Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto said Sunday the government will not allow the practice of homosexuality, saying the practice is against Christianity and human nature.
Ruto also assured the religious community of the government support in opposing the introduction of same sex relations in the Kenyan society.
“We will stand with religious leaders to defend our faith and believes. We will not allow homosexuality in our society as it violates our religious and cultural believes,” he said during a church service in Nairobi.
Early last week, a court ordered the Attorney General and the National Council of NGOs to register a gay organization, National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (MGLHRC), arguing that the constitution protected the rights of minorities such as homosexuals.
Same-sex conduct is outlawed in 35 African countries. One of the insidious effects of these laws is that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organizations are denied registration in many of these countries on the grounds that they will be promoting an illegal activity.
This, human rights organization said, has the effect of violating LGBT people’s rights to freedom of association, assembly and expression,
“There’s no room for homosexuality in this country. That one I can assure you,” Ruto assured.”When we say this, we are not saying so as to get votes, but to protect what we all believe is not right.”
The deputy president said contrary to what critics were saying, Kenya was on the right track as the government implemented a series of projects.
He also assured Kenyans of the government’s commitment to unite Kenyans and fight tribalism and tribal leadership. Enditem