This post is an improved version of an article which appeared in the Daily Nation today.
Esther Arunga, one of Kenya’s hottest television presenters is reported to have been estranged from her family and friends and is now living in a church in Runda.
The youthful presenter’s friends and a relative on Tuesday said they were afraid she could have gotten herself too deep into a church whose activities they say are suspicious.
The church - oddly called Finger of God - is said to be run by Joseph Hellon, a man described in entertainment circles as a multi-talented jazz maestro and music teacher.
The week-long separation from her friends and relatives has left them worried amid reports that she may have quit her job.
Wedding put on hold
Esther's wedding has also been put on hold.
Efforts to contact Joseph Hellon on Tuesday were unsuccessful as he was said to be unavailable at his Runda residence while calls to his mobile phone and the church’s landline went unanswered.
The Nation however managed to reach Esther Arunga on her mobile phone but she said she was fine.
According to some former members of the church, about eight more women live in the compound leased to the musician.
They claimed that in the last one year, the membership has grown from 25 to 500, making it necessary for the church to move to a more spacious premises in the last one week.