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Number Of Protestants, Catholics, Islam And Atheists In Kenya

Religion has been playing a vital role in Kenya's socioeconomic developnent since pre-colonial days.

Kenyans had to shift to new religions the moment they started interacting with foreigners with colonisation providing a perfect opportunity to shift from indeginous religions.

Kenya was colonised by great Britain and with the colonial masters being Christians, 85% of Kenyans are now Christians

According to Kenya bureau of statistics as revealed by standard, Protestant Christians are the majority at 15,777,473.

They are followed by Catholics at 9,726,169 and then evangelicals at 9,648,690. Orthodox Christians come 4th with 201263 members.

After Christianity comes Islam which takes 11% of kenyans. Mandera leads with 856,450 Muslims followed by kwale 520,160 and then Mombasa 450,740.

Nyamira county has the Lowest number of Muslims in Kenya 554 with Bomet coming second with 997 followers.

The total number of Atheists in Kenya stands at 755750 which is 2 out of 100 kenyans. Kilifi County has the highest number 146669 atheists then Nakuru 67640 and finally Nairobi 54841.

Mandera county on the other hand has the Lowest number of Atheists 24 followed by Wajir 39.

Those who subscribe to Africa instituted and traditionalists are 329,2573.

A big majority of kenyans are Christians but, are they fully abiding by the teachings of their greatest teacher Jesus Christ?

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Source : standard, KNBS

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