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By Daniel Sitole
Heaven and hell are no more and God’s final judgement will never come; God, the creator of generations and everything on earth, is gone for ever. The news about the death of Jehovah Wanyonyi, leader of the Lost Israelites Church, has shocked his followers in Kenya and Uganda. His death remains a mystery to his closest acolytes, despite the Kenyan government’s confirmation that it issued a burial permit.
“Jehovah our god is alive, and he will never die, not even for a single day like Jesus,” Eliab Makokha, who held the position of “Angel” in Wanyonyi’s sect, told me. “The ‘death’ of our god is a creation of the media, how can the giver of life die?”
But Christopher Wanjau, the deputy commissioner for Uasin Gishu County in Kenya’s Rift Valley, home (until recently) to Wanyonyi, begs to differ. “It is true Wanyonyi died of malaria at his home,” he said. “The area chief Daniel Busienei issued a permit to Jehovah’s son Nelson Wanyoni to transfer the body to Cherangani hospital in Kitale.”
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