Nairobi, 13 September, 2023 / 10:42 pm (ACI Africa).
The Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has termed as “very unfortunate” the Supreme Court of Kenya decision to dismiss the petition that sought to challenge the same apex Court's February 24 ruling that allowed the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons (LGBTQ) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the East African nation.
In an interview with ACI Africa Wednesday, September 13, a day after the dismissal of the filed by Homa Bay Town Member of Parliament (MP), George Peter Opondo Kaluma, Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Mombasa said the court’s decision amounts to promoting LGBTQ in Kenya.
“It is very unfortunate. If you legalize something, it means you are promoting it,” Archbishop Kivuva said, and added, “Registering them (LGBTQ associations) means you are giving life to the behaviors. If you join a football club it means you are ready to play football.”
According to the Kenyan Catholic Archbishop, the LGBTQ agenda is being promoted in the country by ill-motivated people, and went on to question why such ideologies are being permitted in Kenya.
“We had a seating with the former and current president and they were clearly against this. Why is this happening now? Is money exchanging hands? Is money the only thing we need?” the Chairman of KCCB queried during the September 13 interview with ACI Africa.