Devil Worship Commission

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The Devil Worship Commission was a Kenya Government Commission established on 20 October 1994 by President Daniel arap Moi. The commission was tasked to look into the matter of devil worship in Kenya.[1]


The Commission's membership included:[2]


The commission presented its report to the President towards the end of 1995. President Moi said it would not be made public because it contained sensitive information.[4] It was however released to the Kenyan Parliament in 1999 by the then Minister of Internal Security Julius Sunkuli. [5]

The report concluded that devil worship was commonplace in Kenya and recommended establishing a special police force to investigate crimes of the occult.[6] The Commission's report also included numerous reports of ritual murder, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and feats of magic allegedly done by using powers acquired through such acts. It also reported that "Satanists" had infiltrated non-indigenous religious groups and other organizations, making them "doorways" to Satanism. The Commission is no longer functioning, and the Government took no action to follow up on the report [7]


  1. ^ "A study of Commissions of Inquiries in Kenya" (PDF). Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2002-06-16. Retrieved 2017-09-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Africanews - 41- August 1999". Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Devil worship rampant in schools". Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard). Republic of Kenya. 1999. pp. 1893–94. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  6. ^ "BBC News - Africa - Devil worship 'widespread' in Kenya". Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2012-12-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)