In the newspaper article above, a very straightforward fact is glaringly being misrepresented.
Any good student of history, or current affairs for that matter, should be able to explain how centuries are counted.
In summary, from 0 to the first 100 years, constitutes the 1st century.
It follows then that from 101-200 is the 2nd century.
Likewise, between 1401 and 1500 is definitely the 15th century.
According to this article, the church in question goes back to the 17th century.
This would mean between 1601 and 1700, right?
Wrong, (not you....the headline writer).
You see, the article goes ahead to say:
'Mumias Anglican Church's history dates back to 1885 when the clergyman was speared to death.'Unless this newspaper wants to rewrite history with the wrong story, the events being quoted never happened in the 17th century.
1885 is actually very close to the 20th century!