Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi warned that the government will not allow Adventists students to be forced to attend lessons on the Sabbath as church doctrine has to be given consideration in lessons offered during the weekend.
He warned heads of learning institutions against allowing extra lectures offered on Sabbath (Saturday) as students have to be allowed to attend church services on time.
He further stated that the government will be strict and any institutional heads that flouts the directive will have themselves to blame.
He also cautioned teachers not to allow preachers visiting learning institutions demanding to be given permission to talk to students yet they have ill motives.
Matiangi said that a survey conducted by a task force on education matters revealed that strange preachers have lured several students into joining organizations whose operations were not licensed and might have hidden agenda.
Most students countrywide have been lured into joining sects interfering with their learning process forcing many out of school to indulge in unlawful activities ruining their futures.
The Cabinet Secretary lamented that brilliant learners drop out of school to engage in activities torturing them the rest of their lives.
Students who dropped out of school are leaving miserable life and the government will not remain quite over the issue that is gaining roots into top learning institutions academically.
The predominant Religion in Kenya is Christianity, which is adhered to by an estimated 82.6% of the total population. Islam is the second largest religion in Kenya, practiced by about 11.1% of the total population. Other faiths practiced in Kenya are Baha’i,Buddhism, Hinduism and traditional religions.
Kenya has approximately 1.2 million practicing Seventh Day Adventists.