Alfred Mutua Given 24hrs To Apologise to Martha Karua
Atheists in Kenya have given Machakos governor, Alfred Mutua, 24 hours to apologise over his sentiments against Azimio La Umoja One Kenya running mate nominee, Martha Karua, failure to which they will raise the matter with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).
According to the statement dated Friday, May 20, the Atheists have castigated Mutua for referring to Karua as an anti-religion, which the organisation described as inciting and discriminatory against its members.
Harrison Mumia, the society’s president, stated that Karua is qualified to lead the nation whether she is a believer or not.
“Progressive political leadership is per cent possible without religious belief. It doesn’t matter whether Martha Karua is an atheist or not, she can still make a great leader.
“Alfred Mutua’s remarks show that he lacks an understanding of the concept of religious freedom and Constitutionalism at large. Such remarks are responsible for the stigma and discrimination that non-believers in Kenya face,” stated the Atheists group.
“Every person has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion. Every person has the right, either individually or in community with others, in public or in private, to manifest any religion or belief through worship, practice, teaching, or observance, including observance of a day of worship.”
Mutua while attending Kenya Kwanza engagement forum in Nakuru, allegedly referred to the Narc Kenya leader, Martha Karua, as a person who does not believe in God.
“Will you accept someone who does not believe in God to enter into the country’s leadership position?” Mutua questioned.