Pastor Ezekiel Odero from New Life Christian Church has made another controversial statement, this time regarding women named Diana.
The preacher advised men to refrain from marrying women with the name Diana, as he believes they may not let their husbands take the lead.
“Ushawai kuona Diana yeyote kwa ndoa? Hakuna hata mmoja.Ukioa Diana ushi na yeye, yeye ndiye anakucontrol kama robot. Utaishi na Diana, she becomes the husband. Lakini wewe ndio uwe mume, Diana anaenda, hapo nimeongea ukweli.”
(Have you ever seen any Diana at a wedding? Not a single one. If you marry Diana, you live under her control like a robot. When you marry Diana, she becomes the one in charge. But you’re supposed to be the husband, and when Diana leaves, that’s when I’m telling the truth.)
He went on to caution parents from naming their daughters Diana.
“Usimpe mtoto wako jina Diana. Sababu akiolewa, utashare na watu. Diana napendwa bila sababu hata kama hajui. Because the name carried the spirit.”
(Don’t give your child the name Diana. Because when she gets married, you’ll have to share her with others. Diana is loved unconditionally, even if she doesn’t know why. It’s because the name carries a special spirit.)
Just recently, the preacher went after Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz alleging that ‘hana roho ya kuoa’ and that he always impregnates women and leaves them before marrying them.
“Kuna mwimbaji wa bongo,” he started.
He added that Diamond impregnates women and leaves them without marrying them “Anachukua msichana, anampa mimba, anaacha. Na akipenda msichana, huyo msichana ppia hashtuki. Akapenda mwingine hapa Kenya pia yeye akapachikwa mimba, akaachwa. Lakini roho ya kuoa hauna.”