Over the last few days, Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has come under intense flak for what critics term as moves to remain relevant and put President William Ruto’s administration on its toes by all means.
On Saturday, the former Premier caused a stir after visiting the mega church that controversial Pastor Ezekiel Odero runs and pledged to support him, amid investigations into his alleged involvement in several crimes.
The ODM supreme also promised to visit the church again and support the noble projects undertaken by the wealthy evangelist which include an international school, a farm, and the New Life Prayer Centre and Church that hosts at least 50,000.
However, Raila has attracted criticism across the political divide for making the visit amid Pastor Ezekiel facing shocking charges of murder, aiding suicide, abduction, radicalization, crimes against humanity, child cruelty, fraud, and money laundering.
Activist Boniface Mwangi on Sunday said the ODM Party leader loves scoring his own goals and doesn’t learn from his past mistakes as he expressed his disappointment in the former prime minister’s visit.
Do you think Raila made the right move by visiting Pastor Ezekiel’s church and pledging to support him?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Another Cult? Worry as 200 Families Retreat to the Forest
Muslim For Human Rights Organizations Muhuri, has raised Concerns over a cult-like church in Kwale county. According to the reports, Worshippers of the Rainbow Ministries Church based in Msambweni are alleged to have retreated to a forest in Vumbo village where they are conducting their prayers.
The organization claims that the police have already arrested 12 individuals believed to be members of the Church even as others are being pursued.
19 Children Rescued From a Pastor’s Centre in Kasarani
Nineteen children who were allegedly taken from their families and placed in a children’s home in Kasarani Constituency, Nairobi, have been rescued by government officials.
The children, aged between 10 and 16 years, were brought to the center under the guise of receiving educational support.
MP in Hot Soup for Allegedly Smoking Too Much
A popular member of parliament in his second term of service is a marked man. This is because of his smoking habits, which have become a nuisance to his colleagues.
According to those in the know, the lawmaker has been smoking openly in the corridors of parliament, affecting those working in nearby offices.