The slum had a prophet called Ondeto. Fred told me that one day, Ondeto told his followers to go to the Central Business District of Nairobi, climb to the highest building, and fly.  If they jumped, he told them, he would give them wings.

Many people died.

 

 

When Ondeto died, his body was kept for many days, in case he came back to life. His followers dressed in colorful robes.  Each color had a power given by a certain saint, and when God spoke to the people he told them which color to wear.  The men wore these bright robes, and carried wooden swords.  Some carved wooden AK47s.  They used them to shoot angels. One day a man walked into the Central Business District wearing bright robes, carrying two wooden AK47s.  

He was arrested.