The Atheists in Kenya Society has condemned a proposal by Homa Bay City Member of Parliament Peter Kaluma to introduce a invoice that may prohibit homosexuality and its promotion within the nation.
In a letter to Kaluma on Friday, February 24, 2023, the society’s President Harrison Mumia termed the legislator’s perspective, emotions and beliefs in direction of the homosexual group as “unacceptable and disgraceful”.
Mumia faulted the legislator for his stance, saying as a lawyer and a legislator, atheists anticipate him to advertise human rights and never repress individuals who establish as lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+).
“What you’re doing is fueling the repression of a marginalized group in Kenya. You maintain very fastened concepts about how society needs to be structured. We anticipate you to be a promoter of gender variety with respect to sexual orientation,” Mumia stated.
Atheists to oppose anti-gay regulation
The society has vowed to oppose the MP’s invoice in parliament and in courts.
Earlier, Kaluma stated he had written to the Nationwide Meeting Speaker Moses Wetangula informing him about his intention to desk the invoice.
In his letter, the ODM MP acknowledged that he intends to convey laws that may criminalize and suggest punishment for homosexuals and others concerned in unnatural sexual acts.
“I intend to convey a laws to criminalize and punish homosexuality and different unnatural acts and to additional criminalize the promotion of such acts,” the letter learn partly.
Kaluma acknowledged that his laws will consolidate all present legal guidelines regarding unnatural sexual acts.
In accordance with the outspoken lawmaker, the proposed regulation will search to extend the penalty for these convicted of participating or selling homosexuality to imprisonment for life.
“The proposed regulation intends to additional the provisions of article 45(2) of the structure of Kenya and to guard the household is not going to solely consolidate all present legal guidelines regarding unnatural sexual acts but in addition improve the penalty for these convicted of participating or selling the acts to imprisonment for all times or commensurate sentence,” the communique learn additional.
Homosexuality is prohibited in Kenya.
In 2019, the Excessive Courtroom upheld legal guidelines criminalising gay acts between consenting adults.