Muthee, who founded of the fundamentalist Word of Faith Church in Kenya in 1989, gained notoriety when he determined that a local Kenyan woman known as “Mama Jane” was a witch who responsible for inciting people to commit crimes in the violent Nairobi slum area called Kiambu; Muthee gathered a mob of followers and drove the woman from town.
In October 2005, Muthee prayed over Sarah Palin and called on God to make her Alaska’s governor and drive away the witches who were attacking her. Palin later told her church that she was wowed by Muthee’s hands-on performance, calling it “very, very powerful.”
Here’s what Rev. Muthee said when he was praying over Palin:
“Thank you, Jesus. Let’s all pray. Let’s pray for Sarah. Hallelujah! Come on, hold your hands up and raise them. Hold them and raise them up here! Come on, talk to God about this woman! Come on, talk to God about this woman we declare favor from today. We say favor, favor, favor! We say praise my God! We say grace to be rained upon her in the name of Jesus. My God, you make your judgement, you make room. You make ways in the desert, and I’m asking you today, we are asking you as the body of Christ in this valley, make a way for Sarah, even in the [inaudible]. Make her way my God. Bring finances her way, even in the campaign in the name of Jesus, and above all give her the personnel, give her men and women that will back her up in the name of Jesus. We want righteousness in this state. We want righteousness in this nation. Because you say [inaudible] in the name of Jesus. Our Father, use her to turn this nation the other way around. Use her to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers so that the curse that has been there long can be broken. In the name of Jesus. Father, we thank you today. We come in the hindrance of the enemy, standing in her way to there. In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus! Every form of witchcraft, it will be rebuked in the name of Jesus. Father, make her way now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Notice too that Muthee says that it is the Devil himself who opposes Palin’s victory in the Alaska gubernatorial election (“We come in the hindrance of the enemy, standing in her way to there.”).
Here is more.
Lest you think that the Palin’s Kenyan witch-hunter is a joke, here is a report from Fox News dated May 21, 2008, entitled Kenyan Officials: Mob Burned to Death 11 People Accused of Witchcraft:
“A group of up to 300 young men have burned to death 11 people suspected of being witches and wizards in western Kenya — in some cases slitting their victims’ throats or clubbing them to death before burning their bodies, officials said. The gang moved from home to home through two villages, identifying their victims by using a list with names of suspected witches and wizards and the kind spells they were believed to have cast on the community, said Ben Makori, a local councilor. ‘The villagers are complaining that the (suspected) wizards and witches are making the bright children in the community dumb … These (suspected) witches are not doing good things to us, Makori told The Associated Press on the phone. Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino said the gang hunted down the eight women and three men in the western Kenya villages of Kekoro and Matembe. Most of the victims were between 70 and 90 years old, Owino said. Senior administrator Njoroge Ndirangu said the gang hunted down their victims Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. In some cases the gang pulled the victims out of their homes, slit their throats or clubbed them to death, said a police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. The victims were then thrown back into their homes, which the gang had already set on fire, the officer said. He said 36 houses were burned.”
Here is a more detailed analysis (with video) of contemporary “witch” burning in Kenya.
As the Feminist Majority Foundation observed on May 30, 2008, there has recently been “an increase in news stories about the killing of women accused of witchcraft in Asia and Africa. While many consider ‘witch hunts’ a historical matter, they continue to affect women today.”
What the hell has happened to this country?
“I’ll tell you what’s walking Salem – vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” Arthur Miller, The Crucible