Corruption is not a sin, Kenya's non believers say
24 November 2015, 12:50
Nairobi - Corruption is not a sin, Kenya's atheists have said, in response to President Uhuru Kenyatta's declaration over the vice.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had on Monday asked religious leaders to declare corruption a sin and crime against humanity, in regard to the heightened levels of corruption affecting the country in recent times.
But the Kenyan chapter of Atheists, AIK says that the President was wrong in calling Corruption a sin as the country is a secular state.
" Article 8 of the Constitution is very clear. It establishes Kenya as a Secular state and thus the separation of the state and religion is the foundation of the Constitution. It makes sure that there is no mixing of the affairs of the state and religion," the AIK said in a statement Tuesday.
They urged the President to dissociate Corruption from religion.
" We urge the President and the government not to make the fight against Corruption a religious or Spiritual affair," they added.
The President made the remarks Monday in a state of the nation address regarding corruption.
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