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Kenya See Mary?

An image of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus recently appeared on a rock outside the Kenyan village of Kaila. “I have been here for more than 30 years,” Pamela Atieno said. “This is the place I am married, but I had never seen the image of Mary.”

Once word got out, people quickly made the pilgrimage, travelling all the way from Kisumu, Bondo and Luanda to view the rock that is believed to be a sign that good fortunes are coming to the area. The faithful camped at the foot of the rock, conducting masses, singing praises, reciting the rosary, and in some cases, speaking in tongues. They also lit candles around the rock and burned incense to celebrate the “miracle.”

Some residents were quick to politicize the “miracle,” saying it is a good sign for the gubernatorial ambitions of Prof Anyang Nyong’o, demonstrating that rampant politicization is a global epidemic..

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