Atheists in Kenya slam government for 'preferential' treatment for Christians

They threatened to petition Parliament to probe the ministry over misuse of taxpayers money

Through a press statement, the group condemned the action and called on the Ministry of Culture and Heritage to cancel a state-sponsored tour to Europe for gospel musicians citing that it favored Christians.

President

Harrison Mumia, the group president signed the statement which read in part,“The tour which is meant to showcase Kenya’s culture, goes against the spirit of our constitution, which establishes Kenya as a secular and religiously diverse nation"

"By sponsoring 46 Christian gospel artists for the tour, and excluding artistes from other faiths, the state has given undue privilege to Christians and discriminated against other religious identities.''

“The state should end the marginalization of atheists and members of other religions through the acts of institutional religious discrimination,”

Parliament

Using misuse of public funds as a reason, they threatened to petition Parliament to probe the ministry over misuse of taxpayers money.

The group wants the ministry to re-constitute the travelling party by including members of other faiths.

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