Jill Biden's Ksh. 16B donation not linked to Supreme Court's LGBTQ decision - Senator Cherargei says

Jill Biden's Ksh. 16B donation not linked to Supreme Court's LGBTQ decision - Senator Cherargei says

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei in a past address. PHOTO|COURTESY

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has come out to defend the government in regard to the now controversial Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights to association. 

Speaking on Thursday at the Senate, Cherargei dispelled claims that the United States (U.S) First Lady Jill Biden’s visit to the country last week which saw her donate Ksh.16 billion to the government for drought mitigation, shortly after the judgement, is linked to the promotion of homosexuality in the country.

He clarified that the funding should not be mistaken to mean that the U.S. government was promoting LGBTQ in the country since Kenya is against the same.

“There are allegations that the Ksh. 15 billion that has been given to the government to fight drought was courtesy in support of gayism in the country…I want to deny that is not true,” he said.

“The visit of Jill Biden does not connect itself with what is happening and therefore we oppose the issue of homosexuality in the country.”

The lawmaker further commended President William Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua for firm condemnation of homosexuality in the country.

While terming the court decision as hot air, the Senator maintained that Kenya would reject any attempts to legalise same-sex relationships.

“The Supreme Court decision was hot air, it was uncultural, it was uncouth…I want to thank the President and his deputy for saying that the government of Kenyan shall not allow issues of gayism in the country,” he noted.

Following the ruling by the Apex court on the same day the First Lady of the United States arrived in the country, Kenyans took to social media to link Jill Biden to the LGBTQ verdict.

The allegations were later escalated by the Ksh.16 billion donation by the US government in support of Kenya's drought relief efforts a day later.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said the funds were meant to help meet the urgent needs of approximately 1.3 million people across Kenya.


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