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Prophet David Owuor imposter faints in court

By BOAZ KIPNGENOH | Published Mon, December 29th 2014 at 14:23, Updated December 29th 2014 at 14:28 GMT +3

Kenya: A 19 year-old teenager who allegedly impersonated Prophet David Owuor of the ministry of Repentance and Holiness on Monday fainted while being charged at a Nakuru Court.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joel Ngeno, Kennedy Ochieng'a fainted soon after the court clerk began reading the details of the charges shocking other accused persons on the dock.

Ochieng'a, who was dressed in a black chamber, fell on other accused persons' at the dock, shortly halting the proceedings of the court.

Ngeno was also forced to defer Ochieng'a's prosecution until Friday January 2, 2015 when the case will be mentioned after prosecutor Sirorei Rop made an application to defer the plea.

Ochieng'a was arrested last Friday in Kisumu and transferred to Nakuru where the Prophet had reported the case.

The accused has reportedly been running a fake Facebook page using Prophet Owuor's name and pictures to lure both unsuspecting local and international church followers on social media to solicit funds.

Police arrested him after he allegedly requested for some 7,000 Euros equivalent to KSh700, 000 from an Argentinian 'follower' to support the upcoming end-year meeting in Nakuru.

Ochieng'a's alleged crime of impersonation was realized after the Argentinian follower called the church requesting to double the money for the event.