Sonko blames LGBTQ members as his Facebook page is taken down

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 14 Mar, 2023 13:13 | < 1 min read
Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko. PHOTO/Mike Sonko/Facebook
A past photo of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO/(Mike Sonko)Facebook

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko is crying foul after his Facebook page was taken down by the social media company.

Sonko says his Facebook page with over 2.5 million followers was taken down after several complaints were lodged against his posts.

The former Nairobi governor claimed that members of the LGBTQ community complained to Facebook leading to his page being disabled.

He further claimed that the LGBTQ members gave him an ultimatum to apologize to them before he appeals to Facebook to restore his page.

"Hawa ***( referring to LGBTQ in unprintable word) wako na nguvu. Wamecomplain to FB mpaka my page of 2,500,000 followers ikakuwa disabled till I apologise to them then appeal to FB," Sonko tweeted in part.

The firebrand politician however vowed that he will not apologize and vowed to continue doing what he does on Twitter.

"I can't & will not apologise to them. Hapa tweeter muko 2,300,000 followers & still growing like Bush fire. ALLUTA CONTINUA," he added.

Supreme court ruling

Sonko has been very vocal against homosexuality since the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the registration of LGBTQ groups.

Three judges in the five-judge bench ruled that the community members have a right to associate even though the law considers same-sex marriages illegal. Hence, refusal to register them was discriminatory and contravened the law.

The court said that despite homosexuality being outlawed in Kenya, LGBTQ members still have the right to associate.

However, Justices Mohamed Ibrahim and William Ouko dissented and held a firm stance that the law was clear on the illegality of gays and lesbians.

The Supreme Court ruling sparked anger among many Kenyans including the country's top leadership which reiterated that homosexuality will not be allowed in Kenya.

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