David Kariuki Ngari alias Gakuyo is not new to controversy when it comes to matters of religion, politics, and business.
The Thika based Calvary Chosen Church Bishop has his own share of religious and political controversy.
Gakuyo was a critic of former Kiambu governor William Kabogo and the two could not see eye to eye.
The Bishop unsuccessfully contested for the Kiambu governor seat in 213 losing to Kabogo.
In 2017, the controversial Bishop partnered with the now Governor Ferdinand Waititu.
He campaigned for Waititu with the promise that he would get a job in Waiittu’s government.
The Bishop has often defended his participation in politics noting that it is within Gods teachings.
In the run-up to last year’s polls, the Bishop was accused of allegedly faking his academic papers to run for political office.
He, however, came out to dismiss the allegations terming it a working of his political enemies.
Apart from ministering the word of God, Gakuyo is also a renowned businessman.
He owns several housing estates in Thika and other parts of the country.
In a series of interviews, the Bishop has often defended his multi-billion housing empire, saying that he had a heart for business from a tender age.
Early this year, the Bishop found himself in trouble after Ekeza Sacco, that is associated with him was deregistered for violating the sector regulations.
The Sacco was accused of allegedly fleecing unsuspecting house buyers.
The Bishop, however, came out to fight the claims, saying that he was being targeted by his enemies.
He vowed to take up the matter to court.
Despite the controversies, Ngari says he is a family man and committed to preaching the word of God.
“I will not listen to detractors or give them space to torment me because I am committed as a servant of God,” he said in a recent interview.
The Bishop further says that he has not and will not give up on politics.