Blow to pastor Ezekiel as court refuses to stop the closure of his church.

The High Court has refused to suspend the order of the Registrar of Societies that canceled the registration of Ezekiel Odero’s New Life Prayer Center church.

Judge Jairus Ngaah, however, confirmed the case as urgent and ordered the pastor to submit his documents to the registrar and the Attorney General who have been named as responsible for the case.

“In short, to the extent that the court could issue a cease and desist order, the request for that order is based on a non-existent basis. For that reason, the request for a restraining order is rejected,” the judge said.

The Registrar and the AG will have seven days to file and submit their responses to Odero’s application which will be mentioned on September 5, for instructions.

In his papers in court, Odero claimed that he was not given any chance to defend himself and the church before the Registrar of Societies began canceling the registration of New Life Prayer Center and the Church.

He asked for the decision to be annulled as it denies him the freedom of worship of his followers. This has since been rejected.

He insisted that he had no previous information about the Registrar’s decision to cancel the registration of the church and he was not given any opportunity to defend himself to avoid cancellation of the registration.

”It is becoming more and more disappointing due to the many attempts by government agencies to persecute me, to terminate my service and eventually not only to close the New Life Prayer Center and the Church but also all my other projects,” says Odero.

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