Jackson ole Sapit warns against false doctrines, homosexuality

Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit of ACK. [David Njaaga, Standard]

The Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has asked Christians to be wary of men of the cloth who propagate false doctrines.

Speaking at the burial of Mumias Bishop Beneah Salala in Matungu, Kakamega, on Friday, Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit regretted that the lack of knowledge was affecting hapless churchgoers.

"Look at how some people have managed to use the Bible to dupe the masses into fasting with fatal consequences. Fasting is biblical but someone telling you to fast until you die can't resonate with any sound religious doctrine," he said.

"I have as well learnt of a man called Yesu wa Tongaren who hails from Bungoma County. Ignore that man as he is an impersonator and misleads his followers. It's good to have some sanity in church."

Eliud Wekesa, also known as Yesu wa Tongaren, was recently set free after the prosecution said they have no evidence against him.

Bungoma Principal Magistrate Tom Orlando ruled that the leader of the New Jerusalem Church had no case to answer after the prosecution failed to adduce any evidence. “The suspect has not been found with any offence following investigations that were done by police and therefore is set him free.”

Sapit spoke after Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula claimed the county lost at least nine people to the Kilifi-based Shakahola sect of Paul Makenzi.

The deputy governor asked the locals to vet churches before joining them.

The Anglican head, at the same time, condemned the growing trend of LGBTQ, terming it foreign and unbiblical.

"Going against the male and female union as demanded in the Bible is waywardness," he said.