Nairobi, 08 October, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop the push by atheists in Kenya to ban religious education.
On September 20, members of the Atheists in Kenya Society (AIK) petitioned the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to do away with Christian, Islamic and Hindu Religious Education (CRE, IRE, and HRE) from the education syllabus arguing that the current syllabus assumes that Kenya has only three religions, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
“We are very concerned with the recent push by the irreligious to scrap religious education in schools. Kindly shred the petition by the atheists immediately,” CitizenGo officials tell the leadership of KICD Tuesday, October 5.
If KICD fails to scrap AIK’s petition, CitizenGo officials say, they will “take further action.”
The activists who describe AIK as an “attention-seeking group” also call upon the Kenyan government “to protect our children from these idle minds whose purpose is to destroy our children and their future.”