A Kenyan pastor is under probe for exploiting the public by
claiming he has the cure for coronavirus. Pastor Climate Irungu Wiseman is the founder
of Bishop Climate Ministries in Camberwell District in South London which is
part of Kingdom Church.
Charities regulator has now confirmed the claim that Bishop
Climate Ministries in Camberwell District is under probe over the sale of the
oil in a statement;
“We are looking into the serious concern about Kingdom Church GB’s alleged sale of false COVID-19 protection devices, as a matter of urgency.
We have opened a regulatory compliance case to assess the matter, and will be liaising as appropriate with other agencies.”
Pastor Climate Irungu Wiseman claimed he has the cure for
the COVID-19 which is made of oil and red string, and it can also protect
people from the virus and the deadly disease it causes. The so-called cure is
called “plague protection kits” and it is sold for a sum of £91 which is
approximately N40,950 in Nigerian currency.
On the church website, Pastor Climate Irungu Wiseman said;
“It is by faith that you can be saved from the Coronavirus pandemic by covering yourself with the Divine Plague Protection Oil and wearing the Scarlet Yarn on your body.
That is why I want to encourage you, if you haven’t done so already, to get your Divine Plague Protection Kit today!”
In capital letters colored in red, he added that;
“Use the plague protection oil for protection from coronavirus.”
Pastor Climate Irungu Wiseman shared experience on the 21st of March, 2020, he said the lord had asked him to prepare an oil by mixing the following “mixed with cedarwood, hyssop, and prayer” to fight and protect people from coronavirus.
He added that;
“As you use this oil, along with special scarlet yarn, every coronavirus and any other deadly thing will pass over you,”
According to Nairobinews, the pastor had claimed the product had “worked before” and so, therefore, it would work again without any medical evidence claim nor scientific procedure shown.
The church is now under investigation as Southwark council
confirmed it over the product being sold by the church.
“It is wrong for anyone to exploit people’s fears at this time of high anxiety and we encourage people to report any issues like this to London Trading Standards.
This particular issue is already under investigation by our teams. There are many scams relating to COVID-19 and the council will be working hard to support consumers to be on guard for bogus test kits, cures and treatments, and other financial scams.”
Councilor Victoria Mill said to Southwark news.
According to Southwark news, the post pointing to the £91 oil on the ministry website has been edited not to point to the coronavirus cure, but instead, to every plague.
The website disclaimer reads;
“This article and its opinion on this website is solely under Bishop Climate Ministries and Not the Kingdom Church.”
Mr. Wiseman has also disclosed the quantity of the oil the church sold to Kingdom church charity as he is a trustee and Kingdom church charity told the PA news that he sold 1,000 of the Divine Plague Protection Kit but he also claimed that the at that price, it was only to cover the cost of production.
To camp it, Mr. Wiseman said;
“What is so wrong about putting into practice what the Bible says.”