Kenyans went on streets yesterday warning United States President Barrack Obama to forget the gay talk once he visits the later this month.
Protesters marching in Nairobi, Kenaya’s capital city yesterday morning chanting anti-gays slogans; “We do not want Obama and Obama, we do not want Michelle and Michelle,” they chanted. “We want Obama and Michelle and we want a child!”
Protest organizer and evangelical Christian pastor Bishop Mark Kariuki told journalists that is important for Obama to visit Kenya but he should not talk about gay issues.
“It is important for us as Kenyans to know that the US is not God, and thus we cannot follow them blindly,” Kariuki said.
Kenayan Lawmaker Charles Njagagua is persuading legislators to kick President Obama out of parliament building the second he mentions gay rights.
Justin Muturi, speaker of Kenya’s National Assembly has also said that the government would “sanction any advances perceived to encroach on our social fabric.”
Deputy President William Ruto was recently quoted by local media telling Christians; “We have heard that in the U.S. they have allowed gay relations and other dirty things. I want to say as a Christian leader that we will defend our country Kenya, we will stand for our faith and our country.”
Homophobia is prevalent in Kenya and gay sex remains illegal where it was outlawed under British colonial legislation.
Obama’s visit to Kenya will be the first since he took over USA presidency in 2009.