By Watchdog reporter
A pastor is nursing serious injuries after he was beaten by an irate mob on suspicion of committing adultery with another man’s wife.
The Kenyan preacher from Embu, Sammy Ndwiga, was flushed out of the house of a Kenya Power employee at around 3amby the mob and beaten up before Administration Police officers rescued him and the woman.
The Faith of Miracles pastor said he was at the house for overnight prayers with the woman and did not have ulterior motives.
When pressed by the irate mob on why he only visited when the man of the house was away, the pastor said he had previously asked the woman’s husband for permission but he never welcomed him.
“I came for prayers and nothing else. I usually hold special nightlong prayers with my faithful on Wednesday. I will no longer conduct prayers in people’s homes,” he pleaded.
The husband of the woman said he had been tipped off by neighbours about the preacher’s nocturnal visits at his house and decided to lay a trap.
On the night of the incident, the husband locked the door from outside after the preacher had spent hours in the house and called for help from his friends. The preacher immediately started praying loudly and rebuking demons.
“I saw him enter the house at 9pm and called my friends before we stormed the house at 3am. I was called on Sunday after he was spotted, but by the time I arrived, he had left. This time round, my wife thought I was far away and was not bothered,” said the husband.
The wife said she had a special need that she wanted the preacher to address through prayers.
“I heard my husband knocking as we said the 3am prayers. The pastor had arrived at 10pm from Nairobi and we decided to pray for the safe journey he had,” said the mother of three.
But the husband claimed that his wife had been adulterous for long and he had twice reported her wayward ways to the police after she started sleeping with tenants.
“This is not the first time. I have reported two matters connected to her infidelity to the police. There was a doctor who used to stay here and sometimes people spotted her coming out of his house while skimpily dressed. When I discovered it, the medic moved. She moved on to a teacher,” said the man.
Residents said the woman had initially been employed as a house help before the man took her as his wife.