Sunday, 21 February 2010
ESTHER ARUNGA ARRESTED FOR BELONGING TO ILLEGAL GROUP
Former TV queen Esther Arunga was on Sunday arrested alongside the church’s head pastor Joseph Hellon, Quincy Timberlake and eight other followers in a night raid at the Finger Of God home in Nairobi’s Runda estate.
They were questioned at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters after spending the night at separate police stations.
Esther was held at the Muthaiga station with four others including two secondary school students. The others were held at the Gigiri police station.
They were arrested on allegations of belonging to an illegal group, but their lawyer Harun Ndubi said the church is registered. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said detectives were investigating “serious allegations.”
Esther’s parents turned up at the Muthaiga station but declined to speak to journalists.