Nairobi, 14 November, 2019 / 1:38 am (ACI Africa).
As the three-day International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) is underway in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, ACI Africa caught up with Kenyan citizens who shared their reactions regarding the Summit. Voices of disappointment seem to persist.
“We are against the whole agenda of ICPD25,” Ms. Ann Kioko, the Campaigns Director for CitizenGo in Africa reacted and added, “We have seen the agenda, their program of action and the commitments and everything they are discussing in that conference; it’s not as per our mission, objectives and what we stand for.”
“I have been following online and I have seen presentations on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual reproductive health rights and I know that what we have been speculating about this conference is true,” Ms. Kioko whose job focuses on defending life, family and liberty told ACI Africa on the sidelines of ICPD25 Pro-Life side events.
Referencing participants in ICPD25 at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), the venue of the Summit, Ms. Kioko remarked, “It is a group of radical feminists, radical abortionists that are inside that KICC, but the good thing is that what will be discussed there will just go with the wind.”
She faulted ICPD25 for not being pro-women and their development decrying, “I am a woman who is very hurt that that conference is happening, because they want me to have legal abortion, to kill my own babies and to push for all these extreme agenda.”