Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula has joined other top leaders in the country to castigate the Supreme court judgment that gave LGBTQ community the freedom to associate and further register as a non governmental organization.
Wetangula says Kenya is a deeply religious country and any attempts to allow LGBTQ activity is a move to erode morality.
“The Supreme Court pronouncement may lead to unintended and unhelpful consequences,” he said.
In a tweet, the speaker further stated that each individual, institutions including the Judiciary has a mandate of upholding public morals.
His sentiments come a day after the Attorney General Justin Muturi joined the church in challenging the judgment. stating that Kenyans should be allowed to weigh in on the matter through views and opinions.
Muturi stated that the discussion should be brought to the church for debate.
On its part, the church has vehemently disagreed with the ruling stating that it will erode the moral fiber of the Nation.The latest to speak on the matter is the catholic church underscoring its commitment to uphold doctrinal values regarding sexuality and marriage.
The Apex stated that despite homosexuality being illegal in Kenya, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning persons (LGBTQ) still have a right of association.
“Homosexuality being illegal in Kenya, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning persons (LGBTQ) still have a Right of Association.”
“It would be unconstitutional to limit the right to associate through denial of registration of an association purely based on the sexual orientation of the applicants,” the court ruled
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, Justice Smokin Wanjala, and Justice Njoki Ndung’u ruled in favor of the petition with Justice Mohamed Ibrahim and William Ouko dissenting, stating that homosexuals shouldn’t be allowed to form recognized associations in the country.