Pastor Ezekiel’s lawyer Danstan Omari defends Journalists chased away by his followers.
Pastor Ezekiel’s lawyer Danstan Omari defends Citizen Television Journalists that were chased away by pastor Ezekiel’s followers.
While Addressing the supporters outside New Life International Church in Mavueni, Kilifi County, The lawyer Omari directed the followers that blocking Citizen TV journalists from accessing the compound would create wrong perceptions and add fuel to the already lit fire.
He added that the media will be drawn from local and international media in the process.
He stated,”We have come here to prove that the reports being propagated are lies. You will allow me to enter this premises with both local and international media including BBC. Once we’re done, we will bring a report.”
“Don’t go with Citizen TV. We had barred them from entering the premises,” one of the followers interjected. Allow us to also go with Citizen TV. We don’t want anyone person from the media to be prevented as people may claim that we have something to hide,” he added.
In video that trended on social media, Pastor Odero’s supporters lashed out at Citizen TV journalists forcing them to go away with their media vehicle. They accused the media house of publishing false narratives regarding their pastor.
Pastor Ezekiel is accused of terrorism, kidnapping, and mass killing of followers who sought divine intervention.
According to court papers,”Police have collected several burial permits that were issued to several individuals whose names and telephone numbers have been disclosed in these records.”