Who We Are
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Atheists don’t believe in God or the Devil. Atheists are not Devil Worshipers.
As a society, we are committed to secularism – the principle that, in a plural, open society where people follow many different religious and non-religious ways of life, the communal institutions that we share (and together pay for) should provide a neutral public space where we can all meet on equal terms.
We hold the belief that this life is the only life we have, that the universe is a natural phenomenon with no supernatural side, and that we can live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We trust the scientific method, evidence, and reason to discover truths about the universe and place human welfare and happiness at the centre of our ethical decision making.
Many millions of people in Kenya share this way of living and of looking at the world.
Did you know that Kenya has over 700,000 atheists?
More than 700,000 Kenyans are atheists, according to an additional report of the 2019 Population Census Report released in 2019 by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
The report, which gives an insight into the Kenyan population based on their religious beliefs, shows that 755,750 Kenyans do not believe in God. The final census report shows there are 15,777,473 protestants in Kenya, the majority religious group. The number of Catholics is 9,726,169.
The journey to recognition
Where It All Began
In 2014, a group of Kenyans came together under the umbrella of free thinkers. They held regular meetings in Nairobi focused on challenging religious faith.
Registration and suspension
In February 17th 2016, the Government of Kenya registered the atheists in Kenya Society. In April the same year, the government suspended our registration.
In June 2016, Harrison Mumia moved to the High Court to challenge the suspension of the atheists in Kenya society, citing the 2010 Constitution.
In February, 2018, the High Court ruled that the Government of Kenya erred in suspending the atheists in Kenya society. The suspension was quashed.
In January 2019, we held our fist election. An executive committee was elected by members. Harrison Mumia was elected President.
Support for Idriss Lutta
In February 2020, we paid school fees for Idriss Lutta, a student whose mother was unable to raise school fees for his bright son.