Ezekiel Mutua, the head of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya, has opposed the court ruling allowing the LGBTQ+ community to form NGOs
"These bizarre decisions strike at the heart of our nation." "Our foundation is built on God Almighty's recognition of all creation and family as the key pillar of society," he stated.
He then made a contentious parallel, claiming that allowing the LGBTQ+ community to join their organizations would set a precedent that might potentially extend to granting terrorists and other unlawful groups comparable liberties.
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Mutua emphasized that homosexuality is still illegal in Kenya under the Kenyan Constitution.
The CEO quoted the late Dr. Myles Munroe, saying, "There's no amount of legislation that can make an exit the entry..."
He further claimed that recent court judgments call into question the core values upon which the country is founded.
According to Mutua, the foundation of Kenya is recognizing God Almighty as the creator and family as the cornerstone of society.
He also cited Section 11 of the Constitution, which defines culture as "the cumulative civilization of the Kenyan people," to argue that homosexuality is incompatible with Kenyan culture.
Mutua stated emphatically, "Same-sex marriage is therefore against our core values, the constitution, and religious beliefs, and must not be sanitised through strange court decisions."
Furthermore, religious leaders have criticized the verdict, claiming that it defies the essential tenets of their faith and threatens Kenyan society's established norms.
Ezekiel Mutua's speech highlights the ongoing discussion in Kenya about LGBTQ+ rights and legal recognition.
It follows the Kenyan Supreme Court's decision yesterday to allow the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) to register as a non-governmental organization (NGO) officially.
The decision's controversy highlights the complicated and divisive nature of LGBTQ+ rights issues in Kenya, where traditional values and religious views frequently clash with requests for more tolerance and equal rights for all residents.