Kenya The Plot That Never Was

A mysterious memo stirs a furor in Nairobi

Talk about a preposterous plot. An obscure fundamentalist church in Boone, N.C., raises millions of dollars from Ku Klux Klan members. The mission: to topple the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The conspiracy is carried out by American missionaries, all of them part of a sophisticated network that includes a satellite, a radio station and an oceangoing ship.

These details come not from a pulp adventure novel but from a fund-raising "memo" written on the stationery of the Foscoe Christian Church in Boone. Addressed to "Klu ((sic)) Klux Klan members," it boasts that $80 million has already been collected...