations into Pastor Ezekiel Ombok Odero’s church’s involvement in the Shakahola massacre.

Pastor Odero had made an application seeking to “prohibit” state agencies “from closing or shutting down his New Life prayer centre and church ministry”.

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The state, through ODPP’s Senior Prosecution Counsel Maureen Ayumba and AG’s Senior Litigation Counsel Emmanuel Makuto, opposed the application claiming that allowing the petition would jeopardize DCI’s ongoing investigations.

Lady Justice Olga Sewe directed Pastor Odero to withdraw his petition in its entirety or consider amending it.

The matter will come up for mention on 13 July 2023.

The development comes as televangelist Ezekiel Odero accompanied by his lawyers presented himself at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters in Mombasa County where he had been summoned.

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