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Kenya: Gays Flee As Irate Residents Storm Likoni Seminar

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    [video=youtube_share;CvGMkMbFpbk]http://youtu.be/CvGMkMbFpbk[/video]

    A mob on Thursday stormed the venue of a meeting of homosexuals, scattering the delegates.

    About 30 participants scampered from the Likoni CDF Youth Empowerment and Library Centre through the back when about 100 youth led by religious leaders and village elders forced their into the venue.
    Five Coast gay leaders, however, were not so lucky as the youths blocked the escape route and seized them.
    They were held captive in the building for three hours as residents bayed for their blood.

    The five were saved by Likoni police boss Abagarro Guyo and district officer Moses Ouma who ordered the seminar closed.
    The five were bundled into a private car and whisked away under tight security.
    "Everybody is ordered to vacate these premises. The seminar is terminated immediately and the place closed," said Mr Guyo.
    Sheikh Amir Zani of the Muzadhalfa mosque described the seminar as illegal, ungodly and unacceptable. He threatened to mobilise the community to cane the gays if they organised such a meeting again.

    "The government should stop this or we will act as a community," Sheikh Zani declared.
    Mombasa Network for Human Rights organising secretary Ali Kigarimbwe accused the organisers of denigrating the youth centre.
    Sauti ya Likoni lobby group chairman Hamisi Hassan Ng'anzi said residents were shocked that such a seminar could be held in their midst.
    "Many workshops of this kind have been held, purportedly to impact safe sex skills to the youth but they are actually business ventures.
    "Why is drug abuse on the rise? These workshops don't have any meaning," he said.
    A village elder, Mr Daniel Baridi, said all seminars at the centre should be vetted and approved by community leaders.
    "We established this centre to help our youth but it is being abused. We will not allow such activities," he said.
    But the Ministry of Youth and Sports district officer, Mr David Ogal, defended the organisers of the seminar and accused residents of misunderstanding their aims.

    "Here we are dealing with very vital education to vulnerable groups, including drug users, commercial sex workers, gays and others.
    "We are offering peer and HIV/Aids education to the youth because they are at the highest risk of infection," he told the press.
    Mr Ogal said the ministry's job was to help impart life skills to the youth and vulnerable groups whose HIV infection is twice that of other groups.
    "I am a youth officer and charged with this responsibility. The gay community, like other groups, approached us and requested to be educated on safe sex.

    "They have a right to safe sex. By doing this, we are not promoting homosexuality but imparting knowledge.
    "There is a lot of social discrimination and stigma about the issue and we as a society must fight it," he said.
    The seminar participants were aged between 20 and 30, said the officer, adding that his ministry would make youth funds available to all groups as they had a right.

    The seminar was organised and sponsored by the Kenya NGO Consortium and Constitutional Aids Control Council, which Mr Ogal said paid them a daily allowance of Sh1,000 "for lunch and transport" for each participant.

    Source: allAfrica.com: Kenya: Gays Flee As Irate Residents Storm Likoni Seminar
     
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    Real challenge, wrong approach.
     
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    would you tell me bcause I am curious which way can be the best approach?
     
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    Sababu ya kuiga uzungu kupindukia na kujidai eti wameendelea zaidi ya majirani wao sasa wakenya wanageuza nchi yao kuwa paradiso ya mashoga (ili wazidi kukubalika na wazungu, akina Cameron). Kuna jamaa wakikenya ambao wameshaanza kupalilia biashara ya utalii wa mashoga "gay tourism" ili kupanua sera ya utalii. Hii habari nimeinyofoa toka mtandaoni.

    Africa's Gays running to Kenya
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    Remember that infamous Ugandan Gay couple, John and Paul? The ones that kept getting death threats if they did not straighten up their act- pun intended! If you do then you might be passing them by at the mall or the supermarket some time soon. We just learned that the couple has been in Nairobi since May of last year.

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    You see, all was well for gays in Uganda until an anti-homosexuality bill caused a wave of homophobia in Uganda. John and Paul could no longer hold hands in the streets of the capital Kampala and kiss in night clubs and more nightmare crept in when people began insulting and assaulting gays and they had to run away to Kenya.

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    In December, President Barack Obama said that fighting discrimination against gays should be at the forefront of American diplomacy. In Kampala, people did not know gays existed until a member of parliament in 2009 proposed strengthening the law against homosexuality, which could already lead to a life sentence in prison. Many Ugandans demonstrated against gay people and sighted that they are not human beings to an extent that they could not buy from shopkeepers!

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    Worse was to come when a screaming tabloid headline encouraged its readers to "HANG" homosexuals and in October 2010 published the names, photos and addresses of more than 20 gays.

    Now, just like Somali refugees come to Dadaab, Ugandan Gay refugees are being hosted by none other than the one country that hosts all our neighbours' problems. Kenya is fast gaining a reputation as a Gay Haven. The country has a number of Gay rights organizations that Africans are using to seek refuge in Kenya. Perhaps we should embrace GAY Tourism!

    Muchene Mag
     
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    Habari mr.Kanzu
     
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    Habari swafi. Ninawafuatilia wakenya kwa makini na jitihada zao za kukubalika na wazungu!
     
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    ...wa "kinyaa" mpo!!?askari kanzu kwa hii lazima wakae,lol
     
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    hapa hawafurukuti ingawa wataibuka na mashambulizi kama kawaida yao!
     
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    yule mama aliyeishtaki JF bungeni ana kamsemo chake anasema "mbayaaa!"
     
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    Gayism is ilegal, so far it is in Kenya and that aint changing soon, slow down on degratory posts that have unfound basis. Homosexuality isnt legal in Kenya!!!!
     
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    good luck then:)
     
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    this is what i hope kenya becomes. a country where the government doesnt dictate what people do in the privacy of their homes.

    let us live our lives whichever way we want and let God do the judging. the problems with us africans is that we want to assume the role of God and judge other people.
     
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    Sawa ila usitumie neno paradiso
     
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    Dont you have anything better to do? Askari Kanzu! Why the obsession with what consenting adults do with their genitals. This is a waste of thread in your attempt to soil Kenya's name in the face of your fellow bigoted gang busters.
    Askari Kanzu must be gay and is using this information to divert attention from his insatiable urge to be with those he truly loves (men) otherwise I just don understand the obsession with what consenting adults do with their genitals. Come out of the closet Askari Kanzu!

    I thought you folks have bigger problems to worry about:
    1. Tanzania has the worst education system in the region (Umoja report)
    2. Tanzania has the fastest growing slum population in Africa (UN report)
    3. Over exploitation of your resources by foreign companies (only 4% of your minerals worth is left in TZ)
    4. Witchcraft (Loliondo)
    5. Tanzania is the least democratic in the region (Led by 1 party since independence)
    6. Xenophobia
    7. Albino parts trade
    8. Domination by SA, KE, UG, RW, Europe, China and USA
    just to name a few. Focus on those problems first before displaying your ignorance and your obsession with what consenting adults do with their genitals.

    Whether you like it or not homosexuality is prevalent all over Africa, Tanzania has a big population of same sex partners (people like Askari Kanzu) and denying their existence or focusing on Kenya as usual will not succeed.

    My personal opinion is that this is an issue for the Kenyan constitution and should not be dictated by the church or the mosque. The government has not place in our bedrooms and no one should impose their morality on others. I believe everyone is equal and I am happy that, compared to many African countries kenya has a more civil approach to this issue.

    Come out of the closet Askari Kanzu
     
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    well said, in there bedrooms, not in public. It disgusts, its against the scriptures n african culture 'for atheists' and it shouldnt be entertained. Infact more penalties should be imposed to this code, 'no one is playing God.'
     
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    Following your logic, all muslims should seek to have all kenyans that eat pork punished since it is not allowed in Islam.

    So what if your religion is against it? Do you think everyone follows your religion? What gives you the right to impose your religious beliefs on others. Our constitution spells out a clear separation of church and state. Kenya is a secular state and I assure you our constitution ensures everyone's right to be. This is an issue for the Kenyan courts and not the church or the mosque.
     
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    Today, the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims is leading the charge with inflammatory remarks against the commercial sex workers, the LGBT community and any other group they consider immoral by Islamic standards. In their attempt to impose their beliefs on all Kenyans they have formed an alliance with the church.

    As ludicrous as it is, the Supreme Council of Kenyan Imams is claiming the moral compass despite the fact they are yet to condemn the crimes against humanity perpetrated by their donors, beneficiaries and brethren in Somalia, Sudan and now in Kenya. The council is yet to come out strongly against the indoctrination of Kenyan youth by the Al Qaeda linked terrorist organization the Al Shabaab, the genocide in Dafur and South Sudan by the Islamic regime in Khartoum and slavery in the land of their financiers the Saudis where dozens of Kenyan women live in bondage and it is illegal for women to drive and vote or leave the house without a male companion. True to form, this group is made up of men who will rally with the bishops and pastors on Thursdays only to curse every non muslim as ‘Kaafirs' who will burn in hell during their Friday sermons.

    The catholic church in Kenya will also find time to rally against all they deem immoral but are yet to come out publicly against sexual abuse and top Vatican officials, including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (the current Pope Benedict XVI), who according to church documents was specifically warned about a Wisconsin priest, Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy, who molested at least 200 deaf boys over the course of 24 years but decided to ignore advice to take responsible, decisive action by defrocking the priest and going public with their knowledge of his crimes. Instead it appears they opted to do nothing and sweep the whole matter under the rug to avoid bringing embarrassment and shame on the Church.

    The protestant pastors on the other hand are solely responsible for transforming the church in Kenya into a multi billion shilling corporation with millionaires for pastors who take from the poor, live lavishly in mega mansions and are equipped with helicopters and top of the range cars a lifestyle that bears no resemblance to that of Jesus who abhorred glut, lived to help the poor and rode on a donkey according to the bible.

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:
    THANK THE GODS FOR KENYAN PROSTITUTES | MY254


     
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    Does any of you know what mufa'khathat is? (google it)! Shouldnt that be a bigger concern....
     
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    inconsistencies noted, food and immorality dont weigh on the same scale. Its universally accepted that homosexuality for africans is a non starter and was only imported. I chose to say african culture so as not to impose my beliefs on anyone. By gawd, if somehow my grandpa reads this he will be disappointed in Kenya, some secular xtics are crazy, if a bill finds its way to parliament it will be the equivalent of the Ugandan penal code, borrow a leaf from them. If we as a country keep rooting for immorality we will reign on a society that lacks the requiste fibre for moderation. This is bad, really bad.... The constitution acknowleges the union of a man and a woman, defaming the constitution to further ths thread is really demeaning and unfair to a constitution that protects the institution of marriage.
     
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