In Summary
  • Speaking to journalists in Nairobi, Mr Njoka said the phenomenal growth for gay and lesbian rights was alarming and has become a threat to the social fabric of the African continent.

A peaceful anti-homosexuality protest march dubbed “Not in Africa” has been planned for February 24, the Maendeleo Ya Wanaume activist Nderitu Njoka announced on Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists in Nairobi, Mr Njoka said the phenomenal growth for gay and lesbian rights was alarming and has become a threat to the social fabric of the African continent.

Our leaders must be ready to state their stand on this issue...this pervasion by a few people calling themselves gays and lesbians must be nipped in the bud, its is an embarrassment and an abomination,” he said.

He said homosexuality “is an affront to nature, religious and biological norms.” It is a disgrace to the men and women victims who are supposed to be role models with upright morals in society,” Mr Njoka said.

“It is an affront to the very will of God and disgrace to world leaders like President Obama who has openly supported gay relationships,” he added.

Mr Njoka said he had drafted a private bill he be tabled in parliament on gay and lesbian relationships. “Our President and political leaders must be ready to state their stand on this issue," he said.

He called on anti-gay activists to join in the planned protest march by saying together “Not in Africa.”

“I request all men in Africa to wear white or red shirts and women to wear white or red tops so as to signify together that Africa is a no gay or lesbian continent,” the activist said.

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