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



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.


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.


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Kenyans in the diaspora agonise as the deadline for e-passport nears



Kenyans living in the diaspora are concerned that they might not get the new e- passports on time despite a deadline extension announced recently by the government and a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that the documents be issued in their countries of residence.

Citizens living overseas who spoke to the Nation pleaded for the government to intervene and put things in order at its embassies abroad.

On Friday, Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau told the Nation his ministry was working with the Immigration Department to ensure centres for passport applications abroad started working.

“We have identified missions where the programme will start. It is a process that has already been initiated,” he said.

Embassies will first have to deploy more personnel, but Kenyans abroad were being encouraged to register on the diaspora portal.

This, the ministry says, will help establish the areas to prioritise for the centres. Initially, the Interior ministry, which houses the Immigration Department, said it would start with a centre in North America, another in the Middle East and South Africa before expanding gradually.

So arrogant

But a Kenyan residing in Germany expressed displeasure at the kind of services offered at the embassy in Berlin.

“When we call at the Berlin Embassy it is hell on earth! They pick no calls and when they pick, they are so arrogant. How will we be able to travel? Even after protesting at the Berlin Embassy there is no change,” she said, requesting anonymity for fear of reprisals.

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But Ms Selline Branis Onalo, who represented Kenyans in Mexico and other central American countries described the tribulations they go through. As Kenya doesn’t have a resident embassy in Mexico City, it runs relations through the mission in Washington.

“It is like the Embassy has forgotten its role in Mexico. Some of us tried to write to the authorities including emails to the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC, which covers Mexico. We haven’t heard anything from them,” she told the Nation.

In the entire Americas, Kenya has embassies in the US, Cuba, Brazil and Canada, collectively serving more than a dozen countries.

Officially, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs manages diplomatic missions abroad. But specific services like passport issuance are provided by the same departments as at home. That means the Immigration Department will have to send attaches to all embassies to ensure the service is provided there.

In September last year, Kenyans held peaceful demonstrations in Berlin to protest against poor services at the embassy.

They also complained about how they were forced to travel back home to renew their passports. Later in December, Deputy President William Ruto announced that the deadline for obtaining new generation passports was extended from August 2019, to an unspecified date in 2020.

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PHOTOS: Uhuru arrives in Mauritius for four-day State Visit



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius for a four-day State Visit.

The plane carrying Mr Kenyatta and his entourage touched down at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport shortly before 7pm local time.

On arrival, the President – who was received by Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth – inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the special mobile force of the Mauritius Police Service followed by a 21-gun salute.

After the arrival ceremonies,  Kenyatta paid a courtesy call on the Acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory at State House, Le Reduit.

His visit to Mauritius is largely aimed at boosting the economic, cultural and social ties between the two nations, according to PSCU.

The forum will be used to showcase trade and investment opportunities in Mauritius and Kenya.

President Kenyatta is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs) and Prof. George Magoha (Education) among other senior government officials.


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Death Announcement: Edward Kimando Of Lowell, Massachusetts



It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Edward Kimando (Baba Ian). He was husband to Salome Kimani of Calvary Evangelical Church, father to Ian Kiuna (PCEA Imani), Faith Kiuna & Mercy Kiuna.

Son of Samuel Kimando & Jane Nyambura of Uplands Kenya. Son-in-law to Geoffrey Gìtua & Sarah Kimani (Dada Sarah) of PCEA Neema church Lowell. Brother in law to Mary Kimani (Hairdresser) & John Micheal (Tush) of Christian Community Fellowship (CCF) Lowell among others.

Prayers will be held daily at their residence 64 WEED ST, LOWELL MA  Daily from 7pm starting tonight for funeral arrangements and sending the body back home to Kenya.
For more details pls contact;
Salome Kimani……..9783284492
Geoffrey Gitua ……..9783282092
Mary Kimani…………9784839408
John Micheal……….5084843034
Pastor Kìhìko……….9789962519
Pastor Nyagah……..9787616214
Pastor Karìmi……….9783190056

Your prayers, presence and contributions will be highly appreciated.
God bless you!!


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