Prophet David Owour: From praying for presidents to presidential-size convoys

The faithful from Repentance and Holiness Ministry, Kings Outreach Church, Nakuru, touch Prophet David Owuor's feet during a mega crusade in Nakuru on December 30,2018. [Harun Wathari, Standard]

Prophet David Owuor is back in the news after a video of him in a spanking dark royal blue Range Rover being escorted by nine police cars and two outriders took the web by storm.

The place? His Nakuru headquarters.

The convoy also features a civilian Toyota Mark II with strobe lights which have been banned on civilian vehicles. One would have thought it was the presidential motorcade.

 Such was the size and the grandeur of his train that the Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet is demanding answers on who authorized the use of the police cars.

So, who is Prophet Owuor?

No lesser personages than President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and Raila Odinga have knelt before him for prayers.

Prophet Dr David Owuor, who styles himself as the Mightiest Prophet of the Lord, is arguably Kenya’s most charismatic preacher.

In Eldoret and Nakuru streets have been washed and swept squeaky clean ahead of his healing crusades.

Two years ago, Kimathi Street, Nairobi came to a standstill when he happened to be shopping for clothes.  

In 2017, Cheparten Village in Pokot South Sub County was the talk in the country after claims that a woman identified as Mama Rosa had risen from the dead after the preacher performed a miracle.

To his credit, the prophet is not one of those preachers who wake up and decide to Dr X and Dr X they are.

According to, he graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 after a stint at Makerere University.

In 1992, he proceeded to Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev for his masters, later earning a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Haifa in Israel.

Prophet Owour was born to Hezekiah and Margaret Ochieng Owour in 1966 at Goma, Nyanza Province.

In a 2009 interview with The Standard, the prophet remarkable history came to the fore including his visions, early life and his scientific background.