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Kenya leader: Homosexuals should be arrested

11:33 pm - 11/29/2010
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's prime minister has said that homosexuals should be arrested, according to reports.

"We will not tolerate such behaviors in the country," the BBC quoted Raila Odinga as saying. "The constitution is very clear on this issue and men or women found engaging in homosexuality will not be spared."

Africa Review reported that Odinga told a rally in Nairobi on Sunday that "if found the homosexuals should be arrested and taken to relevant authorities."

The website said that Odinga added it was "madness" for two men to fall in love with each other when a recent census showed there were "plenty of women" in the country.

However, Odinga's spokesman said Monday that the prime minister was quoted out of context and that he was only highlighting that the country's constitution bans same-sex weddings.

Kenya's largest gay rights organization said the comments sparked panic among its members.

'Extortion, blackmail and violence'
Nguru Karugu, a board member with the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, said Monday the group had received calls from concerned members, some of whom are HIV-positive and fear they will be arrested when they collect life-prolonging medicine from government clinics.

David Kuria, another activist with the organization, told the BBC that he believed the prime minister's remarks would provoke "extortion, blackmail and violence."

Kenya's laws prohibit "sex against the order of nature." That charge is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

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thevelvetsun 30th-Nov-2010 04:58 am (UTC)
It's almost comedic.
kitschaster 30th-Nov-2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Considering my comment on the previous post about witches, GODDAMNIT with Africa! *annoyed* I wish a good story came out of Africa every once in a while. =\
rex_dart 30th-Nov-2010 04:46 am (UTC)
Um, I think that's a problem with the western media's reporting on Africa, not a problem with Africa.
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erunamiryene 30th-Nov-2010 04:56 am (UTC)
Can we start arresting stupid, ignorant, compassionless assholes first?
ladypolitik 30th-Nov-2010 04:56 am (UTC)
Yes, please, along with blatant human rights violators.
haruhiko 30th-Nov-2010 05:00 am (UTC)
it was "madness" for two men to fall in love with each other when a recent census showed there were "plenty of women" in the country.

Lolololol tsk tsk those gays, letting all those women Go To Waste while they chase cock, smh smh~
notgarystu 30th-Nov-2010 05:01 am (UTC)
If they're not careful, all those women may have to become lesbians just to get by.
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romp 30th-Nov-2010 06:19 am (UTC)
They're not helping. Advocate article about about 3 countries but I don't see why that would stop at the border.
doe_witch 30th-Nov-2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Well this is just, no pun intended, fucking dandy.
rosicrucian 30th-Nov-2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Speaking of this, did anyone see what the UN did? Unsurprisingly, but sadly, Kenya was on the list of supporters.

I'm starting to believe that the UN is really good at accomplishing absolutely nothing these days.

ETA: OH LORD, I IMAGINE YOU PROBABLY HAVE, LOOKING AT THE DATE. I was sick as hell on the 23rd/24th so I probably missed it on the comm.

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chaya 30th-Nov-2010 05:30 am (UTC)

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homasse 30th-Nov-2010 05:41 am (UTC)
I'm just going to stamp a big ol "NO" on everything contained within that article.

cecilia_weasley 30th-Nov-2010 06:00 am (UTC)
your icon is amazing
cecilia_weasley 30th-Nov-2010 05:52 am (UTC)
How about no? There is so much wrong with what the Kenyan government is saying.
poetic_pixie_13 30th-Nov-2010 06:11 am (UTC)

Well, fuck you.
romp 30th-Nov-2010 06:16 am (UTC)
Oh but the UN will step in and...never mind.
sparkindarkness 30th-Nov-2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
So much this. Even before their formal fuck you to gay people the UN has never really given a damn about genocide against us.
sparkindarkness 30th-Nov-2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
This is repellent. I'd add Kenya to the list of nations to avoid like the plague, but it's already on there.

Is our humanity really that much to ask, damn it?!

Bigots continue to stink up the planet
fuckfrosti 30th-Nov-2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Well this is depressing. :(
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