Sat. Mar 23rd, 2019

Man in court for “predicting” President’s death

A shoe shiner on Monday stunned a court after he said that President Uhuru Kenyatta will die in eight days.

Wilson Mwangi Macharia who looked composed stood in the dock told magistrate Z Abdul that he is sure of the President’s death as he was told by the ‘holy spirit’.

“I am not on medication the holy spirit spoke to me,” said Macharia.

The prosecution was forced to ask the court to allow them to conduct further medical tests on Macharia.

According to court records, Macharia was arrested last month after he was seen with a placard bearing inscriptions: “Uhuru will die if he fails to call god through us before March 19, 2019.”

He was taken to parliament police station and later to Central police.

The man who has been suffering epilepsy since childhood is a father of five.

He stopped taking his medication in 1986 and continues to get seizures every so often.

His brother John Kinyanjui confirmed that Macharia has refused to seek medical attention.

Kinyanjui said his brother started the weird behaviours in 2000 when he started claiming that he is a prophet.

He had a stash of letters he had allegedly written to god during this time which the family stumbled upon. Unable to bear with him, his wife left him in 2010.

Recently in 2018, he travelled to Ugunja island to allegedly expel Ugandan soldiers.

The magistrate directed that a comprehensive mental assessment be done on Macharia and report on same be tabled before her on March 18.