Detectives investigating threats to burn Bishop

Bishop Thomas Wahome of Helicopter Ministry. [File, Standard]
Police in Othaya, Nyeri county have launched investigations to establish the source and distributors of leaflets threatening to burn a Bishop and his home.

Othaya Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officer Francis Ngachilla said the detectives have commenced an investigation to establish the author of the leaflets found at Kihuri village in Othaya.

The leaflets warned Bishop Thomas Wahome of Helicopter Ministry that his house and vehicle would be set on fire if he fails to withdraw a case in court.

The DCIO said the pastor reported the threats under OB number O.B 40/3/6/2019 at Othaya police station on June 3, 2019, at 7.40p.m.

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“He came to our office with a copy of the leaflets and reported the threats. Our officers went to the ground but found none. We are investigating the matter to know the source of the letter," the DCIO told The Standard.

The anonymous authors of the documents, distributed on June 1, warned the televangelist that his children would not be educated in any school around the village.

Wahome was also warned that his mother would be blocked from benefiting from the government’s cash transfer program.

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“No shop will be allowed to sell you any goods. You will forget Kihuri or we mobilise people to take serious action. You must obey and follow our instruction without option,” the leaflet reads.

The document further indicated that Wahome would be blocked from getting services at the sub-chief's office.

Wahome said he was taking the threat seriously and had decided to report the matter to enable police to get to the bottom of the matter and those behind the distribution of the leaflets.

"This is the first time am receiving such a threat and I do not know who would like to harm my family. I have no grudge with anyone apart for a criminal matter that is pending in court,” the bishop explained.

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