Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Starting out as a religion for the poor who were largely excluded in the modernizing world, Pentecostalism was reared, for decades, as a religion in the margins of social and economic power. In the mid-1990s, African countries liberalized the media-scape, allowing market dynamics to drive the mass media industry. Up until the 1990s, Kenyan radio and television were dominated by a single national broadcaster, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), also the mouthpiece of the ruling party KANU, …

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Gitau, Wanjiru, “Kenya”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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