US President Barack Obama will not be allowed to discuss homosexuality during his impending visit, Kenya National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has said.
Muturu said Parliament and citizens have the capability “to sanction any advances perceived to encroach on our social fabric”.
“We will demonstrate firmness against such obtrusions,” he assured.
“As an individual and a Christian, I am opposed to homosexuality and cannot condone gay practices.”
He spoke in Siakago, Embu on Sunday during celebrations to mark the 18th anniversary of the Mbeere Anglican Diocese.
Muturi said Kenyans should stop their obsession with gay debates as the constitution forbids the practice.
The constitution has provisions safeguarding Christianity and Islam against the “practices being advanced by the West in the guise of human rights”, he noted.
“In any case, even engaging in sodomy is a crime under the Kenyan penal code,” he said.
Muturi said responsibility for freedom of expression must be taken even though it is enshrined in the constitution.
“Individual rights must not violate the rights of others. Those advancing gay rights must similarly appreciate our Christian, Islamic and African traditional values which abhor homosexuality,” he said.
Leaders who attended the function opposed the sexual orientation saying it goes against Christian and African values.
Noting that biblical doctrines must not be compromised, they said they will resist any attempts to impose gay marriage on Kenyans.
They included Embu Governor Martin Wambora, Senator Lenny Kivuti, MPs Cecily Mbarire (Runyenjes) and Charles Njagagwa (Mbeere North) and women’s representative Rose Mitaru.
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