Wacheni Uoga!Sam West dares the government to pass anti-LGBTQ law

Ruto said he wouldn't tolerate same sex unions in Kenya.

• LGBTQ members in Kenya want their rights upheld.

• Sam says the government should  not be afraid of sanctions from first world countries.

Sam West.
Image: Instagram/Sam West

Motivational speaker Sam West has asked the government to consider passing the anti-LGBTQ bill.

He says the government should not fear the sanctions likely to be put up by the US if such a law passes.

" Kenya iwache uoga. There is something it believes in so it should not be afraid.

Are sanctions something for Kenya to be afraid of?, They should stop that."

In May 2022 Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world's toughest anti-LGBTQ laws, including the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality".

The law stipulates capital punishment for "serial offenders".

It also decrees a 20-year sentence for "promoting" homosexuality.

LGBTQ Ugandans called those changes useless, saying law enforcement regularly exceeds its legal authorities to harass them.

A less restrictive 2014 anti-LGBTQ law was struck down by a Ugandan court on procedural grounds after Western governments had initially suspended some aid, imposed visa restrictions, and curtailed security cooperation.

To retaliate against the move by Uganda, The US revoked the visas of Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament, Anita.

She is the first victim of sanctions against the East African nation.

Months ago President Ruto said he wouldn't allow same sex unions.

Ruto who spoke during the launch of the Women Fund today at KICC said that Kenya had values that needed to be respected and protected.

"I cannot allow our women to get competition from men who chase after men. That will not happen under my watch," Ruto said amid cheers.

DP Gachagua on the other end said he was shocked and even wondered what he could say.

"Do you know that there are times when you can be shocked until you have nothing to say? We are hearing that there is an organisation that wants to defend same-sex marriage. What is that? 

"We have no problem with the court but we have to ask what they imagine when a woman marries another woman. We do not have that and that is against our beliefs," Gachagua added.

Gachagua also indicated that the Head of State was a firm believer that would not support the legalisation of LGBTQ.

"The President is a Christian and he will do what is needed. What they suggest is contrary to our belief. Therefore, we are not supporting that," he said.

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