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August 4th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Kenya's churches unite against draft constitution

Kenya's Christian churches have unified against a proposed new constitution for the east African powerhouse, saying it will offer abortion on demand and give Muslims special rights.

Voters in Kenya are due to decide Wednesday whether the new constitution goes through. It's designed to reduce political tensions in a country where the last national vote led to violence that left more than 1,000 people dead.

But the wholesale rewriting of the country's constitution has opened up a can of worms, according to the country's Christian churches.

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- Newsdesk editor, The CNN Wire

Filed under: Abortion • Africa • Christianity • Politics

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. guster

    Hey, at least they can vote. The people of Kenya will have to figure out for themselves what works for them. I pray they do not adopt abortion on demand as it will lead to other moral decay in their society. Won't be long till they will be as morally bankrupt as us.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  2. TheRationale

    Muslims deserve no special rights – nobody does. Period.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:40 am |
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