Museveni lauded for signing anti-gay bill into law
25 February 2014, 13:01
Nairobi - Anti-gay activists in Kenya lauded Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, for signing the anti-gay bill into law saying the move truly reflected the unity of the African continent against homosexuality.
Kenyans who spoke to CAJ News after the pronouncement of the anti-gay law said the move was positive and a true reflection of African cultures, traditions and religions.
“With or without aid, Africans have spoken about their destiny! If surely and truly there is ever rule of law and democracy in this world, then for once, why not allow Ugandans to exercise their democratic right to choose and go with what the majority of the people want in that country. Why does the West want to violate the majority's rights in favour of a few hand-picked gays and lesbians nurtured in the Western world only to come back to Africa to contaminate our cultures, traditions and religions," said Kelvin Omondi, a Kenyan student in Science and Technology, who is also an anti-gay activist.
Veronica Amonde, a law student and anti-lesbian activist, supported Uganda’s stance.
“Imagine Uganda's estimated 36.35 million population being held to ransom by a merely less than 100 gays and lesbians. That must not be allowed to happen. God divided the world according to continents. A careful study shows that each and every continent has its ways of living with cultures, different traditions, different cultures, different religions and different foodstuffs. Again, if you take a close look into these different continents, they all respect human life, respect God and other universal enshrined human rights, so why does the West want to impose these heinous and satanic practises to Africa,” Amonde said.
Amonde’s sentiments follow resistance to the law by the West.
“The rule of law does not mean what America or the West want, otherwise America and its Western allies are the worst human rights violators in this world,” she said.
Chairman of Kenya's Maendeleo ya Wanaume, Ndiritu Njoya, also condemned the so-called gay and lesbian rights.
While the Kenyan Constitution recognized marriage between two consenting adults of the opposite sex, Njoya argued that such practice in the country was "unfortunate."
“If gays and lesbians are given rights then that will be the end of the world. That is a weapon of mass destruction. It is like terrorism whereby if everybody was gay then the world will come to an end. If all women were lesbians, then who will give birth to children?” asked Njoya.
Speaking in Kampala after signing the anti-gay Bill into law earlier this week, Museveni argued that there was no genetic basis for homosexuality.
“I advise friends from the West not to make this an issue because if they make it an issue the more they will lose. This is social imperialism- to impose social values of one group on our society. I would advise Western countries, this is a no-go area. I don’t mind being in a collision course with the West. I am prepared. We Africans never seek to impose our view on others. If only they could let us alone,” he said.
– CAJ News
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