Boniface Adoyo

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Bishop Boniface Adoyo is a Kenyan bishop and head of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya.[1]

Adoyo holds a Master of Divinity degree and also studied economics at the London School of Economics. He is a former overseer in Christ in the Answer Ministries (CITAM), a congregation in Nairobi. He is also Chancellor of Pan African Christian University.

Adoyo has caused international controversy through his crusade against evolution. He argues that macroevolution is an unproven theory which should not be taught to children as fact, despite scientific consensus. The Associated Press reported that Adoyo is mobilizing Kenyan Christians to boycott the Nairobi Museum which houses the Turkana boy fossils. In a campaign christened "hide the bones", Kenyan evangelicals have demanded the removal of Turkana boy from display.[2] He has since held media debates with Kenya's renowned palaeontologist Richard Leakey over the subject.[2]

Adoyo was criticized in 2007 for stating that whilst on his death bed, Charles Darwin "expressed surprise that people believed his theory."[1] This claim, first made by Elizabeth Hope, is regarded as false by Darwin's family and modern historians, as well as the creationist group Answers in Genesis.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Adah Adoyo and they have two daughters, Luciana and Elizabeth.


  1. ^ a b Reuland, Steve (January 23, 2007). "Update on Kenya". The Panda's Thumb. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b McKie, Robin (2006-09-10). "Kenya bishop leads anti-evolution fight | Science | The Observer". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-01-25.