The Revelation Church in Rwanda has suspended one of its pastors in Gatsibo district following allegations that he defiled and impregnated a teenage orphan.
Pastor Kayumba Fiston was until recently heading Revelation Church branch at Nyamatete cell,Rwimbogo sector in Gatsibo district.
The suspected pastor is currently on the run.
According to Rukundo Athanase the Nyamatete Cell Executive secretary, the actions of the suspect have just been revealed two months after the defiled girl gave birth.
“We learned of her pregnancy but when community health workers asked her who was responsible, she told them that it was a herdsman she didn’t know much about,”Rukundo told KigaliToday, that after birth she revealed that the pastor was actually the father of her baby.
Pastor Ruzindana Godfrey the spokesperson for Revelation Church in Rwanda confirmed the incidence adding that after learning of accusations against Pastor Kayumba, the Church suspended him to allow investigations be conducted.
“He is not allowed to preside over any church. We have appointed another pastor to replace him in the meantime. But when he is found not guilty, he will resume duties as pastor at the same church,” Pastor Ruzindana said.