Police in Naivasha are holding a popular cleric from one of the evangelical churches who assaulted a 15-year-old boy leaving him for the death.
The pastor whose church is located in Nyondia area is accused of beating the young boy after he suspected him of stealing his phone’s memory card during a Sunday service.
According to a local leader Kamau Kimathi, the minor who is a member of the church’s junior choir was going about his normal routines when the cleric accosted him.
He said the pastor claimed the boy had stolen his memory card and ordered to produce it but when he failed to do so he descended on him with blows and kicks.
Kimathi said the renowned cleric would not stop there as he took the boy to a nearby hill, tied him under a tree where he continued his assault on him.
“He put a pair of stockings in his mouth to prevent him from shouting and gave him a through beating before fleeing the area,” he says.
The minor was found a day later while unconscious by well wishers who took him to the Naivasha County Referral Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.