Detectives have been allowed to investigate accounts operated by Pastor Ezekiel Odero over alleged money-laundering claims.
Milimani chief magistrate court granted the orders sought by chief inspector Martin Munene who requested the court to probe the accounts of Odero suspected to be in a money laundering scheme.
"It is necessary and desirable to issue the applicant with a warrant to investigate books of bank and mobile money services accounts so as to authorize the officer to have access to books relating to several account numbers," the court documents read.
The account numbers are from Cooperative Bank, Equity, NCBA, HFC and KCB Bank.
All the accounts belong to the New Life Prayer Centre and Ezekiel Odero.
The police have also been allowed to investigate Odero's seven M-Pesa lines.
The DCI states that they want the investigating officer to inspect, obtain information and demand to be supplied with certified copies of the account opening documents, bank account statements, signatories of the accounts, RTGS (swift) for the period between January 14, 2017, to April 30, 2023, and any other relevant document that may aid him complete investigations on a suspected case of money laundering.
"To issue an order compelling managers of the 1" and 3, 4th, 5th and 6th respondents herein to respectively nominate authorized person(s) to record statement, make and give to the investigating officer," the DCI says in court documents.
Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank, KCB Bank, HFC Bank and Safaricom are the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th respondents.