Nairobi, 15 May, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) are to start a constitutional amendment process aimed at clarifying “ambiguities” in Kenya’s Constitution of 2010 that they say are being exploited to undermine Kenyan “moral and family values”.
In a statement published May 13 during the 2023 March for Life, KCPF members who attribute the threat to family values to “a liberal foreign ideology” that is seeking to normalize Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Question (LGBTQ) tendencies in the country speak about the process toward their “Linda Jamii Bill” (Community Safeguarding Bill).
“We have consulted church leaders and we have resolved on commencing the process of amending the Constitution,” KCPF members say in their two-page statement dated May 12 and signed by their chairman, Charles Kanjama.
They say, “We are launching a 3-month public participation phase for our draft Bill, Linda Jamii Bill, on proposals to amend the Constitution and clarify ambiguities in the document being misused to push a liberal foreign ideology that attacks and undermines our moral and family values.”
They add that the February 24 Supreme Court decision that gave LGBTQ supporters the right to form associations is one of the ways Kenya’s laws have been misinterpreted to champion homosexuality.