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The Legio Maria Sect leader Romanus Ong’ombe on Sunday night died bringing an end to a longstanding leadership wrangle at the indigenous sect.
Ong’ombe, passed on at the God Kweru center in Migori county, a hill the sect believe is Calvary and where their found Melkio Ondetto, the man believed to be Jesus Christ incarnate, was buried in 1992.
Faithful said the death of Ong’ombe during the Passover period Jesus is said to have resurrected is synonymous.
Following his death, several church faithful wearing traditional clothes lit candles and prayed in churches, homes and holy sites.
Ong’ombe, declared himself a Pope after death of Ondetto sparking off a long drawn court battle and bloody fight with his nemesis Raphael Adika, who established his headquarters in Kisumu city.
In a move that will set off more wrangles, Ong’ombe’s camp is already set out to have Lawrence Ochieng’, deceased’s long standing deputy take over immediately.
“We plan to bury our pope tommorow, his deputy will take over immediately,” Warambo said. Speaking over the phone on Monday, Adika said he was aware of the passing of Ong’ombe but said he was not aware of any plans.
“Right now I will not issue any comment or statement over the death,” Adika said.