Kenyan Church leaders want government to rescind bid to register ...

Kenyan Church leaders want government to rescind bid to register atheists

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Kenya National Congress of Pentecostal Churches and Ministries chairman Bishop Mark Kariuki with other representatives of different churches. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The Church fraternity has raised their concerns on any bid to register Atheist Society of Kenya urging the government to rescind such a decision immediately.

In a media briefing in Nairobi on Friday led by Bishop Margret Wanjiru of Jesus is alive ministries, they said that the move is against the constitution of Kenya and goes against the spirit of Christianity in the country.

“Recognizing Atheists Society is in contradiction of the constitution that acknowledges God and the government should rescind its decision and withdraw forthwith.”Wanjiru said

The Christian fraternity in Kenya is also concerned about the banking sector ,registration of churches and corporate bill.

The leaders drawn from diverse denominations say weak governance and structures in the financial sector have eroded confidence in the sector and affected the poor and are now agitating for streamlining and bringing to book those culpable of siphoning depositors money.

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Wanjiru said that the clergy are also concerned of deliberate delay of churches seeking registration.

They also want the Association and corporation bill currently in the Senate be recalled until the consultation is done.

Last year, the association failed in its court attempt to overturn the government’s decision to have a
public holiday coinciding with Pope Francis’ visit.