Pastor closes down church after winning 100 million (equivalent to Ksh 3,480,000) through sports betting.
A Ugandan pastor, David Ochieng has abandoned his ministerial work after hitting a huge sum of money through sports betting. According to neighbors, man of God held several outdoor crusades in the area, where he narrated how he had a divine encounter with the Almighty. He also performed healing miracles.
When he realized that he is now 100 million Ugandan shillings richer, he closed down the building and left members of his congregation stranded when they came for midweek service.
The clergyman was contacted and he confessed that the reason he chose to work in the vineyard of God was strictly to earn income to survive and not because he was called. Ochieng further described the winning as a blessing from God and a swift way to get him out of poverty he was in because he could not sustain himself with money from his poor congregation.