On Monday Pastor Ezekiel Odero, founder of New Life Church and Prayer Centre, went viral after his clip on women who are called Diana surfaced online.
In the video, while addressing his congregants, Pastor Ezekiel said that Dianas don’t last in marriages. According to him, women with the name control their husbands like robots.
“Ushawai kuona Diana yeyote kwa ndoa? Hakuna hata mmoja.Ukioa Diana ushi na yeye, yeye ndiye anakucontrol kama robot. Utaishi na Diana, she becomes the husband. Lakini wewe ndio uwe mume, Diana anaenda, hapo nimeongea ukweli,” he said.
He further asked parents to refrain from calling their children the name, saying that they are cheaters.
“Usimpe mtoto wako jina Diana. Sababu akiolewa, utashare na watu. Diana anapendwa bila sababu hata kama hajui. Because the name carried the spirit,” Pastor Ezekiel said.
Celebrity couple and Musicians Bahati and Diana Marua have since reacted to the video, calling out Pastor Ezekiel.
Bahati wondered whether the controversial preacher was a true or false prophet. He also called upon the preacher to stop misleading his faithfuls. He also noted that he would be marking 7 years of marriage with Diana Marua this coming October.
“Is this a TRUE or FALSE Prophet??? 🙆 Somebody tell this Pastor to Stop Misleading the Church. @Diana_Marua and I are Celebrating 7 Golden Years of Marriage This Coming OCTOBER, 20TH. DIANAS ARE THE BEST!!!” he wrote on Instagram.
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Diana supported her husband urging female netizens against marrying men named Ezekiel. According to her, Ezekiels are notorious liars.
“Don’t be Married to Ezekiel’s!!! They will look at you straight in your eyes and LIE! Is this the same Ezekiel that was part of SHAKAHOLA MASSACRE????” Diana said.
The couple are however planning to hold a white waiting.