Mormons in Africa: A Kenyan Journalist is a Latter-day Saint

by | Feb. 26, 2011

Opinions & Features

The following are the feelings, observations and convictions of Elizabeth Njeri Kang’ethe, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a journalist. She describes how her life has improved after her coming in contact with the Church.

My name is Elizabeth Njeri Kang’ethe. I hail from Central Province in Kenya, raised up in a family of ten (seven girls and three boys). My goodly parents of devoted Catholic faith taught me at an early age Christian values by word, deed and love for mankind. My primary and secondary school life was quite eventful; I loved being taught by my teachers, some of whom were my neighbors and good friends to my parents.

Soon after my high school graduation in year 2000, I enrolled in a beauty college for two years, where I pursued social etiquette majoring in personal image and good grooming. Upon the course completion, I had an opportunity to work as an image consultant for news anchors in a media firm. It is while working here that I interacted with leading regional media personalities that I developed a strong passion for a career in media industry. Later, I enrolled for media studies in a local university. Since then I have worked for several leading dailies (newspapers) in Kenya and South Africa.

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