The taskforce to review laws governing churches will start receiving views from Kenyans starting Tuesday next week.
The Committee formed by President William Ruto early last month will begin holding County-based citizen engagements meetings next week on Tuesday from 6 am -5 pm.
The team will kick off its sittings in Kilifi County on June 13th at the Kilifi social hall before splitting into three groups moving to Lamu, Tana River and Kwale Counties the following day.
Chaired by former NCCK Secretary General Mutava Musyimi, the 17-member committee is expected to propose legal and governance changes to prevent religious extremism.
Other members include; Bishop Mark Kariuki, Bishop (Dr.) Eli Rop, Archbishop Maurice Muhatia, Judy Thongori, Rev (Dr.) Alphonse Kanga, Bishop Philip Kitoto and Dr. Faridun Abdalla will sit on the committee as members.
They will also be joined by Prof. Musili Wambua, Joseph Khalende Wabwire, Mary Awuor Kitegi, Charles Kanjama, Leah Kasera, Nancy Murega and Wilson Wanyanga.
Martin Ndiwa Talian and Maria Goretti Nyariki will serve as the task force’s joint secretaries.
The task force’s main responsibilities will include identifying gaps that have allowed extremist religious organizations to set up shop in Kenya, as well as formulate a legal framework preventing radical religious entities from operating locally.
The task force will conclude its sittings in Nairobi with the team conducting engagements on the 2nd ,7th and 8th of August at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.