Jehovah Wanyonyi, the self-declared god and leader of Lost Israelites, died on July 18, 2015, a local chief has said.
Daniel Busienei, chief of Kipsomba location in Uasin Gishu County, said the family members had approached him for for a burial permit.
“The family came to me for a burial permit after they claimed that Jehovah Wanyonyi succumbed to illness on his way to Cherangany Nursing Home in Kitale town,” Busienei as quoted by The Standard.
The administrator said the 98-year-old Jehovah Wanyonyi died as he was being taken to the hospital.
He said he directed the family members to his Assistant Chief Paul Bett who issued the permit.
Bett confirmed to the local daily that he gave the burial permit to Wanyonyi’s relatives on July 19.
However, Wanyonyi’s family members and worshipers still maintain that their god is alive.
As Tuko.co.ke earlier reported, the faithful claim that Wanyonyi is being taken care of at an undisclosed hospital in Nairobi where his sons took him to.
His over 1,000 followers, through their spokesperson Eliab Masinde, refuted claims that he was secretly buried in Uganda.
Jehovah Wanyonyi’s home is in Chemororoch Village in Nangili near Mount Elgon, which he referred to as Mount Zion.