Apr 13, 2016

6 Things You Need To Know About CBK's Govenor 'Cultic' Catholic Order Opus Dei

Liatema Munyu
April 7, 2016

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The man of the moment earning all the plaudits and deservingly you can say, is the CBK Governor DR. Patrick Ngugi Njoroge.

His entry at the CBK has been highlighted by a stringent review of the banking sector resulting in a couple of banks being placed under receivership while the several malpractices in the industry have been exposed.

In the effort to determine what this rather simple man was doing different than his predecessor Prof. Njuguna and how comes he is incorruptible emerged the interesting fact that he is a member of the Opus Dei, a powerful and unique order in the Catholic Church. For a whole morning, many Kenyans kept at it discussing the order and wishing that many other officials at senior positions like the EACC, IEBC among many others. In fact many were using Opus Dei as a title before the CNK’s governor name. Others were even eager to join it and needed to know how to join it. Well, here are a couple of things you should know about Opus Dei:

  • It was founded in 1928 in Spain by Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer to spread throughout society a profound awareness of the universal call to holiness and apostolate through one's professional work carried out with freedom and personal responsibility.
  • Their first project in Kenya was the establishment of Strathmore College in 1961 which would later evolve to the primary secondary and the university sections. They also set up the Kianda Secretarial College which would later evolve into Kianda Girls High School and later a Primary section too.
  • The First African Opus Dei Priest was Kenyan, one Paul Mimbi who was a civil engineer from the University of Nairobi.
  • The Opus Dei order has different levels of members, Numerary members, Supernumerary supernumerary members, supernumerary priests, Numerary priests, Numerary assistants, cooperators and associate Opus Dei members.
  • Margaret Ogola, the medicine doctor and author of The River and The Source was one of the prominent lady members of the Opus Dei in Kenya. She was a supernumerary member.
  • Kenyan CBK governor is a numerary member. This is the most strict of groups pledging celibacy and living in Opus Dei houses. Dr. Njoroge declined the CBK official residence in Muthaiga to live in communal set up at the Opus Dei residences in Loresho with fellow Opus Dei members.


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