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Was it Solomon or David? Controversial priest clears the air but now cries wolf

  • Fr John Pesa says his life in now in danger, days after visiting DP William Ruto’s home in Sugoi
  • The Sh10,000 he received was for fueling the two cars he travelled in.
  • He clarifies the confusion about Solomon and David was a slip of the tongue


Controversial Coptic Holy Ghost Church leader Father John Pesa has been the subject of ridicule this week.

The bishop was among religious leaders from the Nyanza region who on Monday, October 12 visited Deputy President (DP) William Ruto’s Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu County.

But it was the sermon that the man of God delivered that was the subject of criticism. In a bid to liken DP Ruto to the Biblical David who defeated the giant Goliath using a slingshot, Pesa mistakenly referred to David as “King Solomon.”

Father Pesa has come out to water down the criticisms by saying that he is old, and people should not create a farce out of it.

Fr John Pesa and DP William Ruto
Fr John Pesa (right) and DP William Ruto at the latter’s home in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu county.PHOTO/FILE

Watu wanasema ati sikusoma Bibilia vizuri…Mimi ni mzee, na nilianza kusoma bibilia kama niko mtoto sana mpaka sasa. Daudi ndo alipiga Goliath na mawe moja (People are saying that I didn’t read the Bible well. I started reading the Bible as a child. Yes, its David that killed Golith with a single shot),” said Pesa.

As if to divert the attention from the ensuing jokes, the clergyman now alleges his life is in danger. Fr Pesa (his name means “money”) refutes claims that he received millions of shillings from DP Ruto in Sugoi. It is widely assumed that patrons to Ruto’s homes in Sugoi and Karen, Nairobi, leave with their pockets bulging with bank notes.

Fr Pesa confesses he received “only” Sh10,000 “for the summon he delivered in Ruto’s home”, and spent Sh6,000 to fuel the two cars that he used to travel to Sugoi.



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