Gay Rights Is A Non-Issue For Kenya – President Kenyatta Opposes US Counterpart Obama #Beekhaybee

US President Barack Obama, who is currently
on a visit to Kenya, reaffirmed his position on
homosexuality, which is actually a sensitive
topic for the countries of the African continent.
Tuko.co.ke reports that in the course of the
joint press conference with Kenyan
president Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama spoke about
the incidents of “different” treatment of gay
people.
Kenyatta, when asked about the gay rights
issue, quickly and clearly expressed his
position, saying that homosexuality was a
“non-issue” for Kenya.
The American president said:
“Kenyan government accountable to Kenyan
people… The state should not discriminate
against people based on their sexual
orientation… Freedoms begin to erode when
people are treated different, and bad things
happen.”
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His Kenyan colleague, on his part, explained:
“The fact of the matter is that Kenya and US
Share many values as family but there are some
things that we must admit that we don’t
share. For Kenyans today the issue of gay rights
is a non-issue.”
Recall that gay rights in general, and the anti
same-sex marriages law in particular, became
the point of controversy during Muhammadu
Buhari’s visit to the US. The American side had
previously stated that they would pressure
Nigeria into cancelling the law. However, the
Nigerian leader was categoric, despite the
crucial importance of the US support in the fight
against Boko Haram.
“The issue of gay marriage came up here
yesterday. President Muhammadu Buhari was
point blank. Sodomy is against the law in
Nigeria, and abhorrent to our culture.”
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News source: naij.com

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