Dressed in long flowing robes and walking barefoot with a staff, pictures long-haired Daniel Christos went viral as people screamed 'Jesus, welcome back Jesus' at him after he arrived in Nairobi a fortnight ago.
'I am not Jesus! I have never pretended to be,' the former software engineer from Perth announced on Facebook.
Pictures of the computer science graduate are being posted with the hashtag #JesusinNairobi for followers to keep track of his movements.
'Every single corner I walk on in Nairobi I have noticed someone either taking a photo or video… while hundreds of times a day I hear people calling out "Jesus".'
In a television interview with channel NTV, Daniel described the attention he received as 'intense' and provided a detailed family history to distance himself from any links to the Virgin Mary.