Atheists in Kenya (AIK) vocal president Harrison Mumia has accused the government through his letter to the State, of giving special treatment to Christians and Muslims and turning a blind eye on atheists.
In the letter seen by KenyanBulletin, Mumia orders the government to recognize February 17th a National Holiday.
According to Mumia, the government has taken them and their non-believing act for granted citing the decision by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to gazette Monday, August 12th, as a public holiday to mark the Islamic Festival of Eid ul Adha.
“This declaration amounts to religious privilege that the dominant religions in Kenya (Christians and Muslims) have enjoyed since independence, courtesy of the Kenyan Government and the current Constitution,” he said in a letter.
He went on adding that,
“In order to end this social inequity that is rooted in history and the normalization of Christianity and Islam as the de facto religions in Kenya, we demand that CS Fred Matiang’i declares February 17th as an atheist holiday,” Mumia added.
Mumia said the declaration of February 17th as atheists’ holiday would end the abhorrence they face from members of dominant religious groups in the country.