By Joan Murungi
Prophet Elvis Mbonye of Zoe Ministries has for the second day running reported to the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate (CIID) for interrogation.
On Tuesday, he was interrogated for over three hours, on allegations of misinforming the public on Mass immunization exercise of Polio, measles and Rubella.
Mbonye, resplendently dressed in a suit and flanked by his lawyers and Joseph Kabuleta of Watchman ministries, looked upbeat as he went for further interrogation. He arrived in his plush Range Rover, Reg: Elvis 2.
The Police had earlier issued criminal summons against Prophet Elvis Mbonye of the Zoe Fellowship Ministries (ZFM) over decampaigning the national immunisation drive.
When contacted, the CID spokesperson, Charles Mansio Twine, said: “Mbonye faces cases of sabotaging government programmes and other offences, as provided for in the 2017 Immunisation Act.”
Section 23 of the Act makes it an offence for any person to publish misleading information about vaccines.
“A person shall not make, cause to be made or publish any misleading statement or information regarding the use or effect of any vaccines.”
If found guilty, Mbonye will be charged under article 23 he will pay a fine not exceeding forty-eight currency points (about sh960,000) or imprisonment not exceeding two years or both.