Richard Quest
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Richard Quest is in Kenya and has been treated like royalty ever since he came into this country. Even Burna Boy would be jealous. Had to put that in there. Hehehe!

Burna Boy
Burna Boy

One of the things the legendary CNN anchor has gotten is the opportunity to run with Olympic and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge in Karura forest. How many people get that honour? Did Burna Boy get it? O.K sorry I am done.

Richard Quest
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And with that celebrity comes an interest in his life. Quest was interviewed by Capital FM and was very honest about him being a gay man. He explained how the cities he lives in like London and Newyork are welcoming of a man like him:

They are both cities that people in this country can admire, would aspire to be in and would look forward to visiting. There is a reason why I live in those cities…There is a reason why those cities attract the talent and wherever because we can live our lives as we wish. We can love who we wish.

That was not all, Richard feels that the country should decriminalize same-sex relationships unlike what Uhuru Kenyatta, our president has been saying. He told the Chris Kirubi-owned station:

I am obviously going to be advancing an agenda that says there should be at least the decriminalization of same sexual activity. It is straight forward, I am not gonna mess around with that one. That is obviously my belief…I do not for a moment, doubt the sincerity of those people who are against me on this issue.

Richard Quest
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Richard concluded his remarks by calling for Kenya and Kenyans to recognize that if we want to advance, we need to embrace different lifestyles. He summarized:

And I can respect their point of view, I merely say that in this day and age, if you want to succeed, if you want Kenya to be a thriving, vibrant modern economy, you are going to look at this in a different way and ask yourself what is it about these very successful places that we need to at least try to attract. That is the way you do it. You let people live their lives, love who they want and the way they wish.

What do you guys think?

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