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Over 40 Cult Members Arrested for Defying Suspension of Congregational Prayers

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Harriet Aulo, the wife to Omolo, said they conduct routine prayers in the homes of their members, adding that it was their turn to do so this weekend. “Jesus never went to school and he has never fallen sick. That is why we don't take our children to school or hospital for immunisation. We also don’t take part in earthly programs because our lord does everything for us”, she said.
Self- styled christians in Kaberamaido.
Kaberamaido police are holding members of a Christian cult accused of defying presidential guidelines on COVID-19 preventive measures. The suspects comprising children, women and men were rounded up by police while attending prayers in the home of Peter Omolo in Biyale Village in Ochero Sub County.

On interrogation, none of the members had any identification such as a National identity card or mobile phone claiming that such things are devilish. Detectives also noted that none of the parents in the group had enrolled any of their children in school or taken them for immunisation.  

 

The group members who don’t use any formal name claim to be the true followers of Jesus Christ. Harriet Aulo, the wife to Omolo, said they conduct routine prayers in the homes of their members, adding that it was their turn to do so this weekend. 

“Jesus never went to school and he has never fallen sick. That is why we don't take our children to school or hospital for immunisation. We also don’t take part in earthly programs because our lord does everything for us”, she said. 

URN has learnt that Aulo and her husband have sold almost all their ancestral land and waiting to ascend to heaven. She revealed in an interview that the money will be sent to Jesus because they are going back to Him. Godfrey Abigaba, the Kaberamaido District Police Commander, says the suspects will be produced in court on Tuesday on charges of disobeying president directives on COVID19.

Kaberamaido Resident District Commissioner, Edward George Onya Akonopeesa, says the group will be handled for disobeying presidential directives banning public gatherings as a preventive measure against COVID19 and other programs. He notes that thorough investigations will be conducted to find out the origin of the group’s faith.

In 2018, members of ‘Direct to Heaven”, another Christian cult were arrested in Aluwa Sub County in Kaberamaido District for allegedly convincing their followers to sell all their belongings to go to heaven. The group under the leadership of Amos Oyaba also stopped their followers from taking part in any government program including immunisation.  

They also stopped people living with HIV from taking their medication, something that deteriorated their health. Although Oyaba was convicted and sentenced to one-year imprisonment, he managed to escape. He was later rearrested in Kalaki last year together with another group of young followers.