Religion’s In Kenya

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In Kenya, majority of the people or population are Christians. The constitution of Kenya guarantees freedom of religion and worship to its people .The Christians of Kenya comprises of the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches as the most established Christian denominations, other well established Kenyan religions and denominations include the Africa Inland Church (AIC), Seventh Day Adventists (SDA), and the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA). In addition, there are number of Evangelical Churches and Independent Kenyan Christian churches. A good example is Uzima-Tele in Kasarani.

Islam is another major religion in Kenya. It’s mostly include the Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims. Most of Muslims are found at the coastal region of Kenya and as well as the northeastern regions of Kenya. Nairobi also has numerous mosques and a notable Muslim following. The Muslims in Kenya practice their religion freely and have courts called Kadhi courts which are given certain jurisdiction over certain civil matters like divorce and inheritance under the constitution of Kenya.

Few Kenyans do practice Hinduism and Sikhism as mostly are Indians. Most reside in major towns across Kenya like Thika, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi. People practicing Hinduism in Kenya are estimated to be like 0.14%.

Others Kenyans lack religion and practice traditional methods. The Maasai, Samburu, Turkana and Pokot tribes are a good examples of communities practicing traditional religion. Traditional religion is based of natural things and reverence to ancestors, so most religious rites are therefore followed to the letter.

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