Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma says LGBTQ members should be hanged
Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma has defended his push to ban the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning asexual (LGBTQ) in Kenya.
The outspoken lawmaker argues that the LGBTQ associations would if offered a chance to thrive, severely impact on the population of the country.
The MP said allowing the LGBTQ groups to register will reduce the population around the globe which will eventually lead to the extinction of mankind.
He said recognition of the group will lead to same-sex marriages and added that such couples cannot sire children thus reducing the population.
“It will reach a time when man will marry a dog. We don’t want to get to a point where instead of multiplying, our population gets down because of mistakes we can prevent now,” reasoned Mr Kaluma.
He challenged people claiming to be gays and lesbians to emulate animals who according to him do not engage in homosexuality.
“Look at the houseful, for example, the male knows the female and vice versa. You can’t tell me that petrol is put in the exhaust pipe of a car when the fuel tank is there,” Mr Kaluma said.
The MP challenged other like-minded persons to support him adding that scientists are fighting hard to save some animal species from extinction and therefore man should also be helped from being wiped out of the earth’s surface.
Mr Kaluma said he had finalized drafting a bill that he hopes will criminalize homosexuality by sending offenders to life imprisonment or handed the death penalty if found guilty.
The legislator who strongly came out to oppose a Supreme Court ruling that allowed registration of LBGTQ said he will not relent on his quest of pushing the government to ban homosexuality in the county.
The Supreme court recently allowed the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) to be registered as a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
Although homosexuality is illegal Kenya, the apex court said homosexuals cannot be denied the opportunity to have an association.
After writing to the Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula about his intention to present a bill that bans homosexuality, the legislator said the proposed law is now ready to be presented before parliament.
Initially, it was called anti-Homosexuality Act of Kenya but the legislator has changed it to the Family Protection Act of Kenya.
Mr Kaluma said the issues the proposed law will deal with are beyond homosexuality so he changed the name to protect Kenyan families.
“Over the period I came out to oppose this, I learnt that there are 23 gender categories including lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, quir among others. This is against what religion teaches us that God created man and woman,” he said.
In the bill, Mr Kaluma said, gender will be determined at birth and that will be final.