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.