Kenya Thursday Doors

Churches (with Thursday Doors)

I have never seen so many different churches of different denominations. Here are a few of my favourites. Some are painted in lurid colours, others are nondescript.


This is St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Embu. The red cross isn’t the mark of Satan, it’s the Kenyan Highways Authority indicating that the sign doesn’t conform with their regulations at the roadside. Two of the most enduring legacies of British Colonial rule in Kenya are privet hedges and topiary. Makes me proud.


With all the competition, churches need good signage. How about “Home of Signs and Wonders” on the road down to the Embu slum called “Dallas”? Or “How to be free from sin and curses”? But which to choose? When it comes down to it, location, location, location – Zion City, just down the road from the Slaughterhouse, opposite the Prison Farm. But when success is offered, 100% of worshippers can become 100% Kings. Or at least that’s what I think it is saying.


More varieties of church.


There are mosques,  Hindu temples and even a Sikh gurdwara. And my favourite at the end, the Church of God Gospel Trumpeters.






By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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