Thursday, July 23, 2020

Atheists in Kenya (AAK) lashed out at University of Nairobi for organising a prayer rally to fight Coronavirus

The University of Nairobi, On Tuesday, announced plans to hold a virtual inter-denominational prayer day on Thursday, July 23rd to chase Coronavirus out of the country.

The Association of Atheists in Kenya (AAK) lashed out at University for organising a prayer rally to fight Coronavirus.

In a statement signed by the society’s President, Harrison Mumia, the atheists called out the University for seeking ‘supernatural’ solutions to human problems.

“World-class universities like the University of Oxford have recently developed and are currently testing a vaccine for Coronavirus.”

“We find it odd that the University of Nairobi, an institution of higher learning, is institutionalizing prayer days

Further, the society asked Kenyan universities to channel their energies towards making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge through research, science and innovation.

“We are not against the freedom of worship and religion, we condemn the institutionalization of prayer days at UoN.

“Sub-Saharan Africa is at the bottom of every indicator in research and world class universities.”

It was further said that the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama, should abolish prayer days and focus on building robust academic research systems at the university of Nairobi.

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