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Uhuru, Obama disagree on Gay rights

25 July 2015, 18:36 William Korir at State House

Nairobi - And so it was.

The issue of gay rights in Kenya played out at State House Nairobi Saturday as President Uhuru Kenyatta and US President Barrack Obama both had their turn to address the pertinent issue of Gay rights in Kenya.

Obama insisted that there was room for gays to be treated well in Kenya but also stated that he was of the opinion that they should keep their business their own.

On his part, President Kenyatta stated that Kenya at the moment has more pressing issues to deal with other than gay rights.

They were speaking at a joint press conference at State House Nairobi after holding bilateral talks.

" I think that as long as people are in their jobs and are law abiding citizens, they should be treated as such, with good intention," Obama stated.

On the other hand, Uhuru simply stated that Kenya had no time for such issues.

" At the moment, the fact is that Kenyans want to know about issues of job creation, security and other important matters and not such non issues," he stated.

There had been an issue with Gay rights after Deputy President William Ruto who had stated that Obama would not be allowed to speak on the matter.

Ruto did not address the nation during the gathering.

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