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Kenya: “There is no room for homosexuality in our society”- Deputy President


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(By Estera Popowska)

Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto has said homosexuality is not allowed [in Kenya] as it goes against Christianity and human nature, Daily nation reported.

The Deputy head of state reportedly assured the religious community of the government’s support in opposing the introduction of same-sex relations in Kenya.

“We would stand with religious leaders to defend our faith and our beliefs. We would not allow homosexuality in our nation, as it violates our religious and cultural beliefs,” said the Deputy President.  

Daily Nation reported Mr Ruto as making those comments during a church service at Jesus Winner Ministry in Kasarani. The leader was accompanied by his wife Rachel.

Early last week, a court ordered the Attorney-General and the National Council of NGOs to register a gays and lesbians’ organisation, arguing that the Constitution protects the rights of minorities such as homosexuals.

“There is no room for homosexuality in our society. Be assured of that.  “When we say this, we are not doing so for us to get votes, but to denounce what we all feel is not right,” Mr. Ruto said (Daily Nation)