Satur-deja Vu

Eliud Simiyu is the self-proclaimed Jesus of Tongaren from Bungoma. Some locals have suggested he be crucified as Jesus was, reassuring him that if his claims are true he will be resurrected on the third day. Understandably he has express concern for his life. Orphaned as a child, Simiyu was struck in the head during a domestic dispute in 2009. After being released form the hospital he began preaching. He later claimed to be Jesus, identifying himself as a “divine being” and claims to have miraculous powers. On one occasion, according to witnesses, he turned water into… tea. You know what they say, it’s all fun and games until a mob wants to crucify you on Easter to see if you are really Jesus.

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