Two rival church groups were at daggers drawn yesterday, as they fought over the leadership of a house of worship located in the upmarket Kileleshwa suburbs, in the country’s capital. Lavington Methodist church was turned into a battlefield as the clergymen who are ironically called to shepherd the Lord’s flock and nourish the souls of men, went for each others’ throats.
Two Men Arrested In Lavington SDA Church With Pistols During An Ugly Battle Over Church Leadership. Two men were arrested in Lavington SDA church while in possession of glock semi automatic pistols which were loaded with a total of 29 rounds of ammunition and 9mm calibre. The two were part of rival groups in the SDA church who were involved in a very ugly fight over the church leadership and according to the Director of Criminal Investigation's (DCI), the two were in the company of an incoming Bishop Rev.
A dramatic scene was witnessed in church after two groups fought over power in Kileleshwa, Nairobi. [Photo Used For Illustration] Church service had to be suspended for the better part of the evening as the clergymen from Lavington Methodist Church decided to shift from fighting a spiritual fight to a physical one.
Lavington Methodist Church branch in upmarket estate of Kileleshwa on Friday, December 3, turned into a battleground after a pastor stormed into the church building together with two armed congregants. Preliminary report filed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Saturday, December 4, vividly showed that the man of God Bishop Rev Dr Joseph Kanyamu, forcefully made their way into the house of worship (church) with 50 other believers and started the fracas.
There was drama in Kileleshwa after two church groups fought over the leadership of the church, forcing police to step in and arrest some suspects. According to a DCI report, Lavington Methodist church was on Friday turned into a battlefield as the clergymen who are ironically called to shepherd the Lord’s flock and nourish the souls of men went for each others’ throats.