By Emily Gesare Igonyi
Many Kenyans are still NaÃ¯ve when matters of sexuality are mentioned. Until a few years ago, I never believed that gays and lesbians existed in real life. I thought that it was one of those fairy tales told to us by our grannies. In fact, I never read their stories especially in foreign media because I perceived them obscene.
A friend zipped me up by referring me to some verses in the Bible. I came to learn that the evil has been in existence from prehistoric times. The Bible states that Sodom and Gomorrah were ruined because of gays.
Surprisingly, my own country â€“ the country that calls itself a Christian nation is licensing gays. My interest in gay topic is triggered by the demand for gay rights in Kenya. To be sincere, I have never met anyone who confessed to be gay or lesbian. I only see them in foreign television channels. Researchers say that 7-15 per cent of Kenyans are gay. In other words, they say 2 point something Kenyans are evil and not real humans.
Some say there are clubs in Nairobi and Mombasa that are exclusive for gays and lesbians. As an intellectual, I have no reason to believe what people say. Nonetheless, I have no apparent reason not to believe it either.
The uproar and tension generated by the legalizing gays by the High Court of Kenya recently is understandable. The Western Nations threaten to impose sanctions on Kenya if it outlaws gays. I have a resounding peace of advice for my â€œcivilizedâ€ friends abroad and the gays and lesbians among us. You donâ€™t need to impose any sanction on our nation because both gays and non gays will suffer.
To rescue their â€œpersecutedâ€ brothers and sisters who are being denied their inalienable â€œHuman Rightsâ€ in Kenya, they should encourage and sponsor them float a political party that will enable them seek power. Once one of their own is elected President of the republic of Kenya, he or she would reverse the law touching same sex marriage.
If what statisticians are telling us is true, gays and lesbians are numerous enough to support a political party. Here is an opportunity for them: with our two major coalition parties wobbling and confused, a powerful third party might have ample chance of winning the presidential election. Gays and lesbians should therefore put their house in order. I am not sure whether they have an association already, for instance one like Association of Kenyan Gays and Lesbians (AKGL) that could be transformed to Gays and Lesbians Coalition Party (GLCP).
Gays and lesbians do not deserve all the human rights that normal people enjoy. I donâ€™t think they do. In fact, granting them all the animal rights will great honor because they are far worse than animals. I insist that they are far worse because I have never seen animals of the same sex mate.
The people who call themselves gay right activists should warm up to other weird rights. Incest and rape may disappear from the ordinary English Dictionary. Very soon, a man will seek his rights to sleep or remarry his mother especially when his father dies. Unmarried women will soon demand for rights to have sex or marry their fathers especially after their motherâ€™s death. And what about the right to satisfy lust? Persons will be free to enjoy their rights and nobody will question their sexual attraction to another. Siblings will be free to have sex among them. God forbid.
Unless this western madness popularly known as â€œcivilizationâ€ is completely cured, the world may one day witness a marriage between dog and man, he-goat and woman, lizard and man, and even man and snake .