Would you pay Sh10 to read God’s letter?
It is now possible and easier to hear from God if you live in Nairobi, or so it seems.
And the message does not come through the often incoherent utterances of prophets.
A good number of city dwellers have been getting the messages through tangible means — a letter. And it is all thanks to Ms Jemima Wangari, a street preacher who has been attracting crowds with this fad. Her pre-printed messages come in the form of 11 bundles of letters which those who want to “hear” from God have to get.
But it does not come for free. One has to part with Sh10, which the preacher says is for meeting costs of typing and printing.
Ms Wangari, a Kayole resident, mesmerises crowds outside the Kenya National Archives – her favourite spot – with her prophesies.
Her messages touch on a wide range of issues, some prescriptions for personal and family problems and even divine interventions of national issues.
You can buy more than one letter. When you approach her with a problem, she selects from the eleven a letter that addresses your need.
When this reporter attended her sermons recently, the prophetess was selling letters with dire warnings to members of one of the country’s largest ethnic communities, admonishing them for turning their back on God in pursuit of wealth and worldly pleasures.
In another letter she sold to this writer titled The Last Cry From God, Ms Wangari urged Nairobians to imitate King David and Esther in the Bible and cry out to God for salvation.
Some of her listeners have questioned her doctrine.
There are others who view her as one of the many street preachers in the city centre out to make a coin from the deeply religious Kenyans. But Ms Wangari maintains that she is God’s chosen seer.