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VIDEO: 9-year-old Kenyan ‘Pastor’ says he would love to preach in USA

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A nine-year-old boy Kenyan boy who is perhaps the youngest preacher in town has expressed his burning desire to visit and Preach in the US.

Speaking to Kikuyu Diaspora TV on Monday, Victor Muteru said he, one day, would love to take the gospel to all corners of the world.

“When I grow up, I would like to be an international preacher,” he told KDTV proprietor Jeremy Damaris during the interview at Lymack Suites Hotel in Nairobi. When I was young, he said as the interviewer sized the lad up in amusement, I used to admire world renowned preachers.  “I would like to be like them,” he said.

Victor has taken the internet by storm after he was captured preaching with so much vigor to a congregation largely made up of adults at his local church.

The class five pupil at Faith Foundation School, who is referred to as ‘Reverend Victor’, preaches every Sunday at Bethel Gospel Church in Juja and is always offered his seat at the ‘high table’ in the midst of middle-aged preachers. During the interview, Jeremy appealed to the Kenyan Pastors in the US to help the young man realize his dream. WATCH [in English Swahili and Gikuyu languages]:

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What has mesmerized most people is Reverend Victor’s prowess and confidence on the pulpit as he delivers his sermon while quoting plenty of Bible verses.

“Sikujiita Reverend, ni Mungu aliniita ata saa hiyo sijui jina ilitoka wapi, ama Reverend ina mean nini but God aliniita Reverend,” says the young preacher.

POSSESSED BY DEMONS

According to the boy, preaching is his calling from God; a calling he says he couldn’t ignore even when his mother tried to discourage him from it.

Not even being caned on constantly by his mother for his perceived stubbornness could dissuade him from his divine calling.

 

 

“Mamangu heeh! Naeza kuambia ile vita nilikuwa naonana nayo nikifanya hiyo kazi yote. Weeh! Nilikuwa natandikwa,” he recounts.

All this while, he says, his mother thought he was possessed by demons. And when his relationship with the mother got to a breaking point, the young boy even contemplated suicide.

It’s at this point that his mother reluctantly gave in and decided to support him.

-Agencies

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GOFUNDME: Kindly help Jackie Koli bury her mom and get justice

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Jackie Koli’s mom, Beatrice Wanjiku Gitura (pictured above), was murdered in cold blood after she went missing on Friday, May 22, 2020.
On Saturday May 23rd, her body was found in her car a few Kilometers from Embu Town.  Her throat had been slit, hands tied with a rope and a piece of cloth tied across her mouth. It was double tragedy since the sister to her mom (Jackie’s auntie) passed on the same day- Friday morning after battling with cancer.Jackie, an only child, needs our financial support as she prepares to bury her mom and seek justice. Any help will be highly appreciated.

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VIDEO: Mom to Kenyan lady in US murdered in cold blood

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With great sadness we wish to inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of Jackie Koli‘s mom, Beatrice Wanjiku Gitura.

She went missing on Friday May 22 and later found murdered in her car. Her throat had been slit, hands tied with a rope and a piece of cloth tied across her mouth.

The body was in the passenger’s seat and the car was abandoned on the roadside. Beatrice, 57, went missing on Friday after leaving work. Her body was found in Njukiri, Embu, about 20km from her residence.

The late Beatrice Wanjiku

It’s a double tragedy since the sister to her mom (Jackie’s auntie) passed on the same day- Friday morning after battling with cancer.
Jackie, an only child, needs our financial support as she prepares to bury her mom and seek justice. Any help will be highly appreciated.
Jackie Koli lives in Seattle, Washington State.

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253-245-6057 – ($PriscillaMuiruri)
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Diaspora remittances decline by Sh2.2b in April

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Money coming in from Kenyans living and working abroad dropped by Sh2.2 billion in April to total $208.2 million (Sh22.3 billion).
This is compared to Sh24.5 billion received in March, according to the latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). It was the lowest monthly remittance since February last year when Kenyans overseas sent back home $199 million (Sh21.2 billion at today’s exchange rate).
However, the cumulative inflows in the 12 months to April were higher at $2,801 million (Sh299 billion) compared to $2,750 million (Sh294 billion) over a similar period last year.
“Remittance flows from the US and Canada (contributing about 58 per cent of all remittances in April) remained largely unchanged from March, while inflows from UK, Germany, South Africa, EAC region, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia declined, reflecting the impact of Covid-19,” said CBK in its weekly bulletin.
CBK expects the Covid-19 pandemic which has disrupted economic activities around the world, to curtail the remittances, which have recently been critical pillars of the country’s exchange rate.
Foreign exchange
In March, diaspora remittances generally went up but inflows from South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Mauritius and Oman declined, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus disease on a critical source of foreign exchange for the country.
Nearly 40 million people in the US have filed for unemployment as Covid-19 wipes out livelihoods in the world’s largest economy, and where a lot of Kenyans live and work. So far, remittances from these regions have continued to flow in steadily. However, the tide of money from North America and Europe will not last forever as the pandemic hits these regions hard.
An article by CNBC showed that 70 per cent of companies in Dubai expect to go out of business in the next six months, a situation that would affect a lot of Kenyans working in the Gulf states.
Economists have noted that most Africans in the diaspora are employed in jobs that do not have safety nets, and are not eligible for the welfare cash that a lot of industrialised countries have provided for businesses and households in distress.
Currently, most of those abroad might have raised their remittances due to increased distress calls from relatives and friends back home who are feeling the heat of the pandemic.
Many Africans working overseas have either been laid off or sent on unpaid leave and are now living on their savings. Diaspora remittances have become Kenya’s key source of foreign exchange reserves, more than even tea, coffee and tourism.
In the region, the World Bank expects diaspora remittances to decline sharply.
Expected to drop
“In 2020, remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries are expected to drop by around 20 per cent to $445 billion (Sh47.6 trillion), from $554 billion (Sh59.2 trillion) in 2019,” said the global lender in a new report on remittances and migration.
“In the midst of this sharp decline, the relative importance of remittance flows as a source of external financing for low- and middle-income countries is expected to rise.” Nigeria remains the largest recipient of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa and is the sixth-largest beneficiary among low- to middle-income countries, with an estimated amount of $23.8 billion (Sh2.5 trillion) received in 2019, an increase of more than half a billion dollars compared to 2018.
Ghana and Kenya are ranked a distant second and third in the region, with $3.5 billion (Sh374 billion) and $2.8 billion (Sh299 billion) received, respectively.

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