Former President Moi directed the report on investigations he had commissioned into widespread devil worship in the country not to be released because it would have exposed how, then as now, the practice has penetrated the high echelons in government, we can now report.
The retired President had appointed a 9-man commission to probe existence of the cult of devil worship in July 1994. It was headed by the late Catholic Bishop Nicodemus Kirima. Other committee members included, Rev Timothy Njoya, Bernard Muindi, Archbishop Ndingi Mwana aNzeki, Rev David Gathanju and Dr David Githii.
Exactly a year later, the Kirima commission prepared a bulky report, which was privately handed to Moi at State House, Nairobi. We can now disclose that Moi’skitchen cabinet advised against the release of the report because it may have triggered disclosure of big names involved in the vice “including one or two members of the very committee that investigated the same”, a source has exlusively told The People.
The retired President had ordered the probe in the wake of series of ritual killings, claims of demonic attacks in schools and mysterious accidents in the country. The report of the Kirima Commission, a copy of which is in our possession, concluded that devil worshipping had penetrated the roots of the political, economical and religous power in the country through Freemasonry.
So highly placed and connected were the Freemasons, the commission reported, that it admitted it’s inability to fully pentrate and expose it. “In view of the conflicting information regarding the activities of Freemasons, and given the secretive nature of the society both to its members and to the general public, the commission strongly recommends that the government institutes appropriate machinery to further investigate its activities”, said the Kirima Commission.
Students in high school and colleges told the commission how they had been recruited by other students or teachers into the cult and the details of the rituals they went through to become members. Students showed the commission incisions on their bodies that had been used to draw blood.
One student from a Kisii SDA Teachers College told the commission that he had participated in eating human flesh and blood. Another student from Kiambu led the commission to the house where he was initiated into the cult in Gigiri area of Nairobi. And now, it appears that the cult is back in full force if recent events are anything to go by.
Early this month, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) took the unusual decision of defrocking former Church head Reverend Dr David Githii. The church leadership was angered by Dr Githii’s claims that the church was riddled with devil worshipping and homosexuality.
Although the church has dismissed Dr Githii’s claims, a pattern has emerged that is similar to the events in the early 1990s that forced the government to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the activities of the cult of devil worship. Dr Githii had claimed that devil worshippers in the more than five million-member church are responsible for the series of mysterious deaths that have occurred in the congregation in the recent past.
In a span of two years, the church has allegedly lost members in unexplained circumstances. In 2012, the church lost seven youths who were swept away by floods at Hell’s Gate National Park in Gilgil. In the same year, 13 women who were on preaching mission died in a road accident in Mwanza, Tanzania.
In March last year, two youths perished while on a tour in Mt Longonot while on December, 5 other youths were killed in a crash at Mariakani as they headed to Nairobi from a church camp in Mombasa. Ritual killings have also risen in the recent past. A case in point is that of serial murderer Joel Onyancha who confessed to drinking the blood of the victims of his murder spree.
In the report the commission found that the cult existed in Kenya and attracted following among the wealthy and powerful, specifically through through being members of Freemason Society. The Freemasons have temples (lodges) in all the major towns in Kenya such as Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Kitale, Nyeri and Mombasa.
On the strength of the allegations, the commission summoned top leaders of the society. The society denied the accusations. “They impressed upon the commission that most of their members are people holding responsible positions in both public and private sector and are men of high integrity who could not be involved in activities they had been accused of.”
But the masons, as they are also called, conceded that they are a secret society arguing that “like any other societies, we have our own secrets.” “They said that Freemasonry is not a religion but has a religious basis in that the prime qualificationfor entry is a belief in a Supreme Being and members are expected to practice their religions.
They also informed the Commission that they are involved in many charitable activities and that this signifies their concern for other people’s welfare,” says the report of the commission. The Commission subsequently requested for a site visit of one of the lodges to verify some of the statements by the masons.
“On request by the Commission, a visit was made to their lodge along Nyerere road in Nairobi. The Commission was taken on a guided tour by senior officials led by the Grand Secretary, in full view of members of the press and was also shown a video tape on a Freemasons function in England presided over by the Duke of Kent,” says the report.