‘Let us not waste time discussing LQBTQ’ – Nyali MP calls for jailing of LGBTQ members

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 11 Jan, 2023 09:21 | 2 mins read
'Let us not waste time discussing LQBTQ' - Nyali MP calls for jailing of LGBTQ members
Nyali MP Mohammed Ali. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nyali Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammed Ali wants to government to arrest and jail Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+).

In a post on social media, Ali insisted that homosexuality is illegal and ungodly and as such, it shouldn't be entertained.

"Let us not waste time discussing LQBTQ or whatever name they call it. It’s illegal, God doesn’t like it and we should not entertain it. On this one Democracy my foot! Jail them," Mohammed Ali tweeted.

Kenya’s constitution forbids homosexuality in its entirety.

The Kenyan Penal Code, which dates back to the British colonial period, holds liable to imprisonment any person involved in “unnatural offences” or “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” (up to 14 years), and any males involved in “indecent practices” (up to five years).

Kenya’s Penal Code, which criminalises same-sex activity, remain intact, especially following a High Court ruling in May 2019 which rejected a petition calling for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the country.

Speaking during an interview with CNN on September 7, 2022, President William Ruto demanded mutual respect while talking about the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in Kenya.

“On LGBTQ, I am very clear that we respect everybody and what they believe in, but we also have what we believe in and we expect to be respected for what we believe in,” he said.

However, Ruto said when Kenyans are ready to address LGBTQ+ rights they will make a choice.

“We do not want to create a mountain out of a molehill. When it becomes a big issue for the people of Kenya, the people of Kenya will make a choice,” he added.

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