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Governor condemns increased homosexuality in Diani

12 March 2015, 15:16 Zainabu Juma Dena

Kwale - Kwale County Governor, Salim Mvurya has condemned the rising cases of homosexuality involving foreigners and local youths in the tourist resort town of Diani.

Mvurya said the upsurge in the vice must be nipped in the bud as it is likely to bring South Coast which is a popular tourist destination, into disrepute.

He said Diani was recently voted among the top 25 best beaches in the world in the latest Travelers’ Choice Awards and thus something must be done to protect the region’s popularity as a leading tourist destination.

A visibly angry Mvurya said gay sex relationships are un-African and will not be tolerated especially at a time when the County’s beach destination is riding on the wave of international recognition which is expected to attract more visitors.

“The culprits should not be spared and must be brought to book,” he warned.

Read Also: Arrested Diani gays to remain in police custody

The Governor was reacting to claims of the existence of a syndicate that is allegedly recruiting young men into homosexuality and using them to shoot gay videos.

Already, two men linked to the syndicate have been charged in a Kwale Law Court over the same.

The gay sex issue came to the fore last month following the circulation of pornographic pictures on social media.

The youths are reportedly being lured with money by foreigners who then go ahead to use them as actors in their gay sex videos.

It is suspected the videos are sold abroad by the syndicate believed to have international links.

The Governor’s comments come at a time when local leaders are being accused of not coming out strongly to condemn the vice.

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