A heated dispute between the founder of Jesus Compassion Ministries (JCM), Pastor Benson Kiengei, and former Gatundu North Member of Parliament, Wanjiku Kibe, sparked a buzz on social media over the weekend.

The conflict began when Pastor Kiengei claimed that Ms. Kibe had fired him from a radio station where he worked as a manager (he later returned and continues to serve).

Mr. Kiengei blamed the politician for “continuing to belittle him even after God blessed him, after opening his church and gaining a large following.

“Ms. Wanjiku Kibe, I choose to respect you, despite what you did to me in 2012 when I joined Kameme radio station. At that time, you were the station manager. However, your actions affecting JCM church because your political rivals often visit us have made me direct my grievances towards you,” said Mr. Kiengei, who is also a comedian, in a message posted on social media.

In a previous post, Ms. Kibe shared a video where the comedian claimed that he had helped the current MP for Gatundu North, Elijah Kururia, to emerge victorious.

“So [Kiengei] helped us get a Member of Parliament in 2022. I didn’t know,” said Ms. Kibe in a mocking tone.

Mr. Kiengei, on his part, alleged that the politician contributed to his dismissal on grounds of “being untidy and not knowing broadcasting work.”

“You contributed to and instigated my dismissal. Come here and tell me if I’m lying,” he said.

However, Ms. Kibe urged the comedian to tell the truth, stating that she had tried to defend him since she “recognized his talent for comedy in competitions held by the station.”

“It’s time to speak the truth. How could I contribute to the dismissal of someone whom I personally recognized to have a talent for comedy? I urge you to tell your fans the truth,” said Ms. Kibe.

Due to the exchanges between these two influential figures on social media, their fans also divided, directing harsh words at each other.