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Omahe, Chacha
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Chacha Omahe was a Kenyan Pentecostal evangelist, church leader, and Bible translator, who pioneered evangelistic work among the Kuria and the Maasai in Kenya. He has also been credited with starting the Ethiopian Pentecostal movement.

Chacha belonged to the Kuria people, an ethnic group residing in the Kenya-Tanzania border region east of Lake Victoria. He was born in the Mara region of Tanzania in 1924 and moved to Kenya in the early 1930s. His father had passed away before he was born, and his mother died when he was young. Ch…

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Haustein, Jörg, “Omahe, Chacha”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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