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Govt halts registration of new religious organisations

12 November 2014, 10:35 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – The Government’s State Law Office, responsible for registration of religious organisations and welfare associations, has placed an embargo on registration of new churches, mosques and temples until further notice.

The Attorney General (AG), Githu Muigai, said the directive is to allow the government put in place regulatory measures to curb illicit activities of certain religious institutions exploiting followers.

“State Law Office issues a moratorium on registration of new religious organisations with effect from November 11, 2014 until further notice,” said Muigai.

“Meanwhile, all registered religious organisations are hereby directed to file returns of the current status with the Registrar of Societies, Sheria House, 1st Floor, Room 107,” headed.

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The AG said the registered churches should provide the Registrar with full name of the Society, registration number, date of registration and full particulars of office bearers, copy of identification card, passport photo and a copy of the KRA personal identification number (PIN).

Muigai revealed that the Office has invited various religious organisations, Parliamentary committee on Justice and Legal Affairs and the Commission on the Implementation of the Constitution for a meeting on November 14, 2014 to discuss proposed regulations on religious organisations operating in the country.

“The recent media reports on the alleged illicit activities of certain religious institutions have necessitated our taking of remedial actions in order to restore public confidence,” said Muigai.

He asserted that the government respects and upholds the rights and freedom of worship and the proposed church regulations intend to protect citizens from exploitation by some scoundrel preachers.

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