State House yesterday appeared to put an end to the weekend comments by several regime politicians, including Deputy President William Samoei Ruto, over the issue of homosexuals.
In a stinging criticism directed at the DP, state house spokesperson Manoah Esipisu warned Kenya is a country governed by the constitution.
He appeared to frame the homosexual debate as a human rights issue -the same framing it has been given in the US where it was recently legalised in all states by a supreme court decision – and stressed onÂ the importance of freedom of speech. He warned that no one should dictate what President Obama will say or won’t say during his visit.
â€œAs Kenyans we believe in Freedom of speech. We cannot tell Obama what he can or cannot say during his visit to Kenya,â€ he said.
Addressing a gathering at AIC Ziwani in Nairobi County, DP Ruto said Kenya is a God-fearing country and will not be lured into embracing same sex marriage.
President Obama is expected in Kenya for a global entrepreneurship summit.