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Atheists in Kenya (AIK) society has castigated Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua over claims that Nark-Kenya party leader Martha Karua does not believe in the existence of God.
AIK leader Nyende Mumia Nyende in a statement stated that Karua, who is the running mate of the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition presidential running mate Raila Odinga, is not one of them.
The official noted that the Constitution recognizes that every person has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion, adding that Karua is qualified to lead the nation regardless of her religious beliefs.
“Progressive political leadership is 100 percent possible without religious belief. It doesn’t matter whether Martha Karua is an atheist or not, she can still make a great leader,” Mumia said.
“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.”
The society demanded a public apology from Mutua within 24 hours failure to which it will raise the matter with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).
“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,” he added.
Speaking during a Kenya Kwanza Alliance engagement forum in Nakuru on Thursday, Governor Mutua claimed Karua is an atheist and urged Kenyans to reject her since Kenya is a Christian nation.
“Ile team ingine pale wamemchukua deputy ambaye sisi ambao tunamfahamu… tunajua yeye anasema ni atheist. Haamini ya kwamba kuna Mungu. Sisi ni nchi ya Wakristo. Je, nyinyi mtakubali mtua ambaye haamini kuna Mungu aingie kule kuongoza nchi yetu?” Mutua is quoted to have said.
Mr. Feminism its not about women but faith. Stay on subject. I would vote for a dog if it does the job
So you are the dog your uncle was talking about electing? Then vote for your other Mutua dog who has been jilted by all his she dogs.
Mutua would not have talked about faith if Karua was another man like him. I think Mutua is an atheist based on the history how he has treated women - his first wife, Lillian nganga, etc.
Mutua is the last person to castigate women on religious matters. How come he couldn’t give respect to Lillian Nganga after using her body for over 19 years? Is that what a Christian does? Stop lecturing Honest table Martha Karua of religious matters.
Mutua has started behaving like a Toddler since he begun drinking from Ruto’s cup of misery.
From my understanding Mutua hasn’t castigated women but talked of Karua’s religious believe as not being here nor there. Being an atheist is covered under the law of freedom of worship and therefore Karua is within her right to exercise the same. The big question comes with the electorate who are denominational or believer’s skeptics of non believers when it comes to representation. And especially when it comes to elective positions where one has to beg one for one’s office.
Who talks about Mutua when he worships his KAMUTI? And KIVETI who can’t stand his babyish ways?
Is Mutua really a Christian? A true Christian shouldn’t be judgmental.
Mutua is a man who attempted to steal 1800 shares of a hotel deal Lillian single handed build alone from scratch. Now Mutua has all of over sudden become the Padre in town? Nonsense.
Who is “sisi ni wakristo” Mutua? Your corruption actions do not portray you as a man who knows God. Wacha ufala Mutua.
Karua may not be qualified to be pope or the archbishop of Canterbury. Vice is a secular position and again kenya is not an Islamic country or a theocracy. Please check our constitution.
If someone proclaims that he is a christian,but his actions show that he is of the devil,he is doing more harm to society than one who is atheist buy lives by the golden rule.
Mutua should know that some of us are more concerned about making abetter life here on earth,and worry about hereafter later,or in our private homes and churches,or whereever we worship.
Statistically, yes Kenya is a christian nation,but there are other faith albeit small in number. If hypothetically we were to replace Karua with a Sikh,- Sukindar,would Mutua still display his favoritism for a chistian?
Last but not least, I would like Mutua to visit Japan, if he hasn't,and find out if Shintoism has something to do with the better standard of living and longevity the enjoy compared to Kenya.
So Mutua disregards Waislamu and traditional African believers? Mutua should advocate for their policy decisions, not personal irrelevant character attacks.
A fallen Christian still better than a fool aka atheist. Tho God can still use any politician for His purpose. But Kwanza still a choice of the future. Azimio represents the past.
The devil is lecturing us on who a Christian is. Mutua has had two divorces and is in a third union with his husband Ruto. You are toast Mutua. You are just jealous of Martha. She got nominated for what you were jumping parties to have. It’s pathetic for a man like you to stoop so low. Kenya is not a Christian nation. Where do you take the Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, traditionalists and others who live in Kenya? Are they madoadoa? You are unfit to lead anyone. How much did Ruto pay you to say that? Preach to the thieves in your party first. No wonder two wives left you. You have an attitude against women, reading from your past. Go to hell my friend. Martha is our DP come August 9.
Alfred Mutua is a hypocrite and a huge conman. He is now properly positioned in UDAku where all the thieves of Kenya’s coffers hide. Mutua should tell Kenyans how he amassed all his wealth in 8 years as a governor. The Devil made Mutua steal from poor people; right?
Kenyan christians are the most corrupt. Ruto the con along with his wife who has now become a magician and a group of pastors from Mt. Kenya are taking their gullible flocks for a ride bribing them to get votes.
The more Mutua opens his mouth the more it becomes apparent why he got dumped. It would seem Lilian was his chief adviser who guided him and now that she is gone he has become a loose cannon. His move to UDA is a guarantee we are seeing the very last of him. Besides he has a hotel to run financed by Masaku tax payers.
Martha is a lost soul, politically speaking, we love her anyway, she’s our sister!
But what is the frickin difference between believing in an imaginary god, and believing none all? Enlightened minds demands prove!
The Democrats will win in August, bigly!
Men, Mutua is a sellout. He acts like the tin god who is able to measure others’ spirituality. We don’t want a pastor in the DP’s office. We need a politician who is well tested and is true to our values not thieves masquerading as the holiest men in the world. We can tell pretenders from true patriots. When it comes to shouting, losers like Mutua shout the loudest. His is a paid mouth.
President Moi ran Kenya to the ground while being a staunch Christian who went to church every Sunday. Your faith is between you and your God.
Believe it or not the Kenyan economy is more worse today than when Moi left. That’s not to say I support what did but just a matter of comparison.
Not true @asista. Kenya's gdp & per Capita income all stagnated during the Moi years, corruption went from high and kicked into overdrive, the infrastructure fell apart, sycophancy became the currency of choice, torture(Nyayo House) and murder (you remember people like Ouko) continued unabated. All this from a "Christian" man. Don't let your dislike for Uhuru blind you my sister.
@asista. Surely ignorance is breeze! I have told you to shut your mouth many times because you are a nincompoop. Moi left kenya’s Economy in the icu. That’s why we don’t want another kalenjin to destroy our country again. Ruto will do far worse than Moi.
Kibaki worked day and night to rebuild the near dead economy Moi left behind. Talk from facts and not from what your illiterate mother told you.
Before you call yourself a "christian," find out the meaning and the origin of this word and its faith. This religion has wrecked havoc to the indigenous people of our continent including the rest of the planet.
Ndugu Mutua: shame on you for associating the people of Kenya with this decadent, slave and colonial-based religion.
This religion is not different from the one whose origins is based on the son of Aminah (Mohammed). Both religions' foundation is based on wiping out authentic traditional and indigenous religions and promoting the concept of inferiority among the colonized and the former slaves from the continent.
Let us not forget that there are over 4,000 religions in the world. Religion is a by-product of peoples culture whose foundation is based on the history, language, and the contemporary traditions of the people.
@ Ndugu Imara Dama, you have succinctly, encapsulated what I have been saying on this forum,and other places as well.And that is african religions are as valid as other religions when viewed,and placed in their right context,and that is"... a by-product of peoples culture whose foundation is based on the history, language...etc".And the fact that there are over 4000 religions in the world underscoreds this point.
Those who care to wonder why so many religions should know that,unlike SCIENCE which provides proof of how things/nature works,or is created, religion deals with questions of faith,and philosophical questions like why we are here ,and if there is God or not,and if he is beliavable or not. With Science there is no blind faith. And since faith is the cornerstone for religious beliefs,you can see how the number could even surpass the 4,000 figure mentioned here. It also answers why people believe the absurd,and illogical things-JUST BELIEVE. If you question your faith will be shaken,and you know what that would lead to...My two cents.
Now Kenyans understand what Lillian Muli has been undergoing. Mutua educated in in civil matters just talks without understanding basic human rights in Kenya. What a pity to UDA group.
What happened to the roads Alfred Mutua was putting tarmac 1Km per minutes? By now all roads in Machakos should have tarmac.
If you go by actions - instead of fake piety - Martha is more Christian than Ruto and his corrupt band. But it's up to the voters.
Alfred mutua phd is from an idiot university . He is a christian that is why he has stolen county money and all christians akina uhuru ruto are very clean . i say hiding in the name of being christian, born again, priestess, being able to turn dirty water to clean water is all fake .It is hiding in the name of christianity . what about the indians ie the meru Mp indian he must be sikh or hindu . Mutua stary put
The problem we are facing in Kenya is all these FAKE BISHOPS , PRIESTESSES ETC. they use all kind of charm to win poor kenyans who are looking for social life . the only social life left for us is the church but because all these churches of many waters share one interest '10% or your income some even ask for payslip and they want 10% of gross not net . and we are blinded 10% wil get us to heaven. Mutua is now on a brainwashing course to the poor fellow . Karua for deputy president Hurrah!!
Religious beliefs should not be brought up in any election debate unless you’re running for a priesthood position!
Many past Kenyan presidents have been “christians” who have committed the worst criminal offenses against our Nation, and it’s people!
Most current “religious” leaders have supported criminals who have run our Country aground through corruption! They’re not any better!
We no longer have the likes of Rev. Njoya and Rev Muge! God Bless their souls!
Mutua should stop castigating women. The man do