The anti-homosexual movement in Kenya continues this week with an infamous bill that would reportedly allow foreign homosexual people stoned to death in public. The law would allow such executions for foreigners who commit one homosexual act while imposing a life sentence on Kenyan nationals.
The draft bill has proposed that a foreigner who commits a homosexual act be stoned in public, while Kenyan nationals found guilty will be jailed for life.
The draft bill is the work of the Republican Liberty Party and prohibits all forms of sexual relations between people of the same sex. The party’s legal secretary, Edward Onwong’a Nyakeriga, is quoted as saying that “There is need to protect children and youth who are vulnerable to sexual abuse and deviation as a result of cultural changes, uncensored information technology, parentless-child developmental settings and increasing attempts by homosexuals to raise children in homosexual relationships through adoption, foster care or otherwise.”
Only last week, a Ugandan court rejected such a law but did so on the grounds that the Parliament had not met the quorum requirement when passing the law — not as a ruling on individual rights.
The law in Kenya is being supported by an array of religious leaders.