Nigerian pastor and woman in court for preaching without permit

Wednesday November 13 2019

Nigerian Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ezeking (left) and Alice Kawira in Isiolo Court on November 13, 2019. They were charged with preaching without a licence. PHOTO | WAWERE WAIRIMU | NATION MEDIA GROUP


A Nigerian national and a Kenyan woman have been charged with engaging in evangelism without a permit.

Mr Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ezeking, 39, and Alice Kawira, 35, are said to have on diverse dates between January and September this year preached without a permit in Embu and Meru counties.

Ms Kawira was charged with harbouring the foreigner at her place while knowing that he was illegally engaging in evangelism.

Appearing before Isiolo Principal Magistrate Evanson Ngigi on Wednesday, the duo was also charged with obstructing police officers from arresting them in Meru County.

The suspects, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, were each released on a Sh100, 000 bond. The case will be heard on January 30, 2020.