Ambrose Rachier explains what free masonry entails.
Gor Mahia football club chairman, Ambrose Rachier explains what free masonry entails.
Speaking on NTV, he refuted claims that Free masonry is a cult of devil worshipers involving human sacrifices to acquire wealth.
Rachier argued that in the Holy Bible,King Solomon, the son of David, was the first Freemason and that some of their values are borrowed from his successes, including building a temple for the almighty.
He revealed that, for one to join the group, he or she must be referred by a member who is already in the group unlike churches where one walks in.
Just like a job application, The member would then go to their meetings which happen in specific halls, to propose the name of a new person interested in becoming a Freemason.
Rachier stated,”First is when you get to hear bout it, and you are lucky to get in there. I am saying lucky in the sense that unless you hear it from somebody else, you may never be interested in it.”
“So I would give you a talk, and then go to a meeting and propose that I have somebody that I would like to introduce. We will then invite you to an interview; we talk to you about a few things. In particular, we are concerned about your family, what they will think about you because of all these negative views, and if there is any rejection.”Rachier added.
After that, there is an initiation process which he cautioned that only members are suppposed to know.
Rachier stated,”No, there is no oath-taking, but there is nothing wrong with oath-taking anyway. There is no strange oath that anyone takes in freemasonry.”
He further stated that there are ranks in free masonry; Junior, a fair craft person and apprenticeship position.
Rachier said,”There are others that go on to the highest degree that you can get to, which is what we call the 33rd degree.”
The rules in the society include secrecy, only men are allowed to join( however, they are formulating ways for women to join), prohibition of behaviours that undermine the group.
Rachier said,”We join freemasonry to propagate charity. There are a few wealthy people in freemasonry, and there are those people who live ordinary lives like me.”
He added that most influential people are in the group.
Rachier said,”Some of them are businessmen, some are medical practitioners, and lawyers, and there is no discrimination as to what kind of person you are. Some of them are judges of our courts. The common denominator is not wealth it is charitable practices.”
They are located in Mombasa, Nakuru, and Nyeri, among other places, where members attend their services at 6 pm on specific dates.