sermon that sent gitari into hiding

Those were the days when a sermon at church could be dangerous in Kenya, during the days of former president Daniël arap Moi. He himself sat in church every Sunday, but sermons should not interfere with his day-to-day politics. His government did not like that. I wonder if he read the prophets in the Bible who spoke out against injustice, against corruption, against partial judges, against accumulating wealth at the cost of others..

One of his targets was the Anglican bishop David Gitari. The bishop passed away last year. Today his  book ‘Troubled but not destroyed’ was published. 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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