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Legon Feminists Torched By “Jesus One Touch”

Sun, 8 Apr 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“The Executive Director for Child's Rights International, Mr. Bright Appiah, has

called on advocacy groups to support a campaign by a human rights lawyer, Nana Oye Lithur, to appeal a ruling that quashed a 10-year jail sentence of Prophet Kofi Yirenkyi alias Jesus OneTouch. Nana Oye Lithur was unhappy with last Friday’s ruling and is initiating moves to get the Attorney-General’s office file an appeal in the case which involves the defilement of a 10-year-old girl. According to Mr. Appiah, the victim’s welfare was totally neglected throughout the court hearing, hence the need for an appeal” Ghanaweb, March 31, 2012).

Where do they go

The broken-heart child

Broken-heart females

Oh! Our daughters

Who speaks for them

Who fights their battles

Where do they go

With broken hearts

With torn ligaments

With deflowered petals

Our young children

Where do they go

Ah! Our loud Feminists

They are theorizing

Oh! Groping for theories

Ah! Loud Feminists

Legon Feminists

Cape Vas Feminists

KNUST Feminists

Touched by “Jesus One Touch”

They have been torched

Like the sun on dead petals

Dull, furling and crumbled

Ah! Our loud Feminists

Preach against house-help

But perch atop house-helps

They have been touched

They have been torched

By “Jesus One Touch”

Prophet Kofi Yirenkyi

The he-goat called prophet

Animal that rapes its own

Has touched the Feminists

Has torched the Feminists

Set them ablaze in silence

Kofi Yirenkyi rapes

Rapes his own daughter

With ropes to walk free

Ah! Our loud Feminists

Preachers of equality

Of gender equality

But who exploit females

Who exploits house-helps

Who exploit maid-servants

Who exploit poor Kayayei

Who exploit their class

Who exploit bleached skin

Ah! Our loud Feminists

Torched and set ablaze

Touched by “Jesus One Touch”

Torched by “Jesus One Touch”

Set ablaze in sordid silence

Ah! Our loud Feminists

Preachers of gender equality

Set ablaze in sordid silence

Where do they go

The broken-heart child

Broken-heart females

Oh! Our daughters

Who speaks for them

Who fights their battles

Where do they go

With broken hearts

With torn ligaments

With deflowered petals

Our young children

Where do they go

*Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania

with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In

her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”

poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.