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Church in Kawangware where sinners go through hell

By Standard Reporter | May 2nd 2016
Self proclaimed prophetess Mary Sinaida Akatsa of the Jerusalem Church of Christ in Kawangware's Kanungaga in Nairobi takes no chance when it comes to hours of worship. She even chased away some who missed some orders of worship, young boys paraded and saluted her only later on for the congregation to be ordered to sit in a swampy field within the church compound.(Photos: Denish Ochieng/ Standard)

Christians live in perpetual fear of punishment in the afterlife. However, at the Jerusalem Church of Christ in Kawangware, Nairobi, punishment for sinners is instant and painful.

The church's head Mary Sinaida Akatsa pounces on a worshipper like a tigress at the first whiff of "sin". Anyone who doesn't toe the line earns a quick sharp slap from the self-proclaimed prophetess, regardless of their age.

Yesterday, the congregation was even ordered to sit in a swampy field within the church compound, and they obliged. Yes, it seems you have to go through hell to go to heaven.

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