The Registrar of Societies has canceled the registration of Newlife Prayer Centre and Church linked to Pastor Ezekiel Odero in a move to crackdown on religious institutions.
Other churches deregistered include Helicopter of Christ Church, Theophilus Church, Kings Outreach Church and Goodnews International Ministries.
In May this year, Pastor Ezekiel had moved to court to stop the registrar from canceling the registration of his church.
In an application his lawyers, Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta, Odero expressed concerns that the Registrar of Societies had threatened to cancel the registration of his church, a move that they said was meant to deny him and his congregation the freedom of religion.
Odero’s New Life Prayer Centre has not filed returns since its registration in 2012 which is one of the requirements by the Societies Act of 1968.