In a rather surprising move that many especially in Kenya did not except, former Boys II Men manager and the late Michael Jackson’s promoter Qadree El-Amin sought divine intervention in Mount Kenya after losing a court case in March 2017 in which he was seeking a 1.6% stake in the late pop star’s wealth.
Amin was accompanied by American Hip Hop producer Prince Michael.
The duo jetted into the country on October 1 and were received warmly in Nyeri County in line with the Kikuyu community cultures which was follows by their induction into the community.
This was characterized by the two getting Kikuyu names in which Amin was baptized ‘Mungai’ which means man of God while Michael was named Muchiri which means an advocate.
The duo also laid wreaths at the grave of Elijah Kamitha Kiambati, who revived the Mt. Kenya Prayer Walk in 1935 turning it into a national event.
In a Los Angeles court, El-Amin in his case that the late Michael Jackson had promised him a 1.6% stake in proceeds of any business arising out of a new company that the pope star registered immediately after he was acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005.
El-Amin said Jackson made the promise in a Tokyo hotel while they were on tour in Japan.
The judge however ruled that El-Amin had filed the claims out of the required applications window and also added that he should have made the claims while the musician was still alive.
El-Amin while speaking in Kimahuri Village in Kieni Constituency on Sunday said that since he is ready to go back to the US after seeking divine intervention.
Now that I have visited the shrine, and spoke to God, I will head back to the U.S. and refrain from causing any trouble,” said El-Amin.
Prince Michael who said he is Mount Kenya Ambassador is planning a pilgrimage plan that will see pilgrims visit the prayer site with the inaugural event scheduled for December 27,with 144,000 people having confirmed their attendance. He went ahead to call on the government to invest in marketing Kenya’s highest mountain saying it has great potential as a tourism destination.