By NJOROGE KINUTHIA
There is a new blockbuster in town. If you have visited Muthurwa lately, like I have, you already know this. The new Paruwanja, the one about a woman whose twisted mouth was straightened pap! by a pastor is selling like hot cake at Muthurwa. Those who can’t afford it, can’t help but gawk at the video for hours.
But PointBlank would like to tell these gawkers—people of little faith, who can’t believe in miracles as simple as straightening a twisted mouth to visit church or watch their TVs more often. They will see the blind seeing, deaf hearing, crooked legs straightened, HIV/Aids losing sting and, of course, preacher growing richer.
Miracles cost money. They don’t come free like in the olden days. Perhaps this is because in the times of Jesus, the cost of living wasn’t high. That’s, perhaps, why he rode on a borrowed ass as he didn’t need the services of an expensive Pajero. But that was then, folks. If you must send cash if your preacher asks you to “M-Pesa Sh1000 and receive your miracle”. But always remember Jesus’ words: “You will know them by their fruits.”
Stop these crooked crocodiles
Watching thousands of wildebeests from Serengent plains of Tanzania cross Mara River into Kenya, Justin Osey Peter, claims to have shed tears—and they were not crocodile tears. He says he was overwhelmed to see crocodiles crushing the wildebeests with their powerful jaws. “After feeding on the beests, the crocs went on an injuring spree causing unnecessary grievous bodily harm to others.” Osey says he sympathised with the number wounded wildebeests. “Some were limping, others lost limbs”.
He feels it is time the sadistic crocs were stopped from needlessly hurting the wildebeests. “Can some one come up with a law to defend defenceless creatures like wildebeests from such cruelty?” Time to amend the law of the jungle, Mr Julius Kipngetich, Kenya Wildlife Serice Director?
Meanwhile, Mr Omusolo Moses is accusing KWS of emphasising animal rights more than human rights. “There is no dispute that humans should take care of animals...but when a dangerous wild animal strays, there is little civilians can do apart from protecting themselves including killing the wild animal.”