The self-proclaimed Doomsday prophet who ‘saved’ Raila Odinga — David Owuor — is embroiled in a vicious tussle with a family over the manipulation and occupancy of Sh1.5 billion assets in Westlands, Nairobi. The circle of relatives have accused the controversial ‘mightiest prophet’ and his Repentance and Holiness Ministry of forcefully seizing the multi-storeyed residences alongside upscale Rhapta Road in Westlands and the leafy suburb Riverside Drive. Yesterday relatives of a woman claiming possession of the property stated the prophet had dispossessed her through a complex scheme initiated in 2005. They accused the controversial prophet of continuing to pocket thousands and thousands of shillings in monthly leases from the upscale residences in what ought to elevate the lid at the financing of Owuor’s flashy ministry. At the heart of the dispute is a declare that the prophet and senior bishops in his church coerced the girl, identified as Jayne Muthoni, to rent Owuor’s follower, Lilly Njage, as a co-director in Shaba Investment Limited, the registered owner of the flats. To wrest control of the multi-million-shilling property from Owuor, Muthoni’s spouse and children alleged that their relative was not of sound thoughts when she approved Njage to manipulate her property. They claimed the female had been brainwashed and located beneath the impact of unidentified drugs that might have triggered memory loss. “We need my sister’s property retaken to her.
They pressured her to employ a co-director so one can take manage of the employer. They have stolen from her. There is one transaction which I noticed and extra than Sh700 million became withdrawn from her bank account,” Muthoni’s brother Duncan Njagi stated the day before today. Njagi, who led another circle of relatives individuals in storming the construction to reclaim ownership, alleged that Owuor also moved into their sister’s palatial home along Riverside Drive and became it into his personal office and nerve center his church operations. The home compound includes a swimming pool wherein Owuor ‘dipped’ Raila in 2009. It is claimed that the Riverside domestic changed at one point was owned by former Internal Security minister Geoge Saitoti. The brother revealed that the prophet moved out of the Riverside Drive house hurriedly a few days ago after the family requested the return of their sister’s belongings. Another property — Dove Court Apartments in Westlands — became additionally taken over with the aid of the church, and some rooms become bishops’ places of work, the own family claimed. Njagi alleged that other rooms at the Dove Court Apartments had been rented out, and the money generated changed into used to finance the prophet’s lavish lifestyle. But Owuor and the church, through legal professional Kimani Watonga, denied there was a plot to deceive Muthoni to surrender her property to the fancy prophet who has courted controversy inside the past via his contentious prophesies. In 2005 Owuor claimed that his god had instructed him that a large earthquake would flatten Nairobi. Nothing passed off. He stated that Muthoni “voluntarily” appointed Njage, a close friend and church colleague, to help her run the assets after developing “memory problems.” “The least the own family can do to Macharia and the church is to thank them due to the fact not a unmarried asset in Njage’s name or some other has been transferred to the church,” Watenga stated. Speaking outdoor her rental, the day went by, Muthoni said she had been defrauded of her belongings; however, her family whisked her away before she may want to be problematic. Alice Macharia, Muthoni’s sister, claimed that a scheme using the church to make Macharia a pauper turned into choreographed returned in 2004 when her sister turned into ‘pressured’ to close down her firm to ‘serve the Lord.’ She turned into coerced to rent Macharia to run the assets a year later because she becomes sick, she said. “We do not suppose the memory lapse they may be speaking about is herbal. We believe our sister become forced to take some tablets that made her lose her memory. We are questioning why the church ought to ask her to rent any other, whom she is not related to, to control her assets,” Macharia stated. She claimed that Muthoni was never allowed to go away from her room and changed into being kept indoors for lengthy durations, at times extra than three days. This, she claimed, caused mental torture to their sister, main to memory loss. “Initially, I am someone who was helping my sister run the assets. But those people chased me away, and each time I come to go, I am stopped at the gate. Sometimes, I camp there for eight hours and cross I returned without seeing her,” Njagi said. She said Muthoni turned into blocked from traveling with their unwell mother at Karen Hospital. Their mom, Charity Njagi, passed on February 17, but Muthoni simplest knew about the death 3 days later. “We are angered because we’re just from burying our mother. We tried to call Jayne to be with us in the burial association, but humans in this ministry led by Owuor couldn’t provide her time,” Njagi stated. He claimed that Muthoni was burdened, from time to time, crushed by church individuals. “They used to hide her in a room so that she may be away from her people. We had been completely not able to reach her,” he said. But legal professional Watenga said that Muthoni closed down her regulation company and devoted herself to the Lord after Owuor healed her son’s dyslexia. “When Muthoni requested prayers and her son turned into healed from the complicated trouble, she determined to retire from working towards as a legal professional and so serve God,” the lawyer said. Nuage, who has been jogging the residences because 2005 and has been residing in one of the rooms on the Dove residences because then, said that Muthoni appointed her to assist control the belongings. She stated that this passed off after the Bank of Africa, where Muthoni banked, raised concerns about ‘big withdrawals’ crafted from the account. “She could not do not forget. She had an accountant who claimed Muthoni owed her Sh78 million. So she was simply signing for the withdrawal,” she stated. Nuage changed into appointed and made a signatory to the bank. She claimed she has never withdrawn any cash, aside from that used to pay the salaries of those running on the residences. She stated that she was preserving all of the documents, including logbooks of the SUV motors owned via Muthoni and title deeds, and none of them has been transferred to both the church or herself.