When Pastor Tom Obuya arrived at Mama Sarah's Nyang'oma Kogello home, he was told she would not be accomplanying him to the Christian service.
"Mama Sarah had assured us that she was converting, and we were ready to baptize her today, but it seems the family has prevailed upon her," said Pastor Obuya.
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Saidi Obama, Mama Sarah's son, said he and other family members were adamant that she not attend the baptisimal service.
"I was opposed to it because I believe she was not fully informed about what they were going to do to her. I personally asked her not to attend the function," he said.
"I did not understand why they were asking her to attend a Christian ceremony, yet she is a Muslim. I thought her presence in the church would not add any value."
"In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents," she said.
Her immediate family, it appears, considers her a Muslim and wishes it to stay that way.
Obuya said his church had been reaching out to Mama Sarah for the past three weeks. Two of her sisters-in law, who were to accompany her, went with Obuya to the crusade conducted by Australian evangelist John Jeremic. Her baptism was to mark the culmination of the evangelistic crusade.
"She would also have attracted unnecessary attention which is not good for her," Saidi Obama said.