Isithunywa sevangeli sigwetshwe iminyaka eyi-15

Arthur Greene

UGregory Dow, isithunywa sevangeli esingumKristu waseMelika, sigwetshwe iminyaka engaphezulu kweyi-15 azoyibhadla ejele ngokuhlukumeza amantombazane asemancane ekhaya lezintandane elise-Kenya okuyindawo yakhe.

Wabekwa icala yi-FBI ngoNtulikazi kowe-2019 ngemuva kokubalekela eMelika ngesikhathi kuvela izindaba zakhe zokuhlukumeza.

Kodwa-ke, kwakuwumsebenzi womhlali ohlala kulezi ndawo zombili eMelika nase-Kenya, uMargaret Ruto, owaholela ekuboshweni kukaDow.

Ngenhlanhla, uRuto wayeye e-Boito, isigodi esiseduze neDow Family Children’s Home, ukuyonakekela umkhwekazi wakhe ogulayo.

Ngesikhathi efika, isigodi sasiphithizela. Amantombazane amabili endawo, aneminyaka eyi-12 ne-14 ubudala, abaleka ekhaya lezintandane likaDow futhi kusolakala ukuthi wayebahlukumeza.

Kodwa-ke, wabalekela eMelika kanti futhi amaphoyisa ase-Kenya athi aphuthelwe ukumbamba esikhumulweni sezindiza ngamahora ambalwa nje.

URuto, ongumhlengikazi osebenzayo, “owaphenduka umseshi” wachitha unyaka olandelayo ehlanganisa icala elibhekene noDow esebenzisana ne-FBI eyayizombopha ekugcineni ngamacala akhe amanyala ocansi.

I-Washington Post ibika ukuthi uDow ubekwe amacala yiziphathimandla zaseMelika ngenxa yesigatshana esikhethekile sekhodi laseMelika esivumela ukushushiswa kwamacala okuhlukunyezwa kwezingane okwenziwe ngabantu baseMelika phesheya kwezilwandle.

UDow oneminyaka engama-61 ubudala odabuka e-Pennsylvania, wayesevele engumhlukumezi obhalisiwe ngesikhathi eya e-Kenya nomkakhe, uMary Rose, ukuyokwakha iDow Family Children’s Home ngase-Boito ngowe-2008.

Ngowe-1996 walivuma icala lokushaya ngenhloso yokuhlukumeza ngokocansi.

Ikhaya lezintandane lisebenze iminyaka eyishumi ngaphambi kokuthi uDow abaleke kuleli ngowe-2017. Ngalesi sikhathi, okungenani izingane ezingama-83 ezineminyaka ephakathi kwezinyanga eziyisishiyagalolunye neminyaka eyi-18 ubudala zazihlala kwakhe noMary Rose.

I-FBI ikuqinisekisile ukuthi uDow wanukubeza ngokocansi okungenani amantombazane asakhula amane phakathi kowe-2013 nowe-2017.

UMary Rose naye waboshwa ngamacala okuhlukumeza izingane.

“Uyabandakanyeka” emacaleni amabi kaDow, kusho ihhovisi lommeli waseMelika.

“Wayehambisa izisulu emtholampilo wezokwelapha ukuze zifakwe izinto zokulawula inzalo ezingalweni zabo, okwenza ukuthi uDow enze amacala akhe ngaphandle kokwesaba ukumithisa izisulu zakhe.”