Governor Mutua Given 24 Hour Ultimatum to Apologize Over Atheist Remarks Against Karua
Peter Kyeti
1 month ago

Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua's sentiments against Azimio la Umoja One Kenya running mate nominee, Martha Karua, has seen him get a 24-hour ultimatum to apologize from the Atheists Society of Kenya, failure to which they will raise the matter with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

In a statement dated Friday, May 20, the Atheists have castigated Mutua for referring to Karua as an anti-religion, which the organization 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 percent 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's face," stated the Atheists group.

Defending its statement, the society noted that the freedom of worship is enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution.

"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 the 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 the country's leadership position?" Mutua questioned.