Secto Owalo is a spiritual movement that has gained popularity in Kenya and other parts of Africa. It is a religion that is centered around the teachings of the prophet Owalo, who predicted the coming of a savior to Africa. The religion was founded by the late Simeo Ondetto, who claimed to have received a vision from Owalo. This article will explore the origins of Secto Owalo, its beliefs and practices, and how it has spread throughout Africa.
The Origins of Secto Owalo
Simeo Ondetto was a Kenyan man who claimed to have received a vision from Owalo, a prophet from the Luo tribe in Kenya. Owalo had predicted the coming of a savior to Africa, and Ondetto believed that he was chosen to bring this message to the people. In 1963, Ondetto founded Secto Owalo, which was based on the teachings of Owalo.
The Beliefs and Practices of Secto Owalo
Secto Owalo is a syncretic religion that incorporates elements of Christianity, African traditional religions, and other spiritual practices. The religion has a strong emphasis on morality and social justice. Its followers believe in the existence of a supreme being, who they refer to as the “One Above”. They also believe in the existence of ancestral spirits, who they believe can intercede on their behalf.
Secto Owalo has several practices and rituals that its followers observe. One of these is the observance of the Sabbath, which is observed on Saturday. The religion also has several dietary restrictions, which include abstaining from pork and other unclean animals. Secto Owalo followers also practice baptism and communion, which they refer to as “cleansing”.
The Spread of Secto Owalo
Since its founding in 1963, Secto Owalo has grown in popularity in Kenya and other parts of Africa. The religion has spread through word of mouth, as well as through social media and websites. The religion has gained popularity among young people, who are attracted to its message of social justice and community service.