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Please, don’t crucify me! ‘Jesus’ tells Kenyans

The unidentified man who many Kenyans say resembles Jesus Christ of Nazareth as depicted in western movies, says he is scared by suggestions that he should be crucified.

The man, who goes by the name Daniel Christos on Facebook, has told Kenyans that he is not and has never impersonated the son of God.

“I am not Jesus! I have never pretended to be. I am a traveler who has come to your country as a visitor, I would hope that one day if Jesus does return you treat him with a little more respect than you have treated me,” Mr Christos wrote on his Facebook page.

Mr Christos nearly caused a stampede on Wednesday when he was spotted walking barefoot in downtown Nairobi as Nairobians jostled to take selfies with him.

Many Nairobians thought the Caucasian man spotting a long beards, holding a walking stick and spotting long beards was the Biblical Jesus Christ.

He said he arrived in less than 2 weeks ago from Ethiopia and that he had been welcomed with so much enthusiasm like he never experienced before in his life.

Nairobians were ecstatic to pose for selfies with 'Jesus'. PHOTO | FILE
Nairobians were ecstatic to pose for selfies with ‘Jesus’. PHOTO | FILE

In his own account, everywhere he has gone to in Nairobi he noticed someone either taking a photo or video and on numerous occasions he has heard people calling out “Jesus!”.

But Mr Christo admitts that he has also been freaked out by a suggestion that he should be crucified on Ngong Hills and buried at Langata cemetery to see if he will resurrect as Jesus did.

“I feel a little concerned by this person’s comments. I don’t know who wrote it and I don’t know if it was just a joke or if they were serous, but it has made me a little uncomfortable to walk in the streets of Nairobi,” he wrote.