How far can we go in acquiring the things of this world which our various religions term vanity?
One would have thought that custodians of religion should know better than to ‘do all it takes’ to acquire earthly possessions, but it seems the reverse is the case.
A case in which a Kenyan-based Korean pastor is accused of forging Nairobi County documents is set to commence next week at the Kibera Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya.
The documents were allegedly forged in order to claim possession of a parcel of land which the pastor hoped to use for the church.
The pastor, Jonathan Inchoong Kang was sad to have acquired the said documents with help from a Kenyan employee who worked at the government office in Nairobi.
The Nairobi County employee Mr. Paul Misori, allegedly forged the documents from the Nairobi County government office in a bid to help his client encroach on a piece of land in Kileleshwa.
Pastor Jonathan Inchoong Kang is, however, denying the charges.
Interestingly, the dispute over the land is between the pastor and another Korean. It appears the two Korean citizens could not settle the matter amicably.
Pastor Kang has been entangled in a prolonged legal battle with his neighbor in Kileleshwa, Mr. Song Seung Ho, who is also a Korean.
In another twist of event, the land in question has a sewer line underneath and by law should not have a building on it.
The pastor allegedly forged a letter of approval from the government and claimed it was genuinely issued to him to erect a building on the sewer line.
Nairobi County government has denied issuing the approval to either Pastor Kang or his church.
The Director of Public Prosecutions directed that Pastor Jonathan Inchoong Kang together with Mr. Paul Misori be charged with forgery.
The case will be heard by Kibera Principal Magistrate Boaz Ombewa.
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