Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris has thrown her support behind media personality Anita Nderu after she publicly revealed she is LGBTQ+.
Nderu made the announcement through her Twitter page on Thursday, saying she hopes her children will not be subjected to what she has gone through for being a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
“I hope my kids never have to go through what I have gone through for being LGBTQ+,” Anita wrote.
The former Capital FM presenter’s tweet sparked mixed reactions among social media users with some supporting her while others abhorred her.
One of those who defended Nderu is Passaris, who urged people not to judge people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“We must all commit unreservedly to the fight against homophobia and prejudice,” Passaris wrote on Twitter.
Below are some of the Kenyans’ reactions to Nderu’s tweet.
@PatrickKaburu said: “There is NO room for homosexuality and lesbianism in Kenya. The sooner those guys and their supporters will understand that the healthier and better for them.”
@mulidenno tweeted: “@AnitaNderu Future generations will be better. Right now the wider Kenyan society is way too myopic and backward. Especially the ones steeped in religious bigotry. They persecute while opposing persecution. You are on the right side of history.”
@edwin_shoo said: “The LGBTQ community is trying to condition the masses into accepting their lifestyle as being normal...hence, coming out publicly as gays...They are trying to social engineer society...The saddest and most evil thing is that they are targeting children.”
@teega_ti noted: “Supporting LGBTQ is a calamitous calamity. It is outrightly denying a jealous God who hates such evil that destroys marriage and the basic foundation of any nation doesn't exist. Devil is real.”