Govt Puts Pastor Ezekiel’s New Life Church on Deregistration Mode

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In a decisive move, the Kenyan government has officially deregistered the church and worship center led by the controversial pastor Ezekiel Odero, along with five other religious entities. 

In a move that’s shaking the spiritual scene, the Registrar’s magic wand was waved in a Gazette Notice released on Friday, August 19, and guess what? Odero’s house of worship, located in the mystical lands of Mavueni, Kilifi County, just got its membership card revoked from the cool club of registered churches. Effective May 19, 2023, this place is officially the outcast of the church society.

Oh, but that’s not all, my fellow worshippers of gossip. New Life Prayer Centre isn’t the only player getting kicked out of the sanctuary. Nope, nope. It’s a church eviction party, and joining the club of “see ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya” are five other holy hangouts, including the ones under the oh-so-controversial leadership of David Owuor and Paul Mackenzie.

The official jargon from the Registrar’s office reads something like this: “With the superpowers bestowed upon us by section 12 (1) of the Societies Act, we hereby declare the VIP memberships of New Life Prayer Centre and Church, Good News International Ministries, Helicopter of Christ Church, Theophilus Church, Kings Outreach Church, and Royal Park Home Owners Estate Association Langata as null and void.”

Now, if you’re wondering what brought this holy hammer down, it seems Odero and Mackenzie weren’t just brewing communion wine. Oh no, they got tangled up in a web of headlines that included the tragic death of over 400 souls, including innocent children, who chose the fast lane to meet Christ by starving themselves. Yeah, it’s like a bizarre episode of Heavenly Hunger Games.

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The Registrar’s gavel has spoken, and the prayers for these churches’ survival might just need a little extra divine intervention.