Atheists in Kenya push for one-child policy
The Atheists in Kenya Society has called on the government to introduce a one-child policy to control Kenya’s population.
In a statement, the Society’s President, Harrison Mumia, argued that limiting families to having only one child will benefit future generations by reducing the competition for jobs and inevitably improving the unemployment rate.
“A decrease in the Kenyan population will lead to less competition among citizens for jobs and unemployment alleviated,” Mumia said.
“We urge President Ruto’s government to implement a one-child policy to control the population in Kenya. A one-child policy will provide many advantages for future generations, both socially and economically.”
The organisation added that a reduction in Kenya’s population will lead to less competition among citizens for jobs, and reduced unemployment.
It also claimed that studies show that Kenya has one of the highest rates of out-of-wedlock births in Africa, and as such, implementing the one-child policy will not only promote family planning but also control the country’s population growth and improve the quality of Kenya’s population.
“Too many births in Kenya is one of the reasons why we are experiencing economic hardship and backwardness,” Mumia added.
The organisation also reiterated that the population should be controlled to fight poverty in Kenya.
“Too many births in Kenya is one reason we are experiencing economic hardships and cultural backwardness. The population should be controlled to combat poverty in Kenya,” he said.