Jamia Muslim Community has called on President William Ruto to address the ongoing LGBTQ debate and take a stand.
This is after the Supreme Court in the previous week ruled that the move to deny LGBTQ members the right to register as an NGO, despite homosexuality being illegal, was discriminatory.
The ruling to deny the LGBTQ community rights to register as a Non-Governmental Organization was made by lower courts in 2013.
As such, the Muslim community through its secretary general AbdulBari Hamid on Tuesday, February 28 opposed the Supreme Court judgment on LGBTQ.
AbdulBari stated that president Ruto’s stand in this issue is important as Kenyans are looking to him to lead in rejecting the vices.
“We call upon President William Ruto to unequivocally stand against these machinations whose ultimate goal is to decriminalize homosexual relationships,” Hamid said.
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According to the Muslim community, the verdict by the supreme court judges allowing the LBTQ community have legal recognition is shocking, inappropriate, and unacceptable to Kenyans who value religion, cultural traditions, and family relations.
“The judgement has come amidst growing concerns, especially from parents about. Insidious covert plans to push the homosexual agenda to young minds in school and selling of children books in leading bookshops advocating for homosexuality,” AbdulBari stated.
AbdulBari further added that Article 11 of the Constitution identifies culture as the foundation of the country and as the cumulative civilization of the Kenyan people and nation.
“The vast majority of Kenyans adhere to Christianity, Islam and traditional beliefs and a common factor in all these beliefs is that homosexuality is immoral, repugnant and a criminal act which cannot be tolerated in Kenyan societies,” Hamid said.
Nonetheless, the Jamia Muslim Community urged other faith groups and Kenyans of goodwill to come together in a unified voice to fight against these machinations.
According to the Muslim community, the verdict by supreme court may tear apart the societal institution of marriage and the family as they know it.
They further called on the media to live up to its duties and be part of the collective resolve to protect the religious and cultural traditions upheld by Kenyans.
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