Infidelity Among Afro-Pentecostal Leadership: The Kenyan Case

  • Julius Gathogo
Part of the Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies book series (CHARIS)


The study argues that Kenyan Pentecostalism’s overt and/or holistic activities have equally come with the baggage of infidelity, hitherto unknown. Spouse-swapping is one such bizarre case that has found its way into sects that claim to have their roots in Afro-Pentecostalism. Indeed, there are cases where Afro-Pentecostal leadership has been accused of all manner of immorality, which includes financial impropriety, sexual perversion, con artistry, political gerrymandering, and marital challenges, among others. Methodologically, the chapter begins by retracing the background that encourages ecclesiastical immorality, especially among its leadership. The information in this chapter was gathered through oral interviews with key Afro-Pentecostal church leaders, ecclesiastical leaders from the mainline churches, and through extensive readings of relevant materials.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julius Gathogo
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesKenyatta UniversityNairobiKenya
  2. 2.RITR, UNISAPretoriaSouth Africa

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