Esther Arunga speaks out

February 18, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 – Former TV news anchor Esther Arunga and Finger of God leader Joseph Hellon finally spoke out on Thursday over recent media reports and urged the public to leave them alone.

Ms Arunga, who quit her TV job recently to join Mr Hellon\’s controversial church held a press conference in the company of the preacher’s wife and told journalists that she was not influenced by anyone to join the faith.

“I am an adult, I can stay wherever I want, and I choose to stay where I stay. I am almost 30 and living with my parents didn’t work for me that well,” Ms Arunga said and vowed to take legal action against media houses and reporters who alluded she moved away from her parents out of influence.

She spoke alongside Mr Hellon and his wife who said they have welcomed Ms Arunga to their home because she is their church member.

“There is nothing wrong with me staying with my church, there is nothing wrong absolutely,” Mr Hellon said and revealed he had known the former TV queen for long.

Though she said it was not public information who she was dating, Ms Arunga admitted she moved to stay with Hellon after breaking out of a relationship with her former fiancée.

“It is not anyone’s business where I stay and who I stay with, it is my life and I am an adult,” a visibly angry Ms Arunga said.

Saxophonist Hellon on his part said Ms Arunga had been a member of his congregation for quite a while now and that she was even one of the leaders.

“Esther is a leader in our church, but before that she was my friend we met at ICC when I went to play my Saxophone during the launch of the church and she was an MC and she liked the doctrines that I preach,” he said.



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