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Homosexuality not accepted in Kenya, Ruto

03 May 2015, 16:30 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Homosexuality will not be allowed in Kenya, Deputy President William Ruto has stated, saying it is both religiously and constitutionally unacceptable.

Ruto, speaking Sunday in Nairobi's Kasarani area during a church service, insisted that the recent court ruling allowing the formation of a Gay rights interest group has not gone unnoticed and that the government would not allow the practice to sink its teeth into the country.

" We will stand with religious leaders to defend our faith and beliefs. We will not allow homosexuality in our society as it violates our religious and cultural beliefs," he said.

The Deputy President was speaking during a church service at Jesus Winner Ministry in Kasarani.

He was accompanied by his wife Rachel.

His comments come a week after the High Court ordered the Attorney General and the NGO's Coordination Board to register a gay and lesbian rights' organisation. The Court said the constitution protects the rights of minorities including homosexuals.

" There’s no room for homosexuality in this country. That one I can assure you," Ruto said.

" We are not saying this to get votes but to protect what we all beliefs," he added.

The Deputy Presidents further said that Kenya is on the right track despite comments from critics. He said the visit by US President Barrack Obama in July was an indication that the government is headed in the right direction.

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