Top Atheist in Kenya Converts to Christianity after Tasting Mangoes in Makueni

There was panic at the Atheists in Kenya offices after one of their officials converted to Christianity, minutes after tasting some fresh mangoes from Makueni County.

The man who had been a staunch atheist until last week was on an official duty when he encountered the godly fruits that are in season, and had his Damascus Road experience.

Visiting Makueni County for the first time in his life, the man had a chance to taste a mango fresh from a tree, something he had never done before. Having been born and bred in Nairobi where stale mangoes are sold for a fortune, the atheist could not hold his excitement when he tasted the mango and went ahead to shout ‘God is the Greatest!’

“It was one big juicy mango that did the trick,” an eyewitness reported. “The moment we saw him close his eyes as he savoured the fruit, we knew something big was coming. It is then that he admitted that God is God. He was the most dejected and reluctant convert we had witnessed.”

President of Atheists in Kenya, Mr Harrison Mumia, lamented that the organization was facing dwindling membership during this mango season and warned members against travelling to mango producing counties. He equated the fruits to the crusades that were meted out by Christians in the past, or the shouts that led to the collapse of the walls of Jericho, referring to mango’s ability to make people’s belief in inexistence of God crumble.

Asked for his comments on the matter, Makueni County governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana said that the county which has a total of 1,469,625 mango trees will reach all atheists in the world with a mango fruit, until all the world tastes. The mangoes continue with the legacy of the famous missionary Peter Cameron Scott of Africa Inland Mission, who set camp in the same area 124 years earlier.

Courtesy: postamate

Obama had stayed for 8 days at a neighbouring country with Michelle and children before Kenyan visit

Obama had stayed for 8 days at a neighbouring country with Michelle and children before Kenyan visit.

Former United States President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle Obama and children Malia and Sasha were on vacation in Tanzania for eight days before the ex-Head of State embarked on Kenyan visit Sunday, July 15, a Tanzanian government official says.

Obama and Michelle stayed at a hotel in Serengeti Park for eight days before Obama left for Kenya and Michelle for Paris, France.
Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, said the former US leader had requested his trip be treated as a private affair.

Obama stayed at a hotel in Serengeti Park for eight days with his wife and children.

“He was happy staying in Tanzania. He was with his wife and children. He has been in Tanzania for eight days. He had requested his visit be treated as a very private affair,” said Mr Mahiga.

It remains unknown why Obama did not tag his wife, Michelle, and children along for his Kenyan visit.

It is reported Michelle Obama left for Paris, France for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s concert last Sunday, July 15.

The former First Lady and daughter, Sasha, were spotted in the stands Sunday at the Stade de France stadium, where Bey and Jay are performing as part of their “On the Run II” tour.

Michelle Obama even went beyond the front row barricades, standing alongside Beyonce’s mom, Tina Knowles.
Michelle and her two daughters did the same back in 2014, when Beyonce and Jay-Z were performing in Chicago.

Barack Obama left for Kenya on July 15, when he met President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga.

The ex-President on Monday, July 16 presides over the inauguration of a youth centre in Siaya County, headed by his sister, Dr Auma Obama.

Obama would, thereafter, leave for South Africa.

Source: edaily

Student Discovers Plastic-Eating Bacteria Which Could Solve Global Pollution Crisis

One of the world’s environmental crises could be solved with a bacteria that can eat plastic and break it down into harmless by-products. The bacteria was found by a biology student at Reed College in Oregon, Morgan Vague. This bacteria can degrade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a common plastic which is used in clothing, bottles and food packaging. PET can degrade in centuries, and until then, it damages the environment.

Morgan Vague believed that she could speed up the process and help solve a big part of the plastic pollution on our planet: “When I started learning about the statistics about all the plastic waste we have, essentially that told me we have a really serious problem here and we need some way to address it.” Then, she learned about bacterial metabolism and “all the crazy things bacteria can do,” so she started to see if microbes could degrade the plastic we get “straight-from-the-store.”

However, there is a long journey until we begin feeding the bacteria PET. Jay Mellies is a microbiologist and supervisor of Ms. Vague’s thesis, saying that the next step is to make the bacteria eat plastic faster, and get it to eat more different plastics, concluding that: “This is not going to be the total solution, but I think it’s going to be part of the solution.”

Source: Great Lakes Ledger