New rules seek to rein in errant religious leaders

'Prophet' Victor Kanyari during the interview on November 4, 2014. The government has proposed a raft of tough new measures that could radically change the way religious organisations conduct their business. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Religious organisations will also have to disclose if members of the same family are holding any leadership positions in the same outfit.
  • They will have to state all their assets and liabilities and any affiliations with foreign religious groups.
  • He announced that the rules will be gazetted by the end of January after religious leaders give their input within the next 14 days.
  • All religious societies and religious umbrella bodies are required to comply with the new rules within one year from the day they come into force.

The government has proposed a raft of tough new measures that could radically change the way religious organisations conduct their business.

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