Paradise 4 Kids

About Kenya

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Kenya is where it all started; leaving his home in Australia, Rev Themi traveled to Kenya to join a mission in the city of Nairobi.

Having sold everything he owned many years before, Rev Themi spent the first part of his Christian life studying the Word of God and then teaching the Word of God.

In the 1990s, he felt a call from God to go into the world and preach the Gospel, this calling led him to Africa and to Nairobi.

During his time in Nairobi, Kenya, Rev Themi overlooked the development of several educational facilities for the poor. He ventured outside into the slums and became what others called him a “Apostle to the Poor & Oppressed”

It was during these early days, the the beginnings of PK4A began to form.

Every year, Rev T would return to his home city of Melbourne, Australia for one month of rest & relaxation, but instead of “taking it easy” he worked even harder raising awareness of the poor and raising funds for the projects he had undertook.

During these visits, many of his friends and supporters would come out helping him in whatever way they could.

This was the beginning of PK4A.

Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya has been described as “the cradle of humanity”.

In the Great Rift Valley palaeontologists have discovered some of the earliest evidence of man’s ancestors.

In the present day, Kenya’s ethnic diversity has produced a vibrant culture but is also a source of conflict.

After independence from Britain in 1963, politics was dominated by the charismatic Jomo Kenyatta. He was succeeded in 1978 by Daniel arap Moi, who remained in power for 24 years. The ruling Kenya African National Union, Kanu, was the only legal political party for much of the 1980s.

Violent unrest – and international pressure – led to the restoration of multi-party politics in the early 1990s. But it was to be another decade before opposition candidate Mwai Kibaki ended nearly 40 years of Kanu rule with his landslide victory in 2002’s general election.

Despite President Kibaki’s pledge to tackle corruption, some donors estimated that up to $1bn had been lost to graft between 2002 and 2005.

Other pressing challenges include high unemployment, crime and poverty; most Kenyans live below the poverty level of $1 a day. Droughts frequently put millions of people at risk.

With its scenic beauty and abundant wildlife, Kenya is one of Africa’s major safari destinations.

Kenya was shaken by inter-ethnic violence which followed disputed elections in 2007. Several prominent Kenyans stand accused of crimes against humanity for allegedly inciting the violence.