Atheists sue AG over deregistration of their society
20 July 2016, 18:02
Nairobi - Atheists In Kenya (AIK) have sued the Attorney General, Githu Muigai and the Registrar of Societies over the suspension of the registration of their society.
The group wants the court to issue a declaration that atheism is not unconstitutional in any way and quash the suspension and deregistration of their society.
AIK president Harrison Mumia said they received a letter in April this year from the registrar of societies informing them of the suspension of their society after registration.
“The decision was arrived at without according us a fair hearing,” Mumia said terming the registrar’s action as malicious.
He said the suspension should be lifted with immediate effect because the Kenyan constitution recognises atheism.
“Atheism is an inalienable right and fundamental freedom of conscience, belief and opinion enshrined and protected under article 32 of the constitution of Kenya,” Mumia added.
The AG suspended the registration of AIK following complaints from a section of religious leaders.
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