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I am Intersex, Apostle Darlan Rukih Moses comes out of the Closet

I am Intersex, Apostle Darlan Rukih Moses comes out of the Closet

By George Barasa

For the past 35 years, his life has been an empty shell, filled with shame and guilt. Coming to terms with the fact that he was intersex (person with both the male and female sex organs) was too much to bear for Apostle Darlan Rukih Moses.

The father of three adopted children (with the same condition) says he’s now ready to come out of the
closet, and speaking tone of Kenya’s dailies, Moses says he is proud of being intersex and has gone public to help raise awareness as well as advocate against discrimination of people with this condition.

“I underwent a medical examination and the doctors confirmed I have a normal uterus, ovaries and I can bear children,” Moses says of his initial medical assessment.

A gospel musician, Moses was born in Bondo where his mother was shocked after the doctors announced her baby had two sex organs.

“My mother tells me that she had to conceal the truth for fear of wrath from the community. The Luo
community treats such cases as a bad omen. I could have been killed had my community gotten wind of my condition. She also told me that she feared that we could have both been thrown out of our home,” said Moses, recalling that when he turned 14, his body begun to develop feminine features.

“I was shocked when I experience my first monthly periods, my breasts and hips begun to grow. However, my mother took me to a local dispensary where I was given some medication and some of the features like the growth of breasts and hips stopped,” he recollects.

In a past interview, Moses claimed he became more aware of his condition after his stepfather once
molested him, something whose details he does not like to get into. Married now, Moses says his wife has accepted him although it was difficult for her in the beginning.

  • Anonymous

    Just be yourself the way you have been. God knows why he created you that way and I like the way you have not hated yourself. Keep on praying for those who can’t come out and reveal whatever they are going through. I might be one of them in one way or another going through some un-bearable sitution though not same but as a person would like to get your contacts so that you can assist me prayers.

    God bless

  • Rosemelle Nyangi

    Your music is amazing just like your story. You are truly a manifestation that we are all created equal. Your absolute faith inspires me to anchor my resolve in the saying that no adversity can be greater than ones’ destiny.

  • Anonymous

    GOd know

  • Anonymous


  • Vayo

    Apostle. you were created for a purpose, had you coiled and hid, we could not be getting God’s blessing through you. I thank God for you, continue blessing us. i love your songs wuod ruoth.

  • Anonymous

    God has a purpose for you. Live your life to the fullest Apostle

  • Thank you apostle. I am blessed by your songs and and the fact that you appreciate God for you

  • Koven Koven

    Extra ordinary. There is need for these kind of people to be protected. They should come out and be recognised by the world.
    Here is a hero, Rukih has made it true that they exits and that parents should protect their children regardless of their conditions as they may turn out to be
    great people just like Apostle, who now understands both men and women and can teach what they must do for peaceful coexistence in their families.
    Man of God, am blessed!!

  • Anonymous

    your are Gods choose

  • David Oginde

    Amazing man with an amazing story and what powerful songs! The man with seven images…how true! God bless Rukih.

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