The news spread like wildfire around town and the country at large long before any news media had reported it. On many people’s minds were some unspoken questions which I will dare voice here.
Was Kamangu killed by the God of Bishop Hon. Margaret Wanjiru for trying to frustrate her and her work for God? Especially when the woman of God was looking for happiness in marriage?
Or was Kamangu’s death something to do with the fact that the good Bishop admits that she used to be a serious witch who made a certain woman who annoyed her go insane?
Mostly those who fear God will be asking the first question while those who do not will be asking the second.
Was Kamangu’s death an ordinary death for a man who was said to have loved his changaa a wee bit too much before fortune shone on his door and money poured in from still mysterious sources which changed his life even as he was thrust into national limelight? Or does his death have something to do with him getting mixed up with people whom the good book warns we should not point fingers to?
Suspicion was further raised by a clip shown on the TV news last night of the deceased man's angry brother storming his residence to try and find answers of why Kamangu had died so suddenly and under such mysterious circumstances.
His current wife (how was he going to get conjugal rights from the Bishop when he has another woman?) says that the man complained of abdominal pains and was rushed to a nearby clinic where he was promptly referred to
Well we also know that in many African cultures people do not die. They are killed. Even when they are over 100 years old and with every bone and organ in the body creaking for rest.
Whatever you think of this post, one thing is for sure. As the civilized, well educated Kumekucha readers read this post and laugh their heads off in sarcasm, ordinary folks in villages, small illicit brew dens and women cutting sukuma wiki next to smelly, overflowing drainage in some slum, are busy this minute discussing and speculating on one question; who killed James Ndimu Kamangu?
P.S. I have just remembered that the good Bishop spoke some deadly words about conducting the funeral of Kamangu when he was still alive. That will surely add fuel to the already burning fire. Ama?