BISHOPS TRY COUP
IN KENYAN COURTS
Steve Van Nattan-- Introduction: You will find this story nowhere else in the
world. This is because the Kenya papers don't dare tell all the following details--
someone would die. And, I lived in Kenya and saw the things needed to write this
United Christian Churches of Kenya have lodged a court application to block Prof.
Yash Pal Ghai from chairing the Commission and kickstarting the long-awaited constitutional
reform-- a reform which the vast majority of Kenyans WANT.
did these bishops enter the political arena in order to stop constitutional reform?
Is it because there is some peril to church life in Kenya from a new constitution?
NO! In fact, Christian churches already have great power in Kenya politics since
Kenya is heavily dominated socially by Christianity. If you want a seat in Parliament
in Kenya, you better occupy a seat in church on Sunday.
why do the bishops of the Pentecostal Church, the African Inland Church, and many
other church groups intend to tie up reform in court? Why this ecclesiastical
President Daniel Arap Moi, and his top goons in the ruling Kenya African National
Union, do not want constitutional reform. There are two main reasons for this:
They want to retain power, and the present constitution virtually rules out a
multiparty system for all practical purposes.
They are unbelievably corrupt, and a new constitution would hold them liable for
their in-office crimes once they retire or are defeated in an election. President
Moi is facing horrendous criminal charges once he retires soon.
how did the churches of Kenya get solicited into this ruckus? Tribal blood runs
thicker than the Blood of Jesus in these churches. Indeed, there is very little
"Christian" about Kenya's church leaders.
Moi and his Kalenjin tribal group, and the Kikuyu tribe, have had a powerful strangle
hold on Kenya politics since Kanya's first (Kikuyu) President, Jomo Kanyatta,
cut a deal with then Vice President Moi long ago. Then Vice President Moi convinced
the Kikuyu tribal and KANU political leaders they could trust him by two acts:
Moi divorced his Kalenjin wife and married a Kikuyu woman.
Moi went out into the Kiambu Hills, the Kikuyu heartland, and took the Mau Mau
oath, one of the most Satanic and filthy tribal oaths ever invented. It involves
unspeakable blood oaths, including the roasting and eating of the penis of a goat.
Satan, Jomo Kanyatta, and the Kenya African National Union virtually bought Daniel
Arap Moi's soul, and to this day, he rules the Kiambu and Eldoret Mafia with ease.
Had he declined the Mau Mau oath, Moi would have been iced by Kanyatta. But, the
Moi is also an active member of the African Inland Church "in good standing",
and he has powerful connections placed at the top of that church. The AIC is by
far the most powerful church association in Kenya, and where they go, the United
Christian Churches of Kenya will follow.
AIC KNEW that Daniel Arap Moi took the Mau Mau oath, but they looked the other
way many years ago. Indeed, high placed AIC leaders (T.K.) took the oath WITH
Moi at that time.
overlooking Moi's oath taking, the AIC bishops realized that Moi would have to
take good care of the church bishops and their vested interests up through the
governmental power column. Since that oath taking long ago, both Moi and the African
bishops have had each other by the tail-- Neither dares cross the other, and both
NEED each other desperately. AIC et al make sure Moi wins every election, and
Moi makes sure AIC rules Kenya's ecclesiastical life.
is one other tribal matter which figures in heavily. The Kamba tribe have always
been spoilers. They took the side of the British colonial power, along with the
Luo tribe on Lake Victoria, during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s. After independence,
the Kamba tribe was successfully bought off by both Kenyatta and Moi for favors
in the top places of KANU power. Ah, but those Luo-- there is the rub. Misawa
years ago, when Kenya was under colonial rule, the Luo nationalist, Mr. Oginga
Odinga, was a thorn in the side of all parties. He would irritate the British
rulers and their lackeys in the then Legislative Council, and Odinga delighted
in agitating the Kikuyu, Wakamba, and Kalenjin at every opportunity. Well, Odinga
had his day in the new nation and Parliament, and his son, Raila Odinga of the
National Development Party, today continues to scream for reform and democracy.
Odinga is the main driving political force now pressing for constitutional reform,
and everyone suspects he would like to see half of KANU party in prison for past
crimes, but no one talks about this out loud :-) The stakes are high folks, and
it is all based in at least one hundred year old tribal tensions.
might add here that the Kikuyu tribe have always been famous for wheeling and
dealing and getting someone else to work for them and make them rich, while the
Luo tribe have been famous for slipping in where no one was noticing and taking
charge. That is historic, and it is the engine driving the whole political scene
in Kenya today. The Kikuyu are descended from ancient Bantu heritage, and the
Luo are Nilotic and descended from the Nubians who once ruled Egypt. Ancient history
is playing itself out here in a marvelous way.
very same tribal tensions found between KANU and the NDP are found in the United
Christian Churches of Kenya. The Luo are held at arm's length in church affairs,
and the Luo, along with the Balouya along the north of Lake Victoria, have to
fight to be included in church affairs, especially in the AIC. When the Luo do
find a place in the higher places of Kenya church life, the Kikuyu and Kamba leaders
work night and day to displace them.
you have it. Moi is facing life in prison under present AND/OR new constitutional
law, and he needs time to hammer out exemptions (or payoffs) for himself and his
Kalenjin and Kikuyu Mafia. Prof. Yash Pal Ghai and Oginga Odinga are not dealing
so far. Once there are guarantees of such exemptions, you will see the churches
of Kenya graciously bow out of the political process and vacate their law suit.
the average membership of the Kenya churches have any vested interest in this
high muckity muck trick. NO, and only a fool would assume that the average Christian
in Kenya ever heard of this move or was consulted. Kenya church leaders are tribal
thugs and power brokers of the most vicious and evil stripe. I know from experience
that many ordinary Kanyans would love to have done with the old tribal intrigue
in both church and national life. I would liken it to the struggle perpetuated
by Jesse Jackson and the White Right elite in the USA-- Most Black Americans would
be delighted to be done with this power struggle.
to you Americans, Canadians, and other folks worldwide, Christians, Muslims, Jews,
ANYBODY in any religion. When you think it is cute for your alleged religious
leaders to enter the governing of your nation and rule the higher power, you are
destined to a corrupt religious Mafia. Your life and civil rights will evaporate
into thin air, and you will end up a slave of a handful of fat bishops, Brahmans,
or Mullahs. Learn a lesson from Kenya.
you will one day have religious war under this plan. Right now, two nuns of the
incipient Roman Catholic Church are on trial in Brussels for helping kill many
Hutus in Rwanda. They deserve to die for this crime if found guilty, but if the
meddling Pope had reigned in his political animals around the world, these nuns
would have stayed in their cloisters and minded their own business. Their policy
is simply the outworking of Vatican policy since about 400 AD.
may I say, you heard it first here?