Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua Says -Why This Hatred for Me in Kenya

Famed Nigerian prophet TB Joshua has denied claims that controversial Nairobi lawyer Paul Magu visited his church more than 20 times.

The allegations that Magu attended services at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos followed indications of travels in his recovered passport.

“These reports are both untrue and ridiculous. It must take a religious spirit to believe and say this,” Joshua said in a statement on Thursday.

Joshua said he believes the rumours were started by “religious people”, underlining that they will not deter him from visiting Kenya at “at God’s appointed time”.

The prophet has never been to the country.

He said this is not the first time rumours about him are being spread in Kenya.

“Several rumours were spread online previously that I had prophesied al Shabaab terrorists would kidnap and kill Kenya’s President. Why this hatred for me in Kenya? This is a religious spirit,” he said.

Joshua said Magu may have been one of the thousands of people from around the world who “came with depression and a spirit of suicide for deliverance”.

“If he was delivered here, perhaps he lost his deliverance. He may have gone back to his past life,” Joshua continued.

Joshua warned Christians against blasphemy, saying “one may claim to be a Christian yet be religious”.

“People with a religious spirit have no independent mind – they take everything they hear, see and read without finding out the truth,” he said.

Magu quit practising law four years ago and allegedly joined a cult before his family members went missing last week and were all found dead.

Police suspect that he killed his wife and dumped her body at Paradise Lost in Kiambu after they found blood stains, signs of a struggle and a suicide note at their home.

“I cannot live in ridicule and embarrassment as a result of poverty, Let it be,” Magu wrote in the letter that was found alongside literature and audiovisual content retrieved from a Nigerian pastor.

The bodies of his children, who also died under mysterious circumstances, were found at Tatu City farm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A pastor, Ann Wanyoro, was on Tuesday held for questioning over the tragedy by the police.