“No fault in this man,” court sets free Yesu wa Tongaren

Eliud Wekesa, alias Yesu wa Tongaren is a free man after a High Court in Bungoma released him on Tuesday.

This came after the prosecution said they have no evidence against the embattled preacher.

Yesu wa Tongaren, leader of New Jerusalem Church, spent five days in police cell as detectives investigated alleged offences against him including cult activities.

He was accused of running a religious cult in Tongaren, purporting to be Jesus Christ, teaching radical ideologies to his followers, some of whom are minors, as well as practising and promoting money laundering.

He had on May 10, ahead of his detention, said he will not need lawyers if arraigned over his church activities.

However, Roots Party Leader George Wajackoyah with two other lawyers offered to represent him in court.

Mr. Wajackoya had maintained he was a law-abiding man and he should therefore be set free once the interrogation is done.

“If I am arraigned, I don’t plan to have any physical lawyer to defend me but instead my lawyers will be the sun and the moon since before God I have done nothing wrong,” he said.

The prosecution had declared him mentally unstable asking the court to grant them permission to conduct a mental assessment on him.

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