The Atheists In Kenya Society welcomes the decision by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki, to declare Good News International Ministries, led by Paul Mackenzie, as a criminal organized group.
A toxic cocktail of poverty, poor education and easy access to entertaining online sermons have helped such cults thrive in Kenya, to deadly effect.
A lot of Kenyans are flocking to churches in the hope of finding jobs, wealth, and other material possessions. Some pastors, so called prophets, and men and women of God are taking advantage of this situation, resorting to falsehoods, trickery, and theatrics to manipulate their followers.
Religious leaders have a critical role to play in society, but this role should not come at the expense of exploiting their followers.