Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Church affairs

Nyahururu people are deeply religious. There are like 1001 Christian denominations (sometimes read sects), tradationalists, Muslims and other crazy groups which you cant place in any of the above categories. Walk around the streets between 1.00pm and 2.00pm and you would be forgiven to think that the small town was one big worship centre. There are worshippers in every building and street corner, screaming hoarsely into hapless microphones and amplifying the chaos over booming loudspeakers- you want to cork your ears! I think it's OK for people to worship in their own way, but they should also let others worship in their own way. I like to worship in a calm, serene envilonment believing that God listens even when we don't shout out to him!
Rumour has it that the Nation recentry ran a story about this new 'sect' whose ordained 'priests' (former Roman Catholic priests) are allowed to marry. This is a big deal to the villagers because priests (not pastors) are not allowed to marry. Pope Benedict the 16th recently signed a document saying that his priests will not be allowed to marry; that they should remain celibate for life. I am a catholic by virtue of birth but I think the pope and his followers are just burying their heads in the sand. Did someone ask why? I don't know about the rest of the world but the priests who serve here have always been the he-goats of the village- sleeping around right, left and centre. They don't seem to mind the age, marital status, class or religion of the women they go out with. By age, I mean they sleep around with old women all the way to underage girls. The number of babies and abortions around is evidence enough and also proves that these village bulls don't even use protection! The popular 'trust' condoms still cost KShs.10.00 for a pack of three (around 21 condoms for an American dollar)!
But remember the Catholic church teaches that the use of contraceptives is wrong, of course.
They also say here in the village that God helps those who help themselves...


Blogger Stunuh Jay said...

Nyahururu is a gorgeous place, I love the people. I can remember very many happy childhood holidays at my grandparents farm... As for preists, sometime distance plays a part in how they behave. But like every other job a contract signed is a contract signed, you can renege just because you found willy!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kachumbari why beat around the bush. You know these fellows are mobile volcanoes. After eating beef for breakfast, ugali and fish for lunch and pork for supper is it surprising that they swoop for their prey (widows etc) like vultures with such abandon. I am sure there are many kids who claim their father is a "Father" huko Nyahururu. Toboa bwana, lakini don't mention names, you never know how far the Vatican arm can reach...na utwambie whether JM's farm in Ol Kalaou is still there. Kazi shwari, nihau muthee...

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Boss (bro) said...

Congrats for being featured in todays Nation bro.


6:54 PM  
Anonymous Irena said...

True,true true but again no contraception use in Catholic church ,so no protection and the confession of the sins works, you know you can sin, Confess and ask for forgiveness, go sin again , confess and seek forgiveness and cycle continue si ndiyo? But it is a shame ,they are supposed to be the exmaple of the village, you know Man of God who leads the sheep to the green pastures :-))

7:40 PM  
Blogger jke said...


Good post, so true, so true. These guys just sleep with anything that hasn't fled fast enough.

Well, I think I'll become a priest one day and then I'll save you all, my children. Now, where's the money?

3:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well kachumbari dnt hate on nyahururu cz u must be part of the shadyshanuked quorum.been there n know that we got kool pple too.i'm gladu airing ur views but pliz talk on ur own behalf.thats why u keep bitchin cz if life is hard on you it aint hard on others.nyahururu

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to the beginning on the Catholic/Contraception thing; The first rules to obey are 'Do not fornicate or commit adultery'...if there are no intentions of obeying those then whats the big deal about allowed or banned contraception?

3:44 AM  
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4:05 AM  
Anonymous streaky said...

I think the issue is not one of if your particular faith allows contraception or not, it's the part, for example, the Catholic Church handles funding / aid to poorer nations.

For example it's well documented that many Christian charities preach abstenance, and fail to provide free contraception, even though free contraception is more what is needed - to help resolve the AIDS / HIV pandemic if nothing else - AIDS and HIV are becoming resistant to even the best medicine. What's the point in trying to get cheap drugs into africa (though obviously the currently infected people need them) when the real answer is to prevent people getting HIV/AIDS in the first place, by getting people free and easy access to contraception.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the catholic celibacy law for priests is just a church invention, and not in the scriptures. I found this website that lists all the changes in view on this matter (and the married Popes!) ... http://www.futurechurch.org/fpm/history.htm


1:28 PM  

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