The Head of state, William Ruto has assigned Attorney General Justin Muturi to challenge Supreme Court ruling on the LGBTQI community to formally register their own union.
The president while speaking during a church service in Nandi County, announced that the AC should review what the Constitution states about the marginalized group noting that he will not allow foreign practices to be allowed in Kenya.
“The attorney will present a petition to the Supreme Court in regard to the LGBTQI community and find out what the Constitution states. W e cannot allow some of these things being enforced on us.’
Ruto’s views come barely after United States ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman made remarks admiring the efforts to protect LGBTQI community in the country.
In her twitter post, meg vowed to continue fighting for the group’s human rights. She said her team had met and engaged these members as well as stakeholders for their welfare.
“Over the past week, my team and I met with the LGBTQI community and stake holders to support the human rights of LGBTQI persons. The U.S proudly advances efforts to protect LGBTQ persons from discrimination and violence and will continue to stand up for human rights and equality,” she tweeted.
The supreme court, upheld the decision of the High Court and the Court of Appel which found the NGO Coordination Board violated the right of freedom of association by denying the registration of an NGO that championed the rights of the LGBTQ community.
The Supreme court noted that by refusing to register the NGO , the persons were convicted before they defied the law which criminalizes gay sex.