Pastor Geoffrey Maingi of Redeemed Gospel Church (New Life Temple) here in Nairobi collapsed and died yesterday in the house of a Buruburu woman in what speculators believe is a case of ‘excessive sexual arousal’ or something close to that, Holy Mary!
The man of cloth’s body was found in the woman’s bedroom. Lifeless and cold, the spirit had apparently left him for a return journey to heaven before police arrived. This comes days after another pastor who hails from the same region was found grazing in another man’s pasture field.
Maingi, 70, had driven into the compound of the female worshipper for what the woman termed as a “prayer session” when he died.
“He has been coming for prayers in my house and apart from him being my pastor, he is my friend and that is why he comes for prayer sessions,” the woman said at the scene.
The woman had separated with her husband last year over domestic differences. She was questioned and released as investigations into the death continue. Buruburu OCPD Charles Kerich said they were yet to know the cause of the death.
“We will know what caused the death after carrying out a post-mortem exercise on the body. We cannot speculate for now,” he said.
He added that they carried several samples of evidence from the house that they will test as part of efforts to establish the cause of his death.
The death attracted a huge crowd outside the house amid claims he may have died out of a heart attack caused by sexual enhancement tablets. Other followers from the church arrived at the scene and drove off Maingi’s car to avoid being filmed by journalists.