A member of a Kenyan atheist group has abandoned his leadership post within the organization after finding faith in Jesus Christ, the organization announced.
The group Atheists in Kenya Society revealed on Twitter Saturday that its secretary, Seth Mahiga, “made the decision to resign from his position as Secretary of our society.”
The organization explained that “Seth’s reason for resigning is that he has found Jesus Christ and is no longer interested in promoting atheism in Kenya.”
In a statement, Atheists in Kenya Society President Harrison Mumia extended his best wishes to the group’s former secretary.
“We wish Seth all the best in his newfound relationship with Jesus Christ,” Mumia wrote. “We thank him for having served the society with dedication over the last one and half years.
However, Mumia took a slightly different tone in a Twitter post on Sunday.
“It’s a sad day for the Atheists In Kenya Society. Our secretary, Seth Mahiga has resigned saying he’s found, Jesus. Lol!”
Dr Willy Mutunga, the former chief justice of Kenya, responded to that tweet by reminding Mumia that “Article 32(1) of our Constitution provides: Every person has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.” According to Mutunga, “This provision is not a laughing matter.”
On Sunday, Atheists in Kenya Society posted a video of Mahiga announcing his resignation from the group to a congregation of worshipers at Life Church International Nairobi on its Twitter page.
“I’ve been going through some difficulties in life and then I decided to resign as the secretary. So I’m very happy to be here,” he said.
Watch Video Of His Conversion Below