President William Ruto , on Wednesday, said that Kenyans living in the diaspora will soon be able to marry at Kenyanan embassies respective of countries residence.
The president revealed that, Attorney General Justin Mutiri is working on gazettement of Kenyan embassies worldwide as legally recognized places of marriage.
“The Attorney General has given occurrence that he is going to gazette our embassies as a place you can get married,” he said during his visit in Kigali, Rwanda.
However, even though Kenyans will soon have such a privilege, the president said that the marriages will be within the confines of Kenyan law, meaning same sex marriages will not be accepted regardless of whether the country of residence legally recognizes gay marriages.
“The law of Kenya will continue to apply, if you are a man, you can only get married to a woman, and if you’re a woman, to a man. That will continue to apply,” he said.
The head of state reveled this during his two-day tour to Rwanda at the invitation of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.
During the tour, the two leaders deliberated on areas of mutual interests and cooperation, including the Northern Corridor integration projects, food security, innovation and ICT, health and education.