Kenyans were up in arms after news articles, pictures, and video of a man apparently pretending to be the second coming of Jesus parading through the streets of Kenya began to go viral.
Michael Job, the “Jesus” has since come out and cleared the air. He said he never claimed that he was the biblical Jesus.
“Hey guys! Just to let you know there has been many false ‘fake news’ reports here in Kenya about me. I just did nine days of crusades in Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, and Kiserian Kenya where many people were saved and healed,” he wrote on Facebook.
“I dressed up as Jesus during these crusades my awesome friends and I performed many plays focusing on the life of Christ. Some people, known as ‘internet trolls’, have made false reports about me claiming to be Jesus, Jesus’ second coming starting in Kenya, me being found and worshipped in churches, and me being deported with pastors from the country, all of which are ‘fake news’.”
He added: “I have gotten many messages and just wanted to let you know I am still here in Kenya, preaching in schools, hundreds of children are making decisions for Jesus every day,” he wrote.
“This morning many students surrendered their lives to Jesus, and we are going to the next school right now.
“Thank you for praying for us, also please do not pay any attention to the ‘fake news’ or any attention to the media publications of which posted these things. May the Lord abundantly bless you!”
Facts about Michael Job aka ‘fake Jesus’
He is an American citizen
He is an actor, evangelist and president of the Jesus Loves You Evangelistic Ministries
He was first spotted in Kenya walking and dancing in the streets of Kiserian dressed as the messiah, leading to the proliferation of the fake Jesus rumour
He was invited to Kenya to preach at the Kiserian Mega Interdenominational church during a three-day crusade rather ominously titled “Souls harvest campaign“