Controversial preacher James Maina Ng'ang'a has publicly criticized the government for what he described as "burdening Kenyans with tax increases".
Ng'ang'a, who is no stranger to anti-government remarks, spoke on Thursday during a live church service held at the headquarters of Neno Evangelism in Nairobi.
Addressing the believers, the preacher criticized the government saying that it is his right as a man of God to speak the truth to power and also dare the authorities to close his church if they want.
"Sometimes you mislead this nation. I speak as an apostle. The economy is bad and you use the money as you want.
You increase the economy here, you increase the money here, and someone tells you that you are closing the church.
Don't come and close this one of mine! Please close it! Stupid!" said the enraged apostle. "And when I preach, I will speak and I will say what is right, I will speak what is right, I swear before God some of you guys are misleading this nation, and iron is in the kitchen, iron is in the kitchen!"
Ng'ang'a also warned the leadership of Kenya Kwanza, warning them that if they continue in that direction, God will bring them down.
"I speak as an apostle. You are playing with this God and he will throw you out of the kitchen," he warned.
Shortly after the video went viral, Kenyans on X (formerly Twitter) celebrated the preacher, quickly turning his sentiment into a meme field, with others sharing suggested t-shirt designs as if to stamp the message.
Led by political analyst and social commentator Gabriel Oguda, creative Kenyans went overboard, transforming the sound of Ng'ang'a into an entertainment piece.