The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has vowed to take action against officers, who assigned over eight police vans to self-proclaimed prophet David Owuor during his triumphant entry into Nakuru County last Friday.
Prophet Owuor’s pompous arrival in Nakuru town was captured on video, which shows eight fully-occupied police vans with sirens and two motorcycle outriders accompanying the man of God.
A convoy of more than 40 mid and high-end cars also formed part of Prophet Owuor’s procession.
And now, IG Boinnet says the magisterial display of police protection during Prophet Owuor’s arrival in Nakuru was “inappropriate” and smells of “misuse of public resources”.
In a statement to news editors seen by EDAILY on Saturday, December 29, Mr Boinnet said: “The law allows one to hire police for private functions; however, not to the scale depicted in the [Prophet Owuor] video. [I am assuring you that] action [is] being taken. Misuse of public resources is not permitted [in law].”
Prophet Owuor’s followers, who were waiting for his arrival, had lined up on the sides Kenyatta Avenue for hours.
The followers were undisturbed by the heavy afternoon rains, which pounded the county. Instead of sheltering, they chose to sing and dance in excitement outside a Nakuru hotel, where Prophet Owuor booked his entourage in for the next three days.
Traffic flow within Nakuru Town was affected for hours as some of the streets were closed to give way for his entry.
On arrival, Prophet Owuor addressed the elated gathering, recounting to them his past events and the ‘miracles’ he had performed.
The meeting, which will be held at the Menengai Grounds on December 29, 30 and 31, has been dubbed the “Mega Revival Meeting”.
According to the organisers, the event will see the preacher “offer healing services” and “curse illnesses”.