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Nairobi News : November 18th 2013
12 Monday, November 18, 2013 nairobinews.co.ke news THREE ELECTROCUTED IN TRANSFORMER EXPLOSION T hree people are fighting for their lives in hospital after touching live electric wires in Kabiria, Riruta Satellite. The two men and a woman were passing below a faulty transformer at around 9pm when they accidentally touched the hanging wires and suffered serious injuries. According to witnesses, the trans- former had exploded earlier in the evening, causing a blackout in some parts of Dagoretti. Kenya Power employees had not yet arrived to fix it before the accidents occured. “When the transformer exploded, some wires fell. I suspect several of them were not live since many people jumped over them,” said Rose Moraa who sells sukuma wiki near the scene of the accident. According to the vegetable vendor, power may have just been restored before the three tried to jump over the wires. “I heard a bang and then saw the three lying on the ground,” she said. Another witness, Dennis Ndegwa, claimed the woman and one of the men were struck first while the second man got injured as he tried to help them. The injured were taken to Kenyatta National Hospital by passers-by. Area residents blamed Kenya Power for the frequent accidents. Vincent Achuka, NN A prayer session in the train on the way to the City centre. It is not unusual for worshippers to begin speaking in tongues. Denish Ochieng, NairobiNews Train to glory keeps spirits on right track Church on rails. If you want to travel from the CBD to Embakasi while experiencing ‘spiritual nourishment’, wagons 3 and 7 are the places to be LYNET IGADWAH, NairobiNews email@example.com pect on it is a church in session. Yet Christians from various A denominations assemble in two of the wagons as the locomotive heads to its destination, either town or Embakasi. While some commuters may be caught unawares when the sessions starts, others know what to expect. Joel Masinde, a first timer on the “spiritual wagon” says it took a few minutes for the whole thing to register. “Some fellow began singing. Extended to 23rd November 2013 I thought he had gone crazy but soon others joined in,” he says. Bethlehem and Jerusalem are the names adopted for wagons 3 and 7, where congregants are treated to songs and homilies. A preacher soon takes to s the train huffs and puffs along the lines, the last thing one would ex- the floor to give a sermon. Whenever he utters a powerful statement, the travellers respond in one accord, depicting a scene from a typical church setting. Some of them are standing because the train is always congested but when it is time for worship, all that ceases to matter. No offering So deeply engrossing are the praise and worship sessions that some worshipers speak in tongues and many more are moved to tears. Unlike the ritual in a typical church, the congregants here do not give offerings. “We are not here for financial gain, rather for spiritual nourishment,” says Antony Baraza, a pastor in the Bethlehem wagon. The only time worshippers are called upon to give is when one of them is in need. organisation of the church Programme guide to worship • Things in the train church are not done hapzardly. They follow an organised procedure. A first time traveller will soon realise that there is a written programme to guide the worshippers and pastors alike. • A volunteer coordinator from the group draws up the programme. Sometimes he does a programme that can run for a whole week. According to Pastor Antony Baraza, once in a while, the group organises outdoor retreats to strengthen its bond. He adds that on some occasions, they visit hospitals and orphanages.
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