Why Atheists in Kenya Want February 17 Declared a Public Holiday

President of Atheists in Kenya Harrison Mumia.

President of Atheists in Kenya Harrison Mumia.

By Sylvania Ambani

The Atheists in Kenya Society is asking the government to declare February 17 a public holiday to celebrate the "freedom" that the non-believers' body offer.

In a letter addressed to interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, the society said it was their constitutional right to receive equal treatments, equal protection and benefits of the law.

"On the 17th of February, we want to celebrate the fact that atheism frees up a lot of time that would otherwise be wasted in worship. We want to celebrate atheism because it prevents one from being ripped off by religious charlatans," the society's president harrison Mumia said.

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