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Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma is set to introduce a new bill that seeks to criminalize homosexuality in Kenya.
Kaluma says the proposed piece of legislation intends to increase the sentence for those found guilty of engaging in and promoting homosexual acts to life imprisonment.
“I intend to bring legislation to criminalize and punish homosexuality and other unnatural sexual acts; and to further criminalize the promotion of such acts in Kenya,” Kaluma says in a letter addressed to National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula.
The proposed law, he says, will strengthen the provisions of Article 45 (2) of the Constitution of Kenya, which stipulates that “every adult has the right to marry a person of the opposite sex, based on the free consent of the parties.”
“The proposed law intended to further the provisions of article 45 (2) of the constitution of Kenya and to protect the family will not only consolidate all existing laws relating to unnatural sexual acts but also increase the penalty for those convicted of engaging or promoting the acts to imprisonment for life or commensurate sentence,” he adds.
The ODM MP is seeking facilitation from the Speaker’s office in the consolidation of the bill.
“I request your office to grant necessary facilities in aid of this urgent endeavor.”
In 2019, the High Court in Kenya upheld laws criminalizing homosexual acts between consenting adults. Presiding judges Roselyne Aburili, Chacha Mwita, and John Mativo ruled that Section 162 (a) and (c) of Kenya’s Penal Code clearly states that homosexuality is illegal in Kenya.
The court further dismissed claims that the Kenyan LGBTQ community would continue to be stigmatized if homosexuality remained a criminal offense.
“There is no basis upon which the court can say they [LGBTQ community] will be discriminated against. We, [therefore], dismiss the case that they will be discriminated,” said the court. “Stigma is not exclusive to the LGBTQ community. Everyone has the right to access health.”
Who cares, this is just an idiot trying to stay relevant in Rutos administration.
Let's go back some years back, women who had kids were being married to old ladies without kids.
WTF,we they doing at night?
Let's be real bro.
This is just a distraction from the main issues.
@ Comrade Kora Kanini,sometimes, its prudent not to open one's mouth.Yes at times silence in golden.Distraction is always short lived. It's best just to hold the bull by horns.Anyway, what he says or does not say,tells alot about him.I hope voters make note of that.
Iwapo watu wa jinsia (gender) moja wanafanya urafiki wa kimapenzi, ni lazima tujue ya kwamba tabia kama hizi zilitokana na watu wa kigeni ambao waliileta mila yao ya ngono walipokuja Kenya bila kualikwa.
Ikiwa Kaluma anasema watu wa tabia hii washikwe na kupata kifungo cha maisha, ningependa Kaluma pia awafunge watu wote ambao:
1. Wana jina au majina ya kigeni
2. Wanaabudu imani ya kigeni.
3. Wanazungumza lugha ya kigeni.
Ningependa kujua: Je, Wanabunge hawana jambo la kusema ila kujadiliana mambo ya ngono ya jinsia moja na kuwafunga watu kama hawa kwenye jela kwa maisha??
Kwa nini wabunge kama "X" ("X" ni kuonyesha ya kwamba jina hili si la asili ya bara letu. Ni jina linalotokana na ukoloni wa dini bandia za kigeni) Kaluma alichaguliwa kwenye bunge?
The moronic MPig should also introduce a Bill with a mandatory death sentence for heterosexuals!!!
Are they worse than those who steal billions from the coffers of the government leaving thousands to die or live in abject poverty? Yet when they steal and are caught you let them go scott free. You MPs have no shame. You were elected to govern and not to waste time poking your noses in people’s bedrooms.
Is this the best bill this Mpig could propose?Shame on you.People are starving in nothern part of Kenya,livestock dying.Not to mention Omondi protesting the high cost of living,and all the elected official could think of is homosexulity...
What I would like to know is how a population of less that 10 percent,and powerless could threated 90% of the population,just because they prefer same sex?
How about proposing a bill to take all homosexuals from Kenya to the western world?Hahaha, should such a bill pass,and the West goes along with it,you would see a dramatic increase of homos in Kenya.Hey if I was starving in Kenya,and gays were being uplifted to lands of milk,honey,and open conoodling,I would jump on the band wagon...What this tells you is morality is not static.Its on a sliding scale...Mohammed the prophet married a six year old girl.Yes "the best of mankind" did that. Today he would be a gand hemophilia with people baying for his head.Unfornately,this practice still goes on.Can you fathom a 54 year old man marrying a six year old,and consumating the marriage when the wife turns 9?