MP Basil: Why we cannot accept legalization of homosexuality

Yatta MP Robert Basil has weighed in on the ongoing discussion on legalizing homosexuality in Kenya.

Basil said the country should not blink in outlawing the union stating that it is against Religion and African Culture.

He also noted that allowing it will also lead to an increase in HIV infections.

“Research by the Center for Disease Control revealed that gays and bisexual people are the most affected by HIV, for this reason, and many others this should not be allowed to happen in our country despite having other countries support it, “MP Basil said.

The lawmaker also lauded leaders and the clergy for coming out to condemn calls for the legalization of homosexuality.

Basil further called for the curriculum to have an LGBTQ unit that puts everything clear that our society is against it.

Homabay and Nyali MPs George Kaluma and Mohammed Ali have proposed to have the gay community outlawed in the country.

In his proposal, Kaluma wants homosexuality criminalized and the penalty for such acts increased.

President William Ruto on Thursday insisted that the values of Kenya cannot allow homosexuality to prevail.

Last week, the supreme court ruled that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community have the right to association. The judges in their majority ruling said the decision by the lower courts to deny the members of the community in Kenya their right to register as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) was discriminatory.

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