By Isaac Blessings
The Freemason is a community of members of an international order established for mutual help and fellowship, which holds elaborate secret ceremonies. Even though this community is surrounded with secrecy, occults, myths and conspiracy theories, their influence and contribution to Kenya’s history and development is undeniable. This community is behind the construction of some of the iconic buildings in the country such as The National Archives, City Hall, Supreme Court of Kenya and State House.
In this article, WoK brings you the story of how a court of appeal judge tried to recruit Mzee Jomo Kenyatta into the cult.
The Story of Judge Kwash Udum and Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
The Freemason community was a huge movement back in the 19th century. It was introduced and spearheaded by the European settlers in the country. It was so powerful that at one point they attempted to recruit the first President of the republic of Kenya the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta together with the then head of public Service Duncan Ndegwa. The information is revealed in Duncan Ndegwa’s book titled ‘Walking in Kenyatta’s struggles’ where he shares his journey with the founding father of Kenya. In the book, Ndegwa reveals that at some point, Kwash Udum who was then a Court of Appeal judge, tried to introduce the president into the secret Organization.
During that time, many elite Africans were already members of the cult but were asked not to disclose what was said or practiced during the freemason meetings. When Kwash asked Kenyatta to join the community, he was very angry with him and threatened to destroy the freemasonry movement in the country. He was however calmed down by the then Attorney General Charles Njonjo who told him that the community was harmless.
Duncan Ndegwa’s Submission about the Freemason Community
In the book, Ndegwa stated that the freemason community continued to run low key until the death of President Kenyatta. After President Moi took over the government, the community began running freely. Freemasonry is linked to the British Royal family and is protected and pushed by the head of the British Empire. Many members of the British royal family are known to be in the organization. In the book, Ndegwa discloses that freemasonry encouraged slavery in Black Africa and the organization’s members have been behind some of the atrocities that have continued even after Kenya became a republic and an independent country.
“Its greatest Cecil Rhodes was the founder of what we now call apartheid – the system in which Africans were to be relegated to a class of sub-human and excluded therefore from the white man civilization,” reads one of the paragraphs in the book.
Some of the prominent individuals who were members of the freemasonry include the famous Lord Delamare, J.A Hoogterp, Colonel Grogan and Sir Herbert Baker who was the lead architect of major buildings such as All Saints Cathedral, McMillan Library, Kenya Railways headquarters, Pan Africa house and Kipande house.