Religious leaders from the North Rift region have petitioned the State to take firm action against the rogue religious leaders who violate human rights by hoodwinking thir followers.
The leaders drawn from National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Supkem also pushed for vetting of the religious leaders who preach in learning institutions to protect learners from radicalised doctrines.
The leaders maintained that there was need to regulate practices in religious institutions and not beliefs in Kenya to protect citizens against cults.
The leaders backed the creation of a committee to review the status of religious institutions in the country even as they asked the team to move to the grass-root level to engage with the local religious leaders and other stakeholders.
Rev Silas Ruto, a youth representative at NCCK also demanded that all learning institutions should have chaplains to provide proper spiritual teachings.
Sheikh Abubakar Bini, the Fatwa Council of Kenya deputy director, accused some political leaders of sowing seeds of discord among the religious leaders.
Meanwhile, the leaders also appealed to all leaders to forge for unity to ensure that all Kenyans live in peace and harmony.