In Summary
  • Question on gay activities is expected to spur debate when it comes before the House
  • Lawmakers launch caucus to rally the House to fully enforce law against practice

Five MPs have declared an onslaught on homosexuality, which includes rallying the public to arrest gay people where police fail to act.

Through a newly formed parliamentary caucus, the lawmakers will also be rallying their colleagues in Parliament to fully enforce relevant parts of the law that prohibits gay practice.

The caucus to fight gayism in Kenya was launched on Tuesday to coordinate all plans and activities meant to fight it.

It was announced in Parliament just a day after US President Barack Obama issued a statement urging Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a Bill banning gayism in the neighbouring country.

The MPs want the National Security Committee of the National Assembly to summon the Attorney-General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Registrar General of Companies to explain how gay practice continues to thrive in the country despite being prohibited in the laws of the land.

Mr Irungu Kang’ata (Kiharu), Mr Julius Ndegwa (Lamu West) Mr John Njoroge (Kasarani), Mr Clement Wambugu (Mathioya) and Mr Stephen Kinyanjui (Kinangop) said they will lobby Kenyans to maintain harsh anti-gay laws and Parliament to tighten the current law.

Already, Mr Kang’ata has filed a question which is expected to spur a heated debate on the practice in the country when it comes before the floor of the House where it is expected to be referred to the relevant committee of Parliament for further action.

The caucus issued a hard-hitting statement declaring homosexuality wrong, illegal and unethical and demanding that any person promoting its practice be arrested.

The MPs said the AG and the DPP must explain why gays in the country still go around freely even publicly declaring their inclinations.

The Registrar General, on the other hand, will be required to explain how any gay group has been registered, if any.

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