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Kenyan PM Raila Odinga Calls for Arrests of Homosexuals


Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called for gay people to be arrested at a rally on Sunday, the Daily Nation reports:

Addressing a rally at Kamukunji grounds in his Langata Constituency, the PM said their behaviour was unnatural.

“If found the homosexuals should be arrested and taken to relevant authorities,” Mr Odinga said.

The PM thrilled the crowd when he asserted that the recent census showed there were more women than men and there was no need for same sex relationships.

He said it was madness for a man to fall in love with another man while there were plenty of women and added that there was no need for women to engage in lesbianism yet they can bear children.

Said Odinga: "We will not tolerate such behaviours in the country. The constitution is very clear on this issue and men or women found engaging in homosexuality will not be spared

David Kuria, a prominent gay activist in Kenya, told the BBC that Odinga's were surprising:

"It was believed to be the first time he has made such comments. Mr Kuria told the BBC's Network Africa programme that he did not know why Mr Odinga made the comments. He said most African leaders who condemned homosexuals were trying to gain political leverage but he said Mr Odinga was already popular so his statement was 'surprising'. An MP in neighbouring Uganda last year tried to introduce the death penalty for some homosexual acts, sparking international condemnation. The BBC's Caroline Karobia in Nairobi says gay people are largely left alone in Kenya as long as they do not draw attention to themselves. The city is home to some well-known gay pubs, she says."

Kuria warned that gay "people will succumb to extortion, blackmail and violence" because of the remarks.

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Watch: CNN Covers Gay Rights in Cuba, South Africa, the UK, India, Germany, and Kenya


CNN takes a quick survey of several countries around the world — Cuba, South Africa, the UK, India, Germany, and Kenya — and where they stand on gay rights issues. 


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Watch: Video of Anti-Gay Mobs in Kenya and Malawi


Last week I posted about the arrests of gay men in Kenya and the bloodthirsty mobs that called for them to be burned. Here's a news report with some very frightening video footage of those mobs, as well as the mobs that have been taunting Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi.

In the screenshot above, a man clings to a building as police drag him outside where the mob waits. In another shot, the Malawi couple are hurried away in the back of a lorry.


The NYT reports that the recent attempts at marriage in Kenya and Malawi have stirred fears that a "homosexual agenda" is being imported from the West:

"Much of Malawi is riveted by the case. This is not just a matter of the state versus a same-sex couple; many here believe it is a matter of Malawi against the developed world. How else, they ask, could 'gayism' have crept into a place where it never before existed? 'These immoral acts are not in our culture; they are coming from outside,' said Leckford Thotho, the minister of information and civic affairs. 'Otherwise, why is there all this interest from around the world? Why is money being sent?' The clergy, especially, has accused foreigners of infecting Malawi with sexual Satanism. The Rev. Zacc Kawalala, the leader of the Word Alive Ministry and a member of the national human rights commission, said: 'The West has its gay agenda. It wants to look at Africa and say, ‘If you don’t accept homosexuality, you are primitive.’ But we’re not as wicked as the West.'"

More likely it is the American evangelists who have come to Africa to stoke and encourage this hatred against gays, an enemy perhaps many of these people didn't know they had until they were taught it by their Anglican pastors.

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