Tag: House of Yahweh

World doesn’t end, sect upset

NYANDARUA, Kenya, Sept. 13 (UPI) — A Kenyan sect that predicted the world would end Tuesday in a nuclear war ended the day in some confusion. The Kenyan Standard reported some members of the House of Yahweh spent the day in concrete bunkers they had prepared. The group’s teaching was that the 1993 Oslo Accord between Israel and the Palestinian Authority would collapse, triggering a nuclear holocaust. But the leader, Eleazor Kamotho Mugwe, said members of House of Yahweh spent the day in normal activities. He said the prophecy had been misunderstood and that Sept. 12, 2006, is the beginning

Kenyan joy as world fails to end

Residents of Nyandarua village in central Kenya are full of relief, after a local sect’s doomsday predictions failed to materialise. The House of Yahweh sect had predicted that the world would end before 12 September and had started building bunkers in case of nuclear war. However, after being arrested the sect’s leaders disappeared. One blamed the media for destroying their image. But a BBC correspondent said some locals anxiously awaited the deadline. Then when nothing happened, they started laughing. “We knew these guys were tricksters,” said local resident Duncan Mbugua. Monitoring The BBC’s Noel Mwakugu who went to the village,

Sect warned over doomsday prophesy

The Government has warned members of a religious sect to stop causing panic in Nyandarua District. The Nyandarua District Commissioner, Mr Khamasi Shivogo, said the Government would ensure that the House of Yahweh sect, which had predicted that Tuesday would be the end of the world, did not instil fear in the district. The followers had said they were preparing for the apocalypse by building bunkers and selling their property. Speaking to journalists in his office in Nyahururu town, the DC, however, said the members of the sect had continued with their normal activities. “ They took their children to

Religious sect predicts end of world starts today

Fliers covered the windshields of cars parked in an HEB parking lot last week, proclaiming that a nuclear war will commence today leading to the end of man’s governments 13 months later. The House of Yahweh, which distributed the fliers, makes these claims based on prophesies that can be found in the Bible, according to Tanah Hawkins, a House of Yahweh spokeswoman. Chapter 7 in the Book of Daniel speaks about the Creator’s government taking over man’s government. According to the Book of Revelations the nuclear war will begin near the Euphrates River, Hawkins said. When the Bible is translated

Cult members go into hidding

Members of a doomsday cult in Naivasha called ‘House of Yahweh‘ are all set for what they believe will be a nuclear invasion meant to cleanse the world. The over 30 members including children are all armed with facemasks and other protective clothing as well as complicated gadgets they claim will be used to measure the nuclear wave’s intensity. They have also prepared a special kind of food to last them over a year and built sanitary facilities at the underground hiding. Quoting from their scriptures dubbed the ‘613 laws’, the cult leader said the world would not end but

Nuclear War Begins September 12, 2006

According to a press release issued by The House of Yahweh – theologically a cult of Christianity – nuclear war will begin on September 12, 2006. Now, before you start packing your china, note the following from the Jan. 10, 2000 issue of the Los Angeles Times: According to the House of Yahweh, a Christian sect, when Yasir Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands at the White House on Sept. 13, 1993, they began a seven-year tribulation that will end this Sept. 13 and bring about the end of the world.” Of course failed prophecies seldom discourage certain religious types

House of Yahweh: Kenya sect bunkers down for doomsday

Members of a religious sect in central Kenya are bracing themselves for a nuclear war predicted to take place no later than 12 September 2006. This is the doomsday warning issued by their spiritual leader Yisrayl Hawkins, who is based in the United States and traces his origins back to Israel. Kenyan followers of the House of Yahweh are taking his words seriously and have begun building special shelters to protect themselves. Yleasor Kamothom, who has been a member of the sect in Kinagop since it was introduced in Kenya in 1997, explains that the prophecy will bring a great

We are not selling off property, says sect leader

The controversial House of Yahweh sect has denied claims that they are selling off property in anticipation of an impending doomsday. The sect’s spiritual leader, Eleazor Kamotho, accused the media of misrepresenting their prophecy and branding them prophets of doom. The sect, however, insisted that there will be a nuclear war beginning September 12, which will have a deadly impact on the human population. “We are only conveying a message contained in our holy books that something terrible is about to happen come September 12,” said Kamotho. He warned that the war would be fought in the Middle East, adding

Faithful told to shun doomsday cult

A Bishop has termed as ridiculous and shameful reports from a Christian sect that the world will end on September 12, 2006 and that Kenyans should prepare for an apocalypse. Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in East Africa Rt Reverend Dr Byrum Makokha dismissed the reports saying they lacked substance and were only aimed at causing confusion among peace loving Kenyans. Bishop Makokha asked Kenyans to believe what is in the scriptures that it was only God who knew the exact day of the end of the world. The bishop said although events being witnessed in the world

Cults pose danger to society

The Ugandan Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, a breakaway group from the Roman Catholic Church, considered themselves as a Noah’s Ark of purity. To them the rest of the world was irredeemably corrupt. They watched their tongues lest they slipped and uttered something sinful. On March 17 2000, members of the group numbering between 780 and 1,000 had an elaborate feast that involved consuming chunks of beef and downing litres upon litres of Coca Cola. The next thing the world knew, the zealots were dead in what is believed to have been a case of