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Boni Khalwale rubbishes LGBTQ again, quotes Kenyan law

By Wangu Kanuri January 13th, 2023 1 min read

The debate on whether or not to embrace the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Kenya is heating up.

This follows the recent murder of Edwin Chiloba, an LGBTQ activist cum fashionista.

The deceased’s body was found stashed in a metallic box near his Eldoret home.

Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale who is against LGBTQ, argues the Kenyan law has a stand on relationships.

Quoting Article 45 of the constitution, Khalwale said: “The family is the natural and fundamental unit of society and the necessary basis of social order, and shall enjoy the recognition and protection of the state. (2) Every adult has the right to marry a person of the opposite sex, based on the free consent of the parties.”

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Former Mukurweini lawmaker Kabando wa Kabando supported Khalwale’s sentiments.

But Professor Makau Mutua, a renowned Kenyan scholar has condemned lawmakers who are not showing support for the LGBTQ community.

Mutua singled out Nyali MP Mohammed Ali popularly known as Moha Jicho Pevu and his counterpart, the Likoni parliamentarian Mishi Mboko.

Mutua shared, “What’s this primitive crusade and hate speech against LGBTQIA+ people by MPs including @MbokoMishi and @MohaJichoPevu? MPs should protect the rights of all people, not advocate for the extermination or destruction of anyone, including sexual minorities. Shame on Neanderthal MPs.”

In response, Moha said, “Wewe kwenda huna mpango.”

The fate of LGBTQ in Kenya remains a debate even though USA President Joe Biden’s administration has offered to assist Kenyan authorities with investigations to unravel the source and persons behind the murder. The country highly supports the LGBTQ community.

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