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Ruto, Raila Stand Firm In Dismissing Supreme Court LGBTQ Decree

Ruto, Raila Stand Firm In Dismissing Supreme Court LGBTQ Decree

Kenyan President William Ruto and Azimio leader closed ranks on criticizing the Supreme Court ruling on gays and lesbians citing Kenya is a religious nation.

The head of state while speaking to the masses during International Women’s day celebrations in Nairobi warned that he will not allow same sex marriages to take place under his watch.

“Do not worry . It will happen elsewhere;it won’t happen in Kenya.We know that there are many people spreading this idea, our children in universities are being pressured by these dirty teachings.I ask all religious leaders in the country to stand firm and educate our children and Kenyans so that we don’t lose our customs, Christian and Islamic religious beliefs to platforms that are preaching foreign concepts,” he added.

Similarly Mr Odinga who hosted council of Imam’s yams preachers of Kenya(CIPK) in Nairobi led other Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition principals including Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka,Eugene Wamalwa and Jeremiah Kioni in condemning the Supreme Court ruling and accused President Ruto of advancing the beliefs of single religion against the laws of Kenya,
“Article 45 (2) of our constitution states that every adult has a right to marry a person of the opposite sex based on the free consent of the parties and that’s the law,”

This comes at a time when the judicially over stepped its mandate in allowing registration of homosexual groups.

Raila Odinga further claimed that it wasn’t the role of the judiciary to make laws and if there was a Lacuna, you go to parliament for laws to be amended. Parliament hasn’t amended any laws regarding homosexuality and if they have to then they must do it in line to article 45(2) said Raila Odinga.

However the former prime minister criticized President Ruto over what he termed as elevating Christianity at the expenses of other religions in the country.

“The constitution recognizes Kenya as a secular state and as a leader you must recognize all religions.There is no religion better than the other and they are all equal since they all talk about God.”

However other leaders pointed out that the penal code and the constitution remain clear that homosexuality is illegal and they further weighed not on president Ruto’s apparent favoritism towards the Christian religion saying they should respect the constitution.

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