Kisumu has been the centre of attention these past few days thanks to Prophet Dr. David Owuor who is in the town for a revival crusade.
It has been one week of good business for hoteliers as most of them are said to be fully booked for the Repentance and Holiness Ministry faithful who have flocked the lakeside city.
Plans for the meeting have been ongoing for a long time and security has been beefed for the believers who have converged at Kibos Grounds for the miracle meeting.
1,200 cops secure Prophet Owuor prayer meeting in Kisumu https://t.co/kiBgmucOBV pic.twitter.com/o6FnkxAK09
— The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) December 29, 2015
In the usual tradition of the faithful, streets were washed clean before the ‘mighty man’ landed to minister to all who would be at the meeting.
Man has become bigger than God? People washing roads in Kisumu to welcome Prophet Owuor i dont have words to explain pic.twitter.com/CU4v5YUHuf
— Collins Okinyo (@bedjosessien) December 30, 2015
Twitter has been abuzz with these happenings and there have been mixed reactions and sentiments regarding the Dr. Owuor.
People are just looking for anything that they can use to pin down Prophet Owuor. Keep wasting ur time. Christ is Coming. Be prepared.
— Evans Nobert Juma (@EvansNobert) December 31, 2015
Which of you decided Prophet Owuor is a false prophet? ????
— Candy (@Canduh_) December 31, 2015
But has any hotel turned away any follower of Prophet Owuor’s? Following Owuor is a choice! https://t.co/NdWohpnznV
— Tom Bwana (@TomBwana) December 31, 2015
Others feel that the prophet’s larger than life persona is questionable:
This prophet Owuor will spend millions in Luxury and not share a dime with the poor! Religious guys have it all twisted.
— Edwin Kamau (@KamauEM) December 31, 2015
Y’all still believe Prophet Owuor is for real? He is the biggest scam after the Eurobond Cash
— Joe Zeif (@Mwangala_) December 31, 2015
Prophet Owuor ‘s new stunt is likely to elicit a debate concerning his sources of wealth as no one knows for sure where he gets all the CASH
— Sir Ramgee Davis (@Ramgeedavis) December 31, 2015
And then there were news like this:
Pastor sets himself on fire after missing spot in Prophet Owuor’s Kisumu convoy https://t.co/LMN5VwxJjw pic.twitter.com/QVAs7fggch
— The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) December 30, 2015
And well, who does that…? Then,
Don’t bring critically ill patients to end-year rally, Prophet Owuor’s organizers say Details w/ @MimmoKenya at 4pm pic.twitter.com/W9pKVKIxJ4
— Nation FM (@NationFMKe) December 24, 2015
Even County Governor John Ranguma was there which means this must have been good for business.
Assessing Kibos grounds ahead of Prophet Owuor’s visit. @KisumuCountyKE pic.twitter.com/N6hhopeDT5
— Jack Ranguma (@GovernorRanguma) December 30, 2015
And then, Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga was a subject of discussion following her hospitalization after she broke her leg. She was quoted by The Standard newspaper as saying that the hospital she went to in the UK respected her political stand after she requested to have her cast in her party’s colour-orange.
Ruth Odinga: London Hospital respected my political stand, allowed ODM colours https://t.co/EFiQYTECqX pic.twitter.com/yGvJcax9yb
— The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) December 29, 2015
#2015WillBeRememberedFor this woman Ruth Odinga. A broken leg can’t be fixed in Kenya? And an ODM ‘orange’ plaster? pic.twitter.com/774ygIx50o
— Ahmed Mohamed™ (@asmali77) December 30, 2015
Just look at that! Ruth Odinga could not get treatment for a broken leg in Kenya! How about us with cancer, stroke.. pic.twitter.com/GyXQbdGfLt
— Mr. B (@Benogola) December 29, 2015
Well, it is the last day of 2015 and who knows what the New Year will bring?