There have been news making rounds that the 'Kenyan Jesus' who was invited by a pastor to preach in the country has been deported.
This is false.
Identified as "Michael Job", the "modern-day Jesus" is an American preacher and actor. He is in Kenya attending an interdenominational Christian event as a guest speaker.
He has now reacted to the news of his deportation. Taking to his Facebook page, he wrote;
Hey guys! Just to let you know there has been many false "fake news" reports here in Kenya about me. I just did 9 days of crusades in Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, and Kiserian Kenya where many people were saved and healed. 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. "
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. 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!
"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." (Mark 16:15)
On Monday, he shared photos of his visit to Kenya with the caption: "I truly praise God for these awesome men and women of God of whom have served Jesus with all their heart. God has used them powerfully and they have been such a huge blessing in my life this past week. Thank you so much for blessing my life!"
He resides in Orlando, Florida. According to the BBC, he has been playing Jesus at The Holy Land Experience theme park, which describes itself as "a living, biblical museum."