Amidst the news of Kenya’s shock election annulment, a video showing Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua’s message to the East African nation has been released.
On Sunday, January 1, 2017, TB Joshua spoke about the elections in response to a question asked by a Kenyan congregant.
“This will be very, very close – and it will be difficult to call,” the cleric declared to his multinational audience in a sermon broadcast on the Christian channel, Emmanuel TV.
“It will be very close [between] the opposition and the ruling. It will be very, very difficult to call… What can you expect from there?”
Supporters of the cleric on social media are citing the landmark ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court as a “fulfillment” of Joshua’s words.
“The presidential election was not conducted in accordance with the constitution, rendering the declared results invalid, null and void,” Chief Justice David Maraga said, ordering that fresh elections be held within 60 days.
Although the incumbent President, Uhuru Kenyatta, disagreed with the ruling, he implored the Kenyan people to maintain peace.
“Your neighbour will still be your neighbour regardless of whatever has happened – regardless of their political affiliation, religion, color or tribe,” he said in an address to the nation.
In a post to his official Facebook page, Joshua noted that he would “continue to pray for the peace of God to reign in the nation of Kenya”.
The Nigerian cleric is well known in Kenya, recently stirring controversy when a video of Olympic distance runner Mercy Cherono receiving ‘deliverance’ at his church went viral.
Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist who writes about the Synagogue Church of All Nations.