By Jeckonia Otieno
First published by The Standard on 26 April 2012.
A Nairobi-based prophetess claims her prophesies have come to pass but no media house has ever had the courage to run her story beforehand.
We, too, approached her with doubt and conviction that we would prove her prophecies wrong.
Josephine Nyaboke in her shrine. Some of her prophesies have come to pass. [Photo: Jeckonia Otieno/Standard]
Wasn’t it possible for anyone to follow media debates and come up with political calculations and formulas?
We set out to meet her two months ago. Clad in a flowing white robe complete with a black headscarf, Josephine Nyaboke welcomed us into her prayer sanctuary on the upper floor of her residential house in Kariobangi South Estate in Nairobi’s Eastlands.
See the future
The mother of five strikes a serious face for the cosmic world and claims to see the future about happenings in Kenya and around the world.
Contrary to many prophets, or soothsayers, who put up in dingy abodes, she has a well-kept house with different rooms, one of which is her prayer room.
She said there are no rituals performed for anyone to enter the sanctuary, so we took our places there for the interview.
Nyaboke, 46, told us how she found herself in the world of prophecy. It was in 1983 when she received "God’s gift of prophesy while working in a salon in Dandora in Nairobi".