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Confusion after bishop elopes with pastor’s fiancée in Nakuru County

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Updated Saturday, September 7th 2013 at 00:00 GMT +3

Elders of an evangelical church in Nakuru County are in a dilemma after their bishop left his pregnant wife and eloped with another woman.

The second woman happens to be a fiancée of a junior pastor in the church. Speculations are already swirling about the bishop’s next move — to marry the woman as a second wife.

Our snitch said the junior pastor is depressed and the elders are contemplating withdrawing their membership from the church if the bishop does not return to his matrimonial home and denounce the woman.

“It is shocking, as elders we do not want this matter to go public but if he continues with his wayward ways then we have to make the matter known to the public,” said one of the church elders who did not want to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue.

He said the elders and other pastors affiliated to the church have been holding meetings with the bishop and the woman but he maintains that he is in love with the two women and that his colleague’s betrothed had agreed to his marriage proposal. “It is tricky because the pastor’s fiancée has made it clear to the elders that she wants to be married to the bishop and that her relationship to the pastor has ended,” said the snitch.

The junior pastor was planning to marry the woman — who is also a member of the church — and they have been seeking guidance from the bishop. But things went haywire when the young preacher and the woman went to the bishop for prayers after the woman started experiencing strange dreams.

“The two sought the bishop’s intervention in prayers after the woman started dreaming of men sleeping with her. It was then that the bishop advised the woman to return to his office alone for prayers and the woman started rejecting her man,” said the snitch.

The bishop told the young man that the woman was possessed by demons, which he was ready to cast out   only in privacy.

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