Questions on whether Samuel Mwema Muli, aged 47, was involved in the killings of over 7,000 Kenyans in less than 10 years in different parts of the country are difficult to answer.
He first went public on the issue in 2014, when he candidly opened up to the Nairobian detailing his ‘dark’past and what drove him to change.
His satanic mission, the preacher at a city church claims, began one afternoon in 1992 when he killed his eight-month-old son, an unthinkable act that saw him separate with his first wife.
Born in Roysambu, Nairobi, Muli, who spent three years in jail for mentioning the names of powerful people as devil worshippers, went to primary school in Mathare and secondary school in the city before studying journalism.
“After graduation, I was employed by a news agency in Nairobi where I overheard fellow scribes talk about devil worshipping. I did not believe the talk. But what attracted me to it was the money,” Muli claims.
One Thursday evening after work, Muli says he was walking outside the KPCU Building to his Majengo house when he stumbled upon a letter addressed to him.
“It was an invitation to cover a fundraising event for street children,” he says.
“I met a shamba boy (name withheld) dressed in black. He welcomed me saying the chief guest expected at the event was a powerful cabinet minister,” he claims.
Muli says at the entrance, the shamba boy stripped naked and took him to a woman who introduced herself as Francisca from Kiambu.
“She pulled a drawer, counted crispy Sh75,000 notes and handed them to me,” he claims.
“When I arrived at about 5 pm, I lied to my colleagues that I had hit a jackpot and invited them for drinks.”
Muli says he spent the cash in three days and decided to go back to the hall one more time.
“I met Francesca once more and she led me to another office where I saw three screens written ‘Kenya,’ ‘Uganda,’ and ‘South Africa,’” he claims.
Inside the hall hung TV screens. On one of the screens, Muli says, he saw the face of his 18-month-old firstborn son.
“Then a naked woman came, gave me a sharp razor, commanded me to cut the face of my son on the screen and gave me Sh85,000,” Muli adds.
“Three days later, my son died mysteriously. His private parts and tongue were missing when we buried him.”
Three months after the incident, he claims he was officially recruited as a member of the cult when the team leader took all his finger and toe prints. Thereafter, he started earning Sh9,000 every Friday, more money than the agency paid. So he quit.
With a steady flow of easy cash, he claims, he invested in the transport business and acquired a fleet of buses that operated between Nairobi-Kisumu and Eldoret-Nakuru-Nairobi. An inquiry by The Nairobian, however, revealed that the bus company he names is registered at the Kenya Revenue Authority under a different person.
Muli adds that in 1997, he sacrificed all the passengers aboard one of his buses near Kericho.
“I was behind the grisly road accidents between Naivasha and Nakuru. I could board a bus or matatu and alight before the crash,” Muli claims.
“That period, I fed on women breasts and two glasses of human blood daily. By the time I quit, the cult had more than 500 followers in Nairobi. But all my wealth was taken by the cult when I quit.”
In 1997, Muli claims he quit when an angel appeared to him at night.
“I woke up the following day at a church in Nairobi after falling nude from the ceiling and sending the faithful scampering for safety. The three women who remained covered my nudity,” he claims.
“The police were called, but since there was no damage to the ceiling, they left.”
Musyoki, one of Muli’s cousins who lives in Salama, told The Nairobian that the preacher has not been in good terms with the family since he joined the cult, and has been somehow confused to date.
“The moment we learned that he had joined devil worshipping, no one wanted to be associated with him. Even now that he is saved,” he said.