The Atheists in Kenya Society (AIK) accuses their former secretary, Seth Mahiga, of fraud.
Mahiga allegedly withdrew an unknown amount of money from the company’s bank account without the knowledge of the Executive Committee.
AIK President Nyende Mumia says committee members were shocked when they visited their bank on Friday only to find that their account was missing a huge sum.
“The new Executive Committee, including myself, new Treasurer Samson Mbavu and new Secretary Mary Kamau, visited KCB today only to be informed that former Secretary Seth Mahiga had withdrawn funds from the Atheists In Kenya Society bank account without our approval . ”Mumia said in a statement.
Mahiga resigned from AIK last May, saying he was no longer interested in promoting atheism in Kenya because he had found Jesus Christ.
“Regrettably, our secretary, Mr. Seth Mahiga, made the decision tonight to step down as secretary of our society. Seth’s reason for resigning is that he has found Jesus Christ and is no longer interested in promoting atheism in Kenya, ”Mumia said in a press release.
Until his resignation, Mahiga was the company’s secretary for a year and a half. A video shared on social media showed Mahiga at church and told the ward, “I’ve been through some difficulties in life. … I am so happy to be here. “
AIK was registered as a company under the Societies Act, Cap 108 on February 17, 2016.
According to the 2019 National Census, the total number of atheists in Kenya is 755,750, which is about 2.5 percent of the total population of the country.
Kilifi County had the highest number of infidels at 146,669, followed by Nakuru (67,640), Nairobi (54,841), Narok (45,617), Kiambu (30770), Kitui (23,778), Meru (20,985) and Mombasa (11,148).