Deputy President William Ruto has said Kenya will not allow homosexuality saying that the practice is against both Christianity and human nature.
Ruto assured the religious community that it has the government’s support in opposing same sex relations in Kenyan society.
â€œWe will stand with religious leaders to defend our faith and believes. 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 on Sunday. 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.
“Thereâ€™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.