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Nothing ‘unusual’ at Finger of God house

Monday May 31 2010

A caretaker guards the mansion in Runda where the Finger of God Ministries leaders Joseph Hellon and Quincy Timberlake used to live. Hellon has allegedly been evicted from the house due to unpaid rent. And on Monday a Police  officer disclosed that they did not recover anything unusual in the house where 13 people suspected to be members of an alleged unlawful organisation lived. PHOTO/ TOM MARUKO

A caretaker guards the mansion in Runda where the Finger of God Ministries leaders Joseph Hellon and Quincy Timberlake used to live. Hellon has allegedly been evicted from the house due to unpaid rent. And on Monday a Police officer disclosed that they did not recover anything unusual in the house where 13 people suspected to be members of an alleged unlawful organisation lived. PHOTO/ TOM MARUKO 

By NATION Correspondent

Police did not recover anything unusual in a house where 13 people suspected to be members of an alleged unlawful organisation, a court heard on Monday.

Mr Samuel Chumo said he and other officers who raided the upmarket Runda Estate house only took away some documents.

He said besides household goods, nothing else was found at the premises where members of the Finger of God, which the State says is unlawful, were living.

Raided house

Mr Chumo was testifying in a case against former TV anchor Esther Arunga, founder of Finger of God Joseph Hellon Nimrod Onyango (above), his wife Wakikuyu Hellon, Ms Arunga’s husband Quincy Zuma Timberlake and others.

Police had been informed that there were some suspicious activities being conducted at the church.

They raided the house in the wee hours of March 29, 2010 and arrested nine adults whom they charged in court, the witness said. Four minors were left in the house.

Those in the dock are Mr Onyango, his wife Wakikuyu, Mr Samuel Onyango Nahashon, Mr Frederick Onyango, Mr Vincent Onyango, Ms Grace Njiriri and Ms Veronica Agape, who have all denied being members of the unlawful organisation.

They are out on cash bail of Sh20,000 each.

The case was adjourned to July 28 for further hearing.

Meanwhile, Ms Arunga has withdrawn a case she had filed against her parents.

She had sued Dr Robert Arunga and Mrs Petoline Arunga alleging they had interfered with her rights and freedom.

She sought orders from the court to stop her parents from having any physical control over her.

Lawyer Harun Ndubi, who appeared for Ms Arunga in the case, urged Lady Justice Jean Gacheche to discontinue the case.