In a startling development at New Life Church in Mombasa, a woman from the Burma Market area of Nairobi made waves as she handed over a staggering sum of Ksh6 million (equivalent to Ghc 449,855.40) to Pastor Ezekiel Odero during a live service on February 3, 2024.
The businesswoman, visibly distressed, sought the pastor’s intervention to bless and pray over the cash, capturing attention with her actions that have now become widely circulated in a video.
Her apprehension stemmed from her son, identified as RO, who purportedly stashed the money in dollar denominations within his vehicle. What added to her concern was her son’s alleged collusion with officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), whom he regarded as acquaintances.
During a visit to her residence along Jogoo Road, these officers discovered a total of Ksh10 million in cash, which they subsequently converted into Kenyan currency at a nearby bank, purportedly taking a share of Ksh4 million in the process. Following this, they returned the remaining Ksh6 million to the woman’s son.
In a baffling turn of events, the detectives instructed the woman, known as Mama Mboga, to accompany them, before handing her six piles of cash totaling Ksh6 million. They then dropped her off at Burma Market, leaving with her son thereafter.
Expressing her confusion and distress, the woman questioned the legitimacy of the funds, especially since her son is employed as a taxi driver. She admitted her dilemma, unable to determine whether the money was a reward or the proceeds of illicit activity.
Seeking solace and divine intervention, she turned to Pastor Ezekiel Odero, imploring him to pray over and “sanitise” the money, highlighting the complexity and ambiguity surrounding its origins.